Roasted courgette and halloumi salad

Roasted courgette and halloumi salad

Roasted courgette and halloumi salad

Courgettes are in season, and there’s nothing like fresh produce! Take advantage of the summer flavors with this tasty and easy roasted courgette and halloumi salad. A satisfying main, or a great side dish for your next BBQ!

What do you need to make this salad?

  • Courgette (zucchini)
  • Halloumi
  • Olive oil
  • Rocket (arugula)
  • Salt
  • Optionally balsamic vinegar

Roasted courgette and halloumi salad

How do you make a roasted courgette and halloumi salad?

Cut courgettes into chunks and spread over a baking sheet covered baking tray. Drizzle olive oil and a pinch of salt, and use your hands to coat the vegetable pieces evenly. Put it in the oven, and roast for about 15-20 minutes until the courgettes are soft. Meanwhile, slice the halloumi and add to a dry pan. Cook on medium heat for a few minutes until they are golden underneath. Turn them over and cook until both sides are golden. Add roasted courgette, halloumi and rocket to a salad bowl. Optionally, drizzle over some lemon pepper vinaigrette, or balsamic vinegar.

Courgette

Estimate 1 courgette per person for a main dish, or 1/3 per person for a side dish.

Chop the courgette into small chunks and add to a baking sheet covered baking tray.

Roasted courgette

Roast on 180°C for around 20 minutes, until the chunks are softened and slightly browned.

Uncooked halloumi

Slice or dice halloumi and add to a dry pan.

Cook for a few minutes until the cheese has softened, and is turning golden underneath. Turn and cook until golden on both sides.

Add the halloumi, courgette and some rocket to a bowl, and optionally drizzle with lemon pepper vinaigrette or balsamic vinegar.

How do you adapt this dish to fit a crowd?

This dish is great as a side dish to serve with grilled fish or meat. To make a bigger batch as a side dish, estimate 1/3 of a courgette, a small handful of rocket and 25g halloumi per serving. I recommend dicing the halloumi into smaller pieces before cooking, as it makes it easier to combine all ingredients for a mixed salad.

Roasted courgette and halloumi salad

Easy and delicious salad recipe that works great as a main dish or as a side dish with roast or grilled meats.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
5 from 5 votes
Course: lunch, Main Course, Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Keyword: courgette, halloumi, rocket
Servings: 1
Calories: 280kcal
Cost: Cheap

Ingredients

  • 75 g halloumi
  • 200 g courgette
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • rocket
  • salt

Instructions

Roast courgettes

  • Preheat oven to 180°C
  • Chop the courgettes in chunks and add to a baking sheet
  • Drizzle with olive oil and a pinch of salt
  • Move the courgettes around to make sure they are fully covered with the oil. I use my hands!
  • Add courgettes to the oven and roast until they are soft and slightly browned. The roasting time will vary based on the size of your chunks, but is typically 15-20 minutes.

Cook halloumi

  • Slice or dice halloumi to your preference
  • Add to a dry pan (no oil needed), and cook on medium heat until the cheese is softer, and golden brown underneath, about 3 minutes.
  • Turn, and cook until the halloumi is golden on both sides, about 2 minutes.

Assemble

  • Add cooked halloumi, rocket and roasted courgette to a salad bowl.
  • Optionally, drizzle with a vinaigrette or balsamic vinegar

Notes

The instructions and measurements listed in this recipe makes one portion for a filling main dish. This roasted courgette and halloumi salad also makes for a great side dish with roasted or grilled meat.
You can serve this with warm roasted veg and cheese, or you can leave it to chill. If you want to cook the ingredients beforehand to serve chilled later, you can store the courgette and halloumi in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 days. Add the rocket before serving for best results.

Make this as a side

I suggest dicing the halloumi into smaller pieces if you want to make this as a side. Smaller pieces are simply easier to handle in a mixed salad in a salad bowl. Estimate about 25 g halloumi and 1/3 of a courgette per person, and add as much rocket as you find appropriate. 

Don't like halloumi?

If you're looking to find a replacement for the halloumi, feta cheese is a great option.

Make it dairy free and vegan!

Remove the halloumi and replace with a vegan protein source, like quinoa or chickpeas for a nice, filling vegan salad.
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10 Comments
  • Sylvie
    Posted at 08:20h, 30 August Reply

    5 stars
    If there is Halloumi involved, I’m in!! What a delicious salad to make for an easy and yummy lunch

    • Tonje
      Posted at 16:43h, 30 August Reply

      I am glad you like it 🙂

  • Cathy
    Posted at 08:52h, 30 August Reply

    5 stars
    I love the idea of serving this simple, quick and tasty dish with fish especially grilled fish! What a great side dish for our next bbq, actually this would be perfect for this weekends bbq!! Thank you! Added to my side dishes to make for this weekend!!

    • Tonje
      Posted at 16:42h, 30 August Reply

      This would absolutely be good with any type of bbq really, especially in the middle of courgette season 🙂

  • Anonymous
    Posted at 09:09h, 30 August Reply

    5 stars
    This is my kindof salad!! I love zucchini and halloumi and combining them is just perfect! Can’t wait to try this out. Cheers!!

    • Tonje
      Posted at 16:42h, 30 August Reply

      Yes, the flavors really do go well together!

  • kim
    Posted at 10:28h, 30 August Reply

    5 stars
    Yum! Love the flavors in this! So easy, light and delicious.

    • Tonje
      Posted at 16:42h, 30 August Reply

      I am glad you like it!

  • Diana
    Posted at 10:33h, 30 August Reply

    5 stars
    Such a lovely vegetarian salad! I love courgettes and halloumi, so I’ll have to try this really soon!

    • Tonje
      Posted at 16:41h, 30 August Reply

      Hope you enjoy it 🙂

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