• 2 slices of Halloumi sliced (optional) if none available I’ld use a goat cheese of sorts or feta
  • handful of cherry tomatoes or small ones would do
  • chickpeas tin or dried
  • red onion
  • mint
  • cilantro
  • red wine vinegar
  • olive oil
  • juice and zest of a lemon
  • salt and pepper to taste


1. Sliced onions, mint, cilantro into bowl.  Add vinegar and olive oil along with salt and pepper, toss together.

2. Tomatoes could go into oven to get roasted or thrown into salad fresh.

3. Drain chickpeas out of can or if being boiled cook and then cool.

4. Halloumi is grilled till golden brown placed on top of mint mixture.

5. Lastly, zest and juice of a lemon-personal perference.

Grouchy’s verdict: not half bad. It was a twist from a salad I had a few weeks ago while roaming around Seattle.  Need to another leaf to the salad…too much cilantro taste for me. Change it up with some spinach or watercress.