Halloumi and Pomegranate Salad

Light, salty, tangy, crunchy, crispy, fresh: halloumi pomegranate salad rocks.
Course Appetizer, Lunch
Cuisine British
Keyword halloumi, low carb salad
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 4 portions
Calories 288 kcal
Author Sugar Free Londoner


  • 250 g halloumi cheese sliced
  • 150 g asparagus
  • 100 g butterhead salad or other tender salad leaves washed
  • 1/2 red onion thinly sliced
  • handful of mint leaves
  • seeds from 1/2 pomegranate
  • 3 tsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • salt and pepper


  1. Soak your red onion slices in a bowl of cold water while you prepare the rest of the ingredients. Amazingly, this removes the bitterness and sharpness of the onion and you are left with a mellow, slightly sweet flavour (plus your breath won't be as smelly afterwards!)
  2. Boil/steam your asparagus tips for 1 minute and drain.
  3. Heat a griddle pan until it is smoking. baste your halloumi slices in oil and grill them for a couple of minutes on each side until they get those pretty brown stripes. If you don't have a griddle pan, you can also cook them under a hot grill
  4. To remove the pomegranate seeds, roll the pomegranate on the kitchen counter a few times to loosen the seeds. Then cut in half and bash the skin with a wooden spoon. This will make the seeds fall out. Stubborn seeds will unfortunately need to be removed manually :).
  5. Arrange the salad leaves in a bowl or on a large platter, add the halloumi slices, your red onions and sprinkle over the pomegranate seeds and mint
  6. Mix the olive oil, lemon juice, salt and pepper and pour over your salad.

Recipe Notes

This salad works well with chicken. For a feast, add a sugar free dessert!

Nutrition Facts
Halloumi and Pomegranate Salad
Amount Per Serving (166 g)
Calories 288 Calories from Fat 198
% Daily Value*
Fat 22g34%
Cholesterol 49mg16%
Potassium 293mg8%
Carbohydrates 5.6g2%
Fiber 1.4g6%
Sugar 1.9g2%
Protein 14.9g30%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.