Meat Free Monday Chilli, Soy, Ginger dressed Halloumi with Herby Cous Cous Salad

Well it’s Monday again, and it’s HOT… I love the Summer, but cannot stay too long in the Sun, I go bright red and it just gets too much for me – I am an English Rose 😉 Hubby would disagree, but I am sticking to it 🤣

A really easy and cost effective Meat Free meal tonight, a Cous Cous salad with grilled Halloumi which has been marinated in Chilli, Soy and Ginger dressing – yum…


I start by taking about 200g raw Cous Cous and cover in boiling Veg stock – Stir though and cover with cling film for 10-15 minutes, till ‘cooked’ though


use a fork to loosen the grains and leave to cool completely.


I finely slice a pack of spring onions, half a deseeded cucumber, a whole pack of fresh coriander and a small bell pepper.


To the Cous Cous add a good glug of olive oil, the zest and juice of a lemon, the chopped Veg and herbs


Stir though and season to taste – cover and leave till ready.


For the Halloumi


cut into thick slices and in a frying pan, heat a tablespoon of Veg oil and heat to medium


lay the Halloumi slices in and cook on each side till golden brown.


I am serveing by spooning out a good portion of the Herby Cous Cous and popping slices of Halloumi on top with additional blob of Aldi Soy, Chilli and Ginger dressing or natural yoghurt with chopped herbs stirred through – Yum.

Bonus lunch portions too 😇

Author: emptynestfulltum

Hi - I'm a 49 yo Mum to 3 kids - Jordan (23), Grace (21) and Max (19). And Wife to my lovely Husband, Dave and step mum to 4 fur babies, our cats Eric, Ernie, Cilla and Bobbie. We live on the beautiful Isle of Wight, Hubby and I were born here, and just love our home. As I hurtle towards 50, my life as a full time (working) parent is coming to an end, with my eldest 2 kids living their own lives, and my youngest who started University in September. I realised that this is not a time to be sad, but a time to take time to spend time on some of the things I enjoy doing - mainly cooking, crafting and creating Pinterest boards for said thing s :) This blog is just a way for me to record the next stages of our lives - I hope you enjoy my ramblings...

4 thoughts on “Meat Free Monday Chilli, Soy, Ginger dressed Halloumi with Herby Cous Cous Salad”

  1. Looks delicious! Could I be cheeky and ask…. is the dressing homemade or shop brought? If homemade what quantities did you use?


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