Dietitian Chef K’s Grilled Halloumi Salad with Roasted Peppers and Cous Cous

Ready in 30 minutes 

Serves 1 person 

197 – 279 calories. See tips 

21g Protein  

16g Fat  

24g Carbs 


  • 60g Halloumi 30% low fat 
  • 50g Cous cous  
  • 50g Roasted red peppers 
  • 75ml vegetable stock 
  • 10g Kidney beans 
  • 10g chickpeas  
  • 25g Rocket salad 
  • 1kcal spray 
  • Balsamic vinegar  

To finish 

  • Balsamic vinegar 
  • Chopped parsley or cress  


  1. Roast chickpeas, spray with 1kcal and place in the airfryer or oven for 10 mins.  
  2. Place 50g couscous in a heat proof bowl, add 75ml of boiling water (2 parts couscous, 3 parts stock or water). Cover and stand for 5mins. Stir with a fork to free grains before serving. 
  3. Slice roasted red peppers. 
  4. Slice halloumi 0.5cm thick 15-20g each 1kcal spray and grill medium heat 
  5. In a bow mix all the ingredients together, except the haloumi cheese. Place in the middle of your plate. Place grilled cheese on top and lightly drizzle with balsamic vinegar.   


  • If you remove the cous cous, this dish will still pack 17g of protein and will be under 200 kcals! 
  • Opt for the roasted red peppers not in oil! 
  • Read the labels for halloumi: the calories can vary between brands and supermarkets.  


Kwayera Simpson

Kwayera Simpson

Writer and expert

Kwayera graduated from Leeds Beckett University with a BSc (Hons) Dietetics. Kwayera works for the NHS as a community dietitian, supporting people to make healthy food choices. With a previous career as a professional chef for over 20 years, Kwayera enjoys sharing recipes and inspiration on social media. As a dietitian working with people with long term conditions he understands the importance of a balanced lifestyle and a stepped approach to reach an individual's goal.