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Haloumi and crushed wheat salad

Australian Gourmet Traveller recipe for haloumi and crushed wheat salad.

By Alice Storey
  • Serves 6
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Haloumi and crushed wheat salad


  • 100 gm whole crushed wheat (see note) (½ cup)
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 750 gm haloumi, cut into 5mm-thick slices
  • 375 gm mixed heirloom tomatoes, coarsely chopped
  • 2 Lebanese cucumbers, coarsely chopped
  • 1 red capsicum, coarsely chopped
  • ½ Spanish onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cups each mint and flat-leaf parsley, coarsely torn (loosely packed)
Sumac dressing
  • 60 ml lemon juice (¼ cup)
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • ½ garlic clove, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp sumac


  • 1
    Place crushed wheat in a heatproof bowl, pour over enough boiling water to just cover, cover with plastic wrap and set aside until water has been absorbed (5-7 minutes).
  • 2
    Meanwhile, heat oil in a large frying pan and cook haloumi in batches, turning once, until golden (2-3 minutes each side), set aside.
  • 3
    For sumac dressing, combine ingredients in a bowl, whisk to combine, season to taste.
  • 4
    Combine remaining ingredients in a large bowl, add dressing to taste, toss through haloumi and crushed wheat and serve.


Whole crushed wheat is available from select delicatessens. If unavailable, substitute cracked wheat.
This recipe is from the December 2010 issue of

  • Author: Alice Storey