Halloumi with Mediterranean Relish

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Halloumi with Mediterranean Relish

The fresh flavors of local summer tomatoes and herbs really shine in this Halloumi with Mediterranean Relish recipe. Make it on Meatless Mondays or for a light weekend lunch. Quick and easy to prepare, it will only take a moment to put together. Having time to sit down and appreciate the bounty of summer might make make it taste even better.  


15 minutes


5 minutes


8 ounces petite heirloom tomatoes

2 cloves roasted garlic

2 ounces kalamata olives

2 scallions

2 tablespoons fresh parsley

1 tablespoon fresh oregano

4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

1 tablespoon white wine vinegar

1 teaspoon salt

½ teaspoon pepper

8 ounces halloumi

4 cups small leaf lettuce


  1. In a food processor, pulse together tomatoes, roasted garlic, kalamata olives, scallions, parsley, oregano, 2 tablespoons olive oil, white wine vinegar, salt, and pepper until chunky.
  2. Slice halloumi log into 8 equal slices.
  3. Brown halloumi slices in remaining olive oil in large skillet over medium heat for about 2 minutes each side.
  4. Arrange lettuce on platter or small plates.
  5. Add warm halloumi and top with relish.
  6. Serve immediately.


4 servings


Sometimes, I make the relish the day before. If you’re doing meal prep, you can make it earlier in the week.

Depending upon what fresh herbs are available, I switch them up. Basil is a favorite.

While petite or cherry tomatoes are suggested, you can use any chopped fresh tomato.



Net carbs: 4 grams

Sugar alcohols: 0 grams

Total carbs: 10 grams

Fiber: 6 grams

Fat: 43 grams

Protein: 13 grams

Calories: 453

Glycemic load: 1


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