Grilled halloumi with pomegranate salsa

In our household, salad is some sort of raita or a patcha chutney. Anything that can be mixed with yoghurt and contains chillies is called a salad in our household.

I tried feeding my dad a lettuce based salad once and he went around telling all his friends that I was feeding him rabbit food.

Even now when I try to feed him salad, he refuses to touch it, it will just there wilting away on the side plate or he will pick out the avocado pieces and eat them. The lettuce leaves he just leaves on the side, never to be touched.

I saw this recipe on Nadiya’s tv show and seeing as I already had her book that had the recipe in, I thought why not give it a try.

It is a very simple easy, just throwing a few things together, but it took me a while to actually make the salad, seeing as we very seldom have pomegranate seeds just laying around in the fridge and the molasses. I had to drive all around town to find a small tiny bottle of this speciality pomegranate molasses. You can’t just pop into Checkers and grab a bottle… noooo… not as easy as that.

The verdict, my parents were not that hot about this. They ate around the salad components, meaning that they only ate the grilled halloumi and left everything else.


  • 1x red onion, finely chopped.
  • 150g x cherry tomatoes, chopped.
  • 2 x tbsp. parsley, chopped.
  • 2 x tbsp. mint, chopped.
  • 4 x tbsp. oliver oil.
  • 2 x tbsp. pomegranate molasses.
  • ½ x tsp chilli flakes.
  • 500g x halloumi, sliced and grilled.
  • Handful pomegranate seeds.
  • Salt to season


  • Mix all the ingredients, except the halloumi together.
  • Arrange the grilled halloumi slices on a platter.
  • Garnish with the salsa.

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