Tabbouleh with halloumi

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Serves: 4

By YumYumMummy

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  • 4 tsp olive oil

  • 1 bunch parsley

  • 1 lemon juiced

  • 250g bulgar wheat

  • 4 salad tomatoes

  • 1 lemon wedges (optional)

  • 1/3 cucumber

  • 1 bunch mint

  • 250g halloumi

  • 1 bunch spring onions washed


<ol> <li>Cook bulgar wheat according to packet instructions, drain and rinse under cold water.</li> <li>Chop a handful each of the parsley and mint as fine as you can be bothered.</li> <li>Chop spring onions, tomatoes and cucumber into small dice.</li> <li>Mix herbs, salad veg, bulgar wheat, lemon juice and oil in bowl.</li> <li>Season with black pepper and salt if desired (but remember the halloumi is quite salty).</li> <li>Put salad aside or refrigerate if making in advance of serving.</li> <li>Five minutes before you are ready to serve, cut the halloumi into about 0.5cm slices.</li> <li>Heat a small amount of olive oil in non-stick frying pan or griddle.</li> <li>Add slices and fry until the cheese turns brown on the outside.</li> <li>Serve the salad with a couple of the cheese slices on top, adding a little more olive oil to salad if needed.</li> </ol>

Handy Hint

<ul> <li>Serve with lemon wedges if using</li> <li>Use more parsley and mint than you might think you'll need, it tastes best if really herby</li> <li>Best served fresh but does keep in the fridge OK for a couple of days</li> <li>For a side salad or picnic dish, use more bulgar wheat to make it go further, and chop the fried halloumi up and mix in to the salad - yummy!</li> </ul>

Additional Information

  • Egg Free

  • Nut Free

  • Vegetarian

  • Starter

  • Main Course

  • Side

  • Spring

  • Summer

  • Salad

  • Make Ahead

  • bbq

  • middle eastern

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  • mamamiafigaro 05/08/10 22:27

    I make this with cous cous and add a smidgen of cumin for a little kick other wise a bit bland! will try with the halloumi tho (usually just pile it on top of ritz crackers) :)

  • barbaras942 02/05/08 10:18

    There&#39;s a really good Nigella Bites recipe for Halloumi that would work with this too, which basically tells you to - Fry the sliced halloumi till they start to turn golden and crispy on the edges, and then dress while hot with mixture of lime juice, chopped red chilli,olive oil and a little sugar. Eat immediately.

  • YumYumMummy 29/01/08 21:41

    Several dinner guests have declared this the best starter ever! Also successful as a "bring a dish" offering to a summer party