Halloumi with bulgur, chickpea & rocket salad

This firm Cypriot cheese makes a great vegetarian alternative to meat. Serve with a light salad flavoured with lime and paprika

  • Prep:10 mins
    Cook:20 mins
  • Serves 4
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 531
  • fat 27g
  • saturates 12g
  • carbs 47g
  • sugars 1g
  • fibre 3g
  • protein 23g
  • salt 2.3g


  • 200g bulghar wheat
  • 250g pack halloumi cheese, cut into 8 slices
  • 5 tbsp olive oil
  • zest and juice 2 limes
  • 1 tsp sweet paprika
  • 400g can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 70g bag rocket


Gorgeous grains

Couscous, quinoa or a mixture of grains would also be delicious in this recipe. For a protein-packed alternative, try using two cans of green lentilsĀ 


  1. Cook the bulghar wheat following pack instructions. Meanwhile, in a non-stick pan, fry the halloumi in 2 tbsp oil for 3-4 mins on each side until golden and starting to crisp up.

  2. Mix together the lime zest and juice, paprika and remaining olive oil, and stir this through the bulghar wheat using a fork. Toss in the chickpeas and rocket, and serve with the fried halloumi slices.

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