Recipe courtesy of Justin Chapple

Grilled Halloumi Fattoush

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 30 min
  • Active: 30 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
In this version of fattoush—the Middle Eastern salad made with pita and assorted vegetables—chickpeas and lightly charred halloumi cheese give it extra heft and a good punch of protein, making it an ideal vegetarian main course. Halloumi, a Greek cheese, is nicely salty and has a high melting point, which makes it ideal for frying or grilling.





  1. For the dressing: Whisk together the oil, lemon juice, sesame seeds, oregano and Aleppo-style pepper in a small bowl. Season with salt and pepper.
  2. For the salad: Combine the pita chips, chickpeas, lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers and onions in a large bowl. Add the dressing and toss well. Let stand while you grill the cheese.
  3. Prepare a grill or grill pan for medium-high heat. Clean and lightly oil the grill grates.
  4. Brush the halloumi with oil and grill, turning once or twice, until lightly charred on the outside and just softened, about 4 minutes total. Transfer to a plate.
  5. Fold the herbs into the salad and season to taste with more salt and pepper if desired. Transfer the salad to plates or a platter. Top with the grilled halloumi and serve.