Crumbed Halloumi, Roasted Pumpkin and Rocket Salad

​​Crispy, golden crumbed halloumi is paired with sweet roasted pumpkin and red onion with peppery rocket and a tangy vinaigrette.

Under 1 hour
Meal Prep


  • Before crumbing the halloumi, make sure to pat it dry with a paper towel. Removing excess moisture will help the crumb adhere better.

  • Crumbed halloumi is best enjoyed fresh and hot. Serve it immediately after cooking to enjoy its crispy texture and gooey center.

  • Don’t overcrowd the tray when roasting the pumpkin, cramming the tray will create a steaming effect, which is going to prevent the pumpkin from going golden and delicious.
  • ½ pumpkin (cut into wedges)
  • 1 red onion (cut into wedges)
  • 190g halloumi (sliced)
  • 1 egg (whisked)
  • ¾ cup breadcrumbs
  • 120g rocket (1 bag)
  • 3 Tbsp pumpkin seeds (toasted)
  • Butter
  • Olive oil
  • Salt and pepper


  • 3 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp red wine vinegar
  • ½ tsp honey
  • ½ tsp dijon mustard
  • Salt and pepper
  1. Preheat the oven to 200 degrees fan bake.
  2. Add the pumpkin and red onion across two baking trays, drizzle with olive oil and season with salt and pepper.
  3. Pop in the oven to roast for 35-40 minutes until golden brown and cooked through.
  4. In the meantime, make the dressing and prepare the halloumi.
  5. To make the dressing, simply add all the ingredients into a jar and shake well to combine
  6. To prepare the halloumi, grab two bowls, one for the egg and one for the breadcrumbs. Dip each piece of halloumi into the egg mixture and then into the breadcrumbs
  7. Fry the halloumi once the pumpkin and onion have finished cooking. Add generous knob butter and drizzle of olive oil to a large frying pan medium heat. Make sure the oil is hot but not smoking.
  8. Carefully place the breaded halloumi pieces into the hot oil, leaving space between each piece to ensure even cooking. Cook them for about 2-3 minutes on each side or until they turn a beautiful golden brown color.
  9. Once cooked, transfer the crispy halloumi onto a plate lined with paper towels to absorb any excess oil.
  10. Once everything is ready, you can assemble the salad. Add the rocket, pumpkin and onion to a large plate or platter, drizzle over the dressing and top with the crumbed halloumi and toasted pumpkin seeds.


  • Swap out the pumpkin for sweet potato, carrot, cauliflower or a mix.

  • Swap out the rocket for baby spinach.