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Halloumi, tomato, cucumber and couscous grain bowl

Prep time less than 30 mins
Cook time less than 30 mins
Dietary Vegetarian
A refreshingly easy lunch option that will help you on your way to eating five-a-day.


  1. Cook the couscous according to packet instructions.

  2. Heat a griddle pan over a high heat. Add the halloumi slices and griddle for 3-4 minutes, or until golden brown stripes appear on the cheese surface.

  3. Place the couscous in the bowl you plan to eat from and add the halloumi, tomato, cucumber, olives and mint.

  4. Drizzle liberally with the oil and season with salt and pepper. Eat straight away or pack in your lunchbox ready to take to work.


  • 50g/1¾oz couscous
  • 80g/3oz halloumi, sliced
  • 1 tomato, cut into 1cm/½in chunks
  • ¼ cucumber, cut into 1cm/½in chunks
  • 5 black olives, pitted
  • 2 sprigs mint, leaves picked
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper

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