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Halloumi with Chickpea Salsa and Couscous

Meatless Mondays aren’t really a challenge for me because I go long periods of time without eating meat. That’s not to say I could ever be a vegetarian though – I really do love meat. But it’s expensive and sometimes I just can’t be bothered to cook it. (Even you beloved chicken.) But a lack of meat doesn’t mean that dinner has to be dull!

Halloumi with Chickpea Salsa and Couscous


(Adapted from BBC Good Food)
250 g of couscous
250 ml vegetable stock
400 g of chickpeas, drained
140 g of cherry tomatoes, halved
3 tablespoons of olive oil
3 tablespoons of red wine vinegar
1 red chilli, deseeded and chopped
small bunch of mint and coriander, chopped
250 g of halloumi, thickly sliced

Put the couscous in a bowl and pour the hot vegetable stock over it. Cover and let sit for 10 minutes.

In another bowl, mix the chickpeas with half the olive oil and the vinegar. Then add in the chopped tomatoes, coriander, chilli and mint.

Fry your halloumi on a hot griddle for 2-3 minutes per side. Fluff up the couscous with a fork. Then add in the rest of the oil and vinegar. Then mix in the couscous “salsa” and top with the grilled halloumi.

halloumi dish
Guys, there are genuinely few things I love more than a good piece of halloumi! Sorry for the strange tinge to my photos this day. Awful late night artificial light!

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