Fattoush Salad with Grilled Halloumi Cheese and Tortilla Chips

 

My version of Lebanese Fattoush salad comes with loads of fresh herbs and veggies and is topped with grilled halloumi cheese. Using homemade tortilla chips instead of pita adds some extra crunch to this healthy salad recipe!

overhead shot of Fattoush Salad topped with grilled halloumi cheese and tortilla chips in a white salad bowl

You know how some people ask you what your favorite dish or recipe is? Gosh, it’s always such a difficult question for me!

I mean, how on earth could I choose between hundreds of dishes that I all equally love when I spend at least 30 minutes picking something on a restaurant’s menu?!

So my answer is usually the last thing I ate and loved. And it changes quite a lot, obviously.

Now, I have the same problem with cuisine from different parts of the world. I usually think that Vietnamese food is my favorite. But French and Italian are like…obviously delicious too.

And then I ate this fattoush salad and…oh yeah, Lebanese food is pretty amazing too! See my problem? Good thing I don’t have to choose or I would be completely lost!

overhead shot of 2 bowls of fattoush salad topped with grilled halloumi cheese and tortilla chips with some lemons and seasoning on the side

Fattoush salad is a typical Middle-Eastern salad made from toasted pita bread and a mix of vegetables like bell pepper, lettuce, tomatoes… and herbs.

However, my recipe for Fattoush salad is not made with pita bread. I didn’t feel like it and made tortilla chips instead. That’s how I roll.

So how should I call this one? Mexican Fattoush Salad? Weird, but yeah, I guess that’s what it is! Bring on the fusion cuisine!

Close-up of Fattoush Salad in a bowl topped with grilled halloumi cheese and tortilla chips

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Fattoush Salad with Grilled Halloumi and Tortilla Chips

My version of Lebanese Fattoush salad comes with loads of fresh herbs and veggies and is topped with salty and savory grilled halloumi cheese. Using homemade tortilla chips instead of pita add some extra crunch to this healthy salad recipe! 

Course Appetizer, Main Course, Salad
Cuisine Mediterranean, Middle Eastern
Keyword easy salad recipes, Fattoush salad, grilled halloumi cheese, healthy salad recipes, Lebanese recipes, meal prep ideas
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 313 kcal

Ingredients

  • 4 mini corn tortillas about 6 inch - 15 cm
  • 1 large green bell pepper finely chopped
  • 2 large ripe tomatoes finely chopped
  • 1 Lebanese cucumber or 1/2 continental cucumber, finely chopped (skin on or off)
  • 2 tbsp red onion finely chopped (or more to taste)
  • 1/2 bunch fresh cilantro chopped
  • 1/2 bunch fresh flat leaf parsley chopped
  • 1 small lemon juiced
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 small garlic clove very finely chopped
  • sea salt and freshly cracked pepper to taste
  • 7 oz halloumi cheese (200 g), sliced into 1/4 inch - 0.5 cm slices
  • 1 tbsp za'atar

Instructions

  1. Heat a grill pan (like this one) over medium heat. Dampen the tortillas with a little bit of water. Spray the pan with olive oil and place on medium-low heat. 
  2. Place one or two tortillas in the pan. Cook for about 2-3 minutes, then flip. Cook for another 2-3 minutes or until the tortilla is crispy. The idea is to toast the tortilla, so the pan should not be too hot. Repeat with remaining tortillas and turn off the heat. When cool enough to handle, break the tortillas into pieces and set aside.

  3. Combine in bell pepper, tomatoes, cucumber, onion, cilantro, parsley and garlic in a large bowl. Drizzle with olive oil and lemon juice. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Heat the same grill pan over medium heat. When hot, add halloumi slices and cook, without moving them, for 1-2 minutes on each side.
  5. In individual bowls, arrange tortilla chips, then top with salad and halloumi slices. Sprinkle with za'atar and serve immediately.

Recipe Notes

You can prepare the salad ahead but add the tortilla chips and cook the halloumi at the last minute.

Nutrition Facts
Fattoush Salad with Grilled Halloumi and Tortilla Chips
Amount Per Serving (1 /4th)
Calories 313 Calories from Fat 207
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 23g 35%
Saturated Fat 10g 50%
Sodium 608mg 25%
Potassium 332mg 9%
Total Carbohydrates 14g 5%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 4g
Protein 13g 26%
Vitamin A 15.1%
Vitamin C 46.6%
Calcium 54.7%
Iron 10.7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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3 Comments
  1. I love your version with tortilla chips instead of pita bread! And halloumi cheese is the perfect savory topping for this healthy salad!

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