Keto Halloumi Salad with Cauliflower

Keto Halloumi Salad with Cauliflower

This tasty and simple Keto Halloumi Salad with cauliflower is a simple and quick salad that is substantial enough to be a meal on its own.

I love halloumi cheese in a salad, especially when it is served warm like in this Keto Halloumi Salad. The cheese has a firm texture that is delicious when grilled, making this a great vegetarian keto option as well.

Keto halloumi salad with cauliflower

I like to serve my Keto Halloumi Salad with steamed cauliflower tossed in butter until just golden, but you could also oven bake the cauliflower.

I also toss the warm ingredients through baby spinach leaves to get some extra greens in. You could also use rocket/arugula or your other favourite salad leaves in this Keto Halloumi Salad.

If you’re looking for other ways to enjoy Halloumi, why not try;

Greek Keto Chicken Kebabs with Halloumi

Or

Keto Pesto Chicken Bake with Halloumi

Keto Halloumi Salad with Cauliflower

This simple but tasty salad is perfect on its own or with a simple protein on a hot summer's day. It can also be served warm straight out of the frying pan. 

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4 side dishes
Calories 333 kcal

Ingredients

  • 1/2 head cauliflower cut into small florets
  • 180 grams halloumi cheese cubed
  • 2 rashers bacon diced
  • 2 cups baby spinach leaves
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

Dressing

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

Instructions

  1. Cut the cauliflower into small florets and steam in the microwave for 6 - 7 minutes until tender. Drain then set aside uncovered to dry. 

  2. In a large frying pan, add 1 tablespoon of olive oil over medium-high heat. Fry the bacon until crispy and push to one side. 

  3. Add the cubed halloumi and continue frying until the halloumi is golden on all sides. 

  4. Add the steamed cauliflower and remaining 1 tablespoon of olive oil and fry for 2 - 3 minutes until the cauliflower starts to brown slightly. 

  5. Remove from heat and let sit for 3 - 5 minutes to cool slightly. Meanwhile, whisk together the dressing ingredients in a small bowl. 

  6. Toss the halloumi, bacon and cauliflower through the baby spinach leaves and drizzle with the dressing to serve. 

Nutrition Facts
Keto Halloumi Salad with Cauliflower
Amount Per Serving
Calories 333 Calories from Fat 261
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 29g 45%
Saturated Fat 11g 55%
Cholesterol 7mg 2%
Sodium 937mg 39%
Potassium 320mg 9%
Total Carbohydrates 4g 1%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 1g
Protein 13g 26%
Vitamin A 28.1%
Vitamin C 48.9%
Calcium 48.1%
Iron 3.9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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