Halloumi Fries Salad

  • 20MINS
  • 20MINS
  • Serves 2
  • 443KCAL

This might just be the best salad you’ll ever try! Salty, breadcrumb-coated halloumi fries, served on a bed of sweet fruit and crunchy veggies.

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NutritionPer Serving

  • Calories443
  • Carbs31g
  • Protein32g
  • Fat20g
  • Saturates14g
  • Sugars24g

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There’s something about the combination of sweet and salty flavours that we just can’t get enough of! This recipe builds on those umami flavours by pairing savoury halloumi cheese with a fresh, fruity salad. 

You might think halloumi fries don’t sound that slimming friendly, but we’re baking them in the oven, rather than frying them – this cuts out so many calories! This is a hearty, satisfying salad that’s bursting with flavours. 

You won’t want to skip the sweet chilli-infused dressing! It adds just the right amount of subtle spiciness to cut through the strong, salty taste of that golden, breadcrumb-coated halloumi. Finish with a sprinkle of sweet pomegranate and some fresh mint leaves. Salads don’t get much better than this! 

What diets is this Halloumi Fries Salad suitable for?

Our Halloumi Fries Salad can be enjoyed on a gluten free diet, as long as you substitute the panko breadcrumbs for a gluten free alternative. This recipe is also vegetarian-friendly, as long as you check that the halloumi you are using is vegetarian. 

You can also make this recipe suitable for vegans and dairy free diets by swapping the following ingredients for suitable alternatives:

  • Reduced fat halloumi cheese
  • Fat free natural yoghurt

If you’re cooking for people with allergies, be extra careful when checking ingredients and preparing food!

How Weight Watchers friendly is this Halloumi Fries Salad recipe?

Weight Watchers’ new PersonalPoints plan calculates each individual’s Points allowance based on their unique food preferences and goals. This means we’re no longer able to offer exact WW points for our recipes.

The good news is that all of our recipes are still Weight Watchers friendly! If you have any questions about your Points budgets or you’re unsure how a certain recipe will fit into your plan, please reach out to Weight Watchers directly.

Do you need any special ingredients to make Halloumi Fries Salad?

Nope! Everything you need should be easy to pick up in your usual supermarket. You’ll need some reduced fat halloumi cheese – this is a semi-hard cheese that can be fried, grilled or baked. It won’t melt away and holds its shape nicely when you cook it, with a delicious creamy, salty flavour. It’s very popular and can be found in most supermarkets!

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How many calories are in this Halloumi Fries Salad?

There are 443 calories per portion in this Halloumi Fries Salad, which means it falls into our Weekly Indulgence category. 

This Halloumi Fries Salad is perfect if you’re following a calorie controlled diet, and fits well with any one of the major diet plans such as Weight Watchers. 

As a guide, an average man needs around 2,500kcal (10,500kJ) a day to maintain a healthy body weight. For an average woman, that figure is around 2,000kcal (8,400kJ) a day. Obviously, if your goal is to lose weight then you might want to adjust these slightly! You can read more about these recommendations on the NHS website.

Step 1

Preheat the oven to 200ºC. Line a baking tray with foil and spray with low-calorie cooking spray. Make sure to grease the foil thoroughly.

Step 2

Pour the yoghurt onto a small plate and sprinkle the panko breadcrumbs on another small plate.

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Step 3

Dip the halloumi pieces in the yoghurt, turning until well-coated. Dip into the breadcrumbs to coat all over, pressing the breadcrumbs on lightly.

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Step 4

Place the breadcrumbed halloumi on the prepared baking tray and spray with low-calorie spray. Pop in the preheated oven for 15-20 minutes until crisp and golden. Remove from the oven and set aside.

Step 5

While the halloumi fries are baking, make the salad. Divide the rocket between two plates, leaving a space in the middle for the halloumi fries. Divide the orange chunks, beetroot and cucumber between the two plates and sprinkle over the pomegranate seeds.

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Step 6

Place the fries in the middle of each plate. You can serve the halloumi fries hot or cold, depending on what you fancy! Season to taste with salt and black pepper but bear in mind that halloumi is already fairly salty.

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Step 7

Drizzle the yoghurt and sweet chilli sauce over the halloumi fries and sprinkle with the chopped mint leaves. Serve at once.

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What could I serve with this Halloumi Fries Salad?

This is a hearty salad that’s filling enough to enjoy as a main meal. If you wanted, you could serve a smaller portion and add a starter and dessert such as one of the following:

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How do you know when this Halloumi Fries Salad is cooked?

You should cook the Halloumi Fries in the oven for 15-20 minutes until they are crispy and golden. They’re delicious whether you serve them hot or cold!

To keep your family safe, the advice here in the UK is to cook food until it has reached 70°C and maintained that temperature for 2 minutes.

How long can you keep Halloumi Fries Salad in the fridge?

Once you’ve put it out, ideally you should eat this dish within 4 hours.

If you allow any leftover Halloumi Fries to cool, make sure to refrigerate them in a container with a lid and serve them the next day. Your salad will need to be freshly made right before serving. 

Can I freeze Halloumi Fries Salad?

This recipe contains lots of fresh ingredients and so it is not suitable for freezing. 

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Halloumi Fries Salad

This might just be the best salad you’ll ever try! Salty, breadcrumb-coated halloumi fries, served on a bed of sweet fruit and crunchy veggies.
  • Prep Time
    20 MINS
  • Cook Time
    20 MINS
  • KCals 443
  • Carbs 31G

Ingredients

For the halloumi fries

  • 200 g reduced fat halloumi cheese, drained and cut into 1cm wide fries
  • 25 g panko breadcrumbs
  • 30 g fat free natural yoghurt

For the salad

  • 40 g rocket leaves
  • 1 medium orange, peeled, segmented and cut into small chunks
  • 100 g cooked fresh beetroot, cut into 1cm cubes
  • 80 g cucumber, cut into 1cm cubes
  • 4 tsp pomegranate seeds
  • 60 g fat free natural yoghurt
  • 2 tbsp reduced sugar sweet chilli sauce
  • 2 g fresh mint leaves, stalks removed and roughly chopped
  • salt and black pepper, to taste
  • low-calorie cooking spray

Baking tray

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Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 200ºC. Line a baking tray with foil and spray with low-calorie cooking spray. Make sure to grease the foil thoroughly.
  2. Pour the yoghurt onto a small plate and sprinkle the panko breadcrumbs on another small plate.
  3. Dip the halloumi pieces in the yoghurt, turning until well-coated. Dip into the breadcrumbs to coat all over, pressing the breadcrumbs on lightly.
  4. Place the breadcrumbed halloumi on the prepared baking tray and spray with low-calorie spray. Pop in the preheated oven for 15-20 minutes until crisp and golden. Remove from the oven and set aside.
  5. While the halloumi fries are baking, make the salad. Divide the rocket between two plates, leaving a space in the middle for the halloumi fries. Divide the orange chunks, beetroot and cucumber between the two plates and sprinkle over pomegranate seeds.
  6. Place the fries in the middle of each plate. You can serve the halloumi fries hot or cold, depending on what you fancy! Season to taste with salt and black pepper but bear in mind that halloumi is already fairly salty.
  7. Drizzle the yoghurt and sweet chilli sauce over the halloumi fries and sprinkle with the chopped mint leaves. Serve at once.

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Recipe notes

Tip: Instead of yoghurt you can use beaten egg or a little coconut non dairy milk alternative to stick the panko breadcrumbs onto the halloumi. Just remember to adjust the calories accordingly.
Tip: You could try adding other sources of protein to this salad instead of halloumi. You could use cooked chicken, feta cheese, cooked ham, or fish such as tuna.

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JoannaMonday 10th October 2022

You say to sprinkle pomegranate seeds over the salad, which I did and then realised you also need 4tsp of them mixed into the topping, so I ended up picking them out as I didn’t have enough!

However, this was lovely and we really enjoyed it!

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    HollyTuesday 11th October 2022

    Hey Joanna, just had a look at the recipe and it does sound a little confusing in the way the ingredients are set out so I’ve altered it slightly. The way you prepared the salad was correct, hope you enjoyed it!

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TinaSunday 19th June 2022

What would you recommend instead of the beetroot, my husband hates it?
Thanks

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    HollyMonday 20th June 2022

    Hey Tina, you could swap the beetroot for some quartered cherry tomatoes or some diced peppers. Hope that helps!

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AnitaSunday 19th June 2022

Could you air fry these instead of using the oven?

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    HollyMonday 20th June 2022

    Hey Anita, yes you could cook the halloumi in the air-fryer have a look at THIS article which will help you convert the recipe, hope that helps!

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Michelle GloverTuesday 14th June 2022

Could you make your own breadcrumbs using wholemeal bread?

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    SharonThursday 16th June 2022

    Hi Michelle, you could make your own wholemeal breadcrumbs if you prefer although the crisp coating will be brown rather than golden. Thanks for your question and hope you enjoy this recipe!

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