Chimichurri Orange Bulgur Salad with Halloumi

Chimichurri Orange Bulgur Salad with Halloumi

Ready in 30 minutesServes 2-3
This dish most recently appeared in My Veggie Bag on Sunday, September 24, 2017.

Use non-stick frypan for best results when cooking your halloumi. For adults or those that want a bit of a kick, sprinkle sliced chilli over top when serving.


Chimichurri Orange Bulgur

  • ¾ cup bulgur wheat
  • 2 tablespoons raisins
  • ½ teaspoon runny honey
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • Juice of ½ lemon
  • ¾ pottle veggie chimichurri sauce
  • 1 orange, peeled and cut into segments
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 Lebanese cucumber, diced 1cm
  • 3-4 radishes, sliced thinly
  • 25g chopped walnuts
  • ½ bag rocket leaves

½ bag rocket leaves*

  • ½ red chilli, thinly sliced (optional, adults)
  • 1 teaspoon runny honey
  • Juice of ½ lemon
  • ½ teaspoon olive oil


  • 200g halloumi cheese
  • 3 teaspoons halloumi spice mix

To Serve

  • ¼ pottle veggie chimichurri sauce


  1. Bring a full kettle to the boil. Combine bulgur wheat, raisins and a pinch of salt in a medium heat-proof bowl and cover with boiling water. Cover and leave to soak for 15-18 minutes, until grains are tender. Drain well through a sieve and return to bowl.
  2. Add all remaining chimichurri orange bulgur ingredients (except walnuts and rocket) to bowl with bulgur, and season to taste with salt and pepper. Set aside, covered, to keep warm.
  3. In a small bowl, combine all honey dressing ingredients.
  4. Slice halloumi 1cm and coat in halloumi spice mix. Heat a medium dry-fry pan on medium-high heat and toast walnuts for 1-2 minutes, until golden. Set aside.
  5. Return pan with a drizzle of olive oil on medium heat. Cook halloumi for 1-2 minutes each side, until golden and cooked heated though. Toss rocket and walnuts with chimichurri orange bulgur.
  6. To serve, divide chimichurri orange bulgur between plates and top with halloumi. Drizzle over honey dressing and remaining chimichurri sauce.

Nutritional Information

Energy 2376 kj
568 kcal
Protein 26.0g
Carbohydrate 40.0g
Fat 31.6g