Ham, Tomato & Haloumi Rice Salad

Ham, Tomato & Haloumi Rice Salad

By The Weekly  ,

October 20, 2016

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The colours on this dish pop as much as the flavours do in your mouth! Rev up your salad game with chargrilled ham and haloumi and try this recipe out!

  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Cook: 10 mins
  • Yields: 4 Servings


2 x 250 g packets brown rice and quinoa, 90 sec steamed

2 cups broad beans, frozen

100 g ham, shaved

250 g haloumi cheese, sliced

250 g cherry tomatoes

½ cup kalamata olives in balsamic vinegar

½ cup flat-leaf parsley, chopped, to serve


¼ cup olive oil

2 tbsps white balsamic vinegar

1 garlic clove, crushed

1 tsp Dijon mustard


1Prepare rice mixture following packet instructions. Transfer to a large platter.

2In a medium saucepan of boiling water, blanch broad beans 1 min. Drain and rinse under cold water. Pod beans.

3Preheat a chargrill or barbecue on high. Chargrill ham and haloumi, 1-2 mins, until ham is crisp and haloumi is golden. Set aside.

4Top rice mixture with beans, tomatoes, olives, ham and haloumi.

5BALSAMIC & GARLIC DRESSING: In a jug, whisk all ingredients together. Season.

6Drizzle dressing over salad. Scatter with parsley, to serve.

TIP: Haloumi is unique amonst cheeses in that it high a high melting point. This makes it excellent for grilling or frying.

Photo: Rob Shaw/Bauer

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