Chickpea and Halloumi Salad Recipe with Lentils

Spiced lentil and chickpea salad with halloumi

  • serves 4
  • Easy

Check out our warm salad recipe with spicy lentils, golden halloumi and chickpeas. This simple veggie salad is low in calories and on the table in 40 minutes



  • olive oil 2 tbsp
  • red onion 1, halved and sliced
  • cherry vine tomatoes 200g
  • harissa 2 tsp
  • cooked beluga lentils 250g pouch
  • lemon ½, juiced
  • halloumi 1 block, cut into ½cm slices
  • chickpeas 400g tin, drained and rinsed
  • mint a small bunch, roughly torn
  • flat-leaf parsley a small bunch, roughly torn


  • tahini 1 tbsp
  • natural yogurt 3 tbsp
  • harissa 2-3 tsp
  • runny honey 1 tsp
  • lemon ½, juiced
  • garlic ½ a clove, crushed


  • Step 1

    Heat the olive oil in a pan and cook the onion until soft. Stir in the tomatoes and cook until they are just starting to break down and burst open. Stir in the harissa, lentils and lemon juice, cook for a minute then season well and cool.

  • Step 2

    Whisk together all the dressing ingredients with enough water to make a drizzle-able consistency.

  • Step 3

    Fry the halloumi slices in batches in a dry non-stick pan until golden on both sides.

  • Step 4

    Toss the chickpeas and 1/2 the herbs into the lentil mixture.

  • Step 5

    Put on a platter or divide between plates and top with the dressing, the halloumi and the remaining herbs.

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Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 487
  • Fat 25.3g
  • Saturates 11.5g
  • Carbs 31.2g
  • Sugars 9.9g
  • Fibre 9.9g
  • Protein 28.5g
  • Salt 1.9g