Peri Peri Halloumi Salad

Spicy and totally satisfying peri-peri halloumi to take your salad bowl to the next level. This recipe is super quick with minimal ingredients which is ideal for those busy weeknights when you are looking for a quick dinner. This salad is also high in protein and fat whilst low in carbohydrates.

What is peri peri halloumi?

I first came across peri-peri halloumi when I saw Joe Wicks’ Halloumi Burger which by the way is so good.

You simply dip each halloumi slice in a peri-peri marinade and cook it over a high heated griddle pan or frying pan for under five minutes.

Rather than using a burger bun, here is a low-carb alternative to make your new favourite salad which is high in protein.

It is super quick, tasty, and budget-friendly which makes a fantastic lunch or dinner.

Is it good for keto?

Halloumi is naturally high in fat and salt, and although each bite is full of flavour, it is naturally very high in calories.

Therefore, for a salad recipe, you might be surprised that this was over 400 calories per serving, but it is very low-carb, high in protein and fat, which is also keto-friendly.

I also made a naked burrito meal prep and naked burger meal prep which are low-carb alternatives to traditionally high dense recipes.

If you are on a keto diet, this recipe is fine and the peri-peri marinade is also okay to use, although you can eliminate that if you want.

How to make this salad?

Simply cut your block of halloumi into several rectangular pieces and dip them in peri peri marinade.

This is followed by frying each side on a high heated griddle pan or frying pan for 2 minutes on each side.

Place it on top of your salad and that is it!

You can use the same process by using a different sauce of your choice such as siracha sauce or bbq sauce.

Can you reheat it?

This halloumi salad tastes best when fresh but you can meal prep it or prepare the salad bowls in advance.

If you are going to prep this recipe, first of all, you must ensure that you use fresh salad and give it a rinse to keep it lasting long.

To reheat the halloumi, cook it for 40 seconds in the microwave. It still tastes okay after 2 to 3 days but the longer you leave it, the more rubbery it will become.

However, if you prepare the salad bowls in advance, it only takes 5 minutes to cook it fresh which is not bad timing on a weeknight.

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Piri Piri Halloumi Salad


  • Author: Mani
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 2 1x

Description

Spicy and totally satisfying peri-peri halloumi to take your salad bowl to the next level. This recipe is super quick with minimal ingredients which is ideal for those busy weeknights when you are looking for a quick dinner. This salad is also high in protein and fat whilst low in carbohydrates.

 


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Ingredients

  • 224g Halloumi Block (sliced)
  • 40g Peri-Peri Marinade / Spicy Sauce
  • 1 Bag Baby Leaf Salad
  • Cherry Tomatoes

Instructions

  1. Slice the block of Halloumi in half and slice into four pieces.
  2. In your mixing bowl, add the peri-peri marinade, followed by the halloumi. 
  3. Gently mix.
  4. Pre-heat your frying pan at a high temperature (this is important).
  5. Slightly reduce the heat, then fry the Halloumi slices for two minutes on each side, or until golden brown.
  6. Add to your bowl of salad.

Notes

  • For meal prep purposes, refrigerate up to three days and ensure the salad is fresh.
  • If you do not have peri-peri marinade, you can use any spicy sauce or simply just cook the halloumi as it is, which will still be a very tasty salad.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 423
  • Sugar: 4 g
  • Sodium: 1357 mg
  • Fat: 31 g
  • Saturated Fat: 18 g
  • Carbohydrates: 9 g
  • Fiber: 2 g
  • Protein: 27 g

Keywords: Halloumi Salad, Peri Peri Halloumi Salad

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