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Halloumi Brochettes Salad with Tarator Sauce

If you haven’t tried grilling cheese brochettes on the barbecue, you’re in for a delightful surprise. The whole family will love them served on a salad inspired by Middle Eastern cuisine.

  • Prep: 20 min
  • Cooking: 5 min
Yields 4 - 6 servings
halloumi brochettes salad with tarator sauce


  • Tarator sauce
  • 2/3 cup (160 mL) tahini
  • 3 tbsp (45 mL) lemon juice freshly squeezed
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) plain yogurt
  • 2 tbsp (10 mL) garlic cloves minced
  • 1/2 tsp (2 mL) ground cumin
  • A pinch of salt
  • Salad
  • 3 cup (750 mL) baby kale
  • 1 cup (250 mL) flat parsley leaves
  • 1 cup (250 mL) fresh mint leaves
  • 2 green apples unpeeled, cored and diced
  • 1/3 cup (80 mL) golden raisins
  • Brochettes
  • 10 oz (300 g) Canadian Halloumi cubed
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) melted butter
  • Garnish
  • 1/3 cup (80 mL) pomegranate seeds
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In a bowl, combine all ingredients for the tarator sauce and thin with water, if needed. Adjust seasoning to taste and set aside at room temperature.

Arrange all salad ingredients on a large platter.

Preheat barbecue.

Thread cheese cubes on 6 bamboo skewers and brush with butter.

Grill the brochettes on each side and arrange on the salad.

Before serving, drizzle tarator sauce over the dish and garnish with pomegranate seeds.


The brochettes can also be prepared in the oven. Arrange them on a baking sheet and broil until nicely browned.

Parsley and mint are wonderfully complementary flavours for tiny kale leaves, which are now sold in plastic containers.

Nutritional information

Per serving
Energy: 440 Calories
Protein: 19 g
Carbohydrate: 30 g
Fat: 31 g
Fibre: 7.3 g
Sodium: 969 mg

Top 5 Nutrients

(% DV*)
Calcium: 54 % / 599 mg
Folate: 59 %
Iron: 44 %
Vitamin B12: 44 %
Vitamin C: 105 %