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Lemony Fennel Salad with Fried Halloumi Cheese - Chef Whitney Aronoff | Starseed Kitchen

Halloumi Salad Recipe

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  • Author: Chef Whitney Aronoff
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 4-6 servings 1x
  • Category: Lunch
  • Method: Stove Top
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean
  • Diet: Vegetarian


Fresh and healthy halloumi salad recipe with shredded fennel, cucumber, green beans and radish. Perfect for a meal prep lunch or clean eating dinner.


  • 68 cups spring lettuce mix, rough chopped
  • 1 ½ cups shredded red cabbage
  • 4 cups shaved fennel, sliced in half (2 bulbs)
  • 1 cucumber, peeled, deseeded, thinly sliced in half moons
  • 5 radishes, thinly sliced (shaved)
  • ¼ cup thinly sliced red onion, half moons
  • 1 cup green beans, blanched and sliced into 2-inch pieces
  • ½ cup chopped parsley
  • ½ cup chopped dill
  • ½ cup chopped mint
  • ½ cup roasted & salted sunflower seeds
  • 2 Tablespoons avocado oil
  • 1 package halloumi cheese
  • Whipped Lemon Vinaigrette


  1. Prepare your greens by rough chopping the lettuce and adding to a large salad bowl. Using a mandolin or sharp knife, thinly shred your red cabbage, fennel, cucumber, radishes and red onion. Toss well. Add fresh herbs and toss again till incorporated.
  2. In a non-stick or ceramic pan, add avocado oil and heat on medium. Once had, add slices of halloumi. Sear on each side for 2 minutes till brown.
  3. Toss salad greens lightly with Whipped Lemon Vinaigrette. Portion our into 4-6 salad bowls. Top with green beans, roasted and salted sunflower seeds and warm halloumi cheese.


  • Don’t skimp on fresh herbs. Add at least one fresh herb, or all three if you have access or availability.
  • Thinly sliced cabbage, red onion, fennel, cucumber and radish is what sets this salad apart. Consider investing in a mandolin to improve your salad skills.
  • If making this for meal prep, add all ingredients to your salad container except sunflower seeds, halloumi and dressing. Add those three items when ready to eat.