Haloumi & Tomato Salad

February 24, 2015
HALLOUMI & TOMATO SALAD | this easy and yummy salad is up on the blog. Summer might be over but there is still plenty of time for fresh, delicious salads!

Salads are my favourite during summer, and they usually only comprise of a few simple ingredients. It’s all about using ingredients that are fresh and in season and you’ll end up with a tasty side to any meal. This one I created the other night for dinner when we had some friends over. I also like having quick and easy recipes up my sleeve for when guests are over so you’re not spending all your time in the kitchen and not socialising!

Serves 4-6


  • 400g mixed variety cherry tomatoes
  • 1 lemon
  • Sea salt flakes
  • 200g halloumi cheese
  • 150g baby spinach
  • 3 tbsp olive oil


  1. Preheat your oven to 180®C. Meanwhile, chop the cherry tomatoes in half and cut half of the lemon into very thin slices, reserve the other half of the lemon for your dressing. Place the tomatoes and lemon in a baking dish with 1 tbsp of olive oil and a generous pinch of sea salt flakes. Mix well and bake in the oven for around 20 minutes or until soft, allow to cool.
  2. While the tomatoes are baking, slice the halloumi into thin slices and pan fry until golden in colour. Remove from the pan and allow to cool slightly before chopping roughly into smaller pieces.
  3. To make the salad dressing, combine the remaining 2 tbsp of olive oil and 1 tbsp of lemon juice into a sealable container. Add a pinch of salt and pepper and then shake well to combine.
  4. In a large bowl combine the baby spinach with the tomatoes, halloumi and dressing. Toss through well and place into a large bowl to serve.

Halloumi is a semi-ripened cheese meaning it is a low lactose alternative. Servings up to 50g should be tolerated by most people on a low FODMAP diet.






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  • Reply Kat from March 4, 2015 at 8:41 am

    You just reminded me of how much I love haloumi, I really have to try your recipe soon! :)

    • Reply Melissa March 4, 2015 at 9:02 am

      Its one of my favourites too Kat!

  • Reply Erin March 5, 2015 at 6:35 pm

    Hi Melissa,
    This salad looks amazing! I too have struggled with fructose malabsorption for years! And lactose intolerance… And now I’ve finally worked out that the sulphites (a preservative) that is found in lots of food is a major problem for me (read wines, sultanas.. ). Your website looks amazing and I can’t wait to see more great recipes like this!

    • Reply Melissa March 5, 2015 at 8:28 pm

      Hi Erin, Thank-you for your kind words! It took me a long time to work out what I was OK with and what really sets me off too. Keep an eye out for many more recipes to come :)

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