Halloumi with spinach & peach pilaf

Halloumi with spinach & peach pilaf

This perfectly fried, salty halloumi is paired with the sweet peaches and served on a bed of brown basmati rice and wilted spinach.

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  • Serves4
  • CourseMain meal
  • Prepare10 mins
  • Cook40 mins
  • Total time50 mins

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  • 300g Waitrose Love Life brown Basmati Rice, rinsed
  • 2 tsp vegetable bouillon powder
  • 150g essential Waitrose Cypriot Light Halloumi
  • 1 tbsp Zatar
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1 red onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • ½ x 25g pack mint leaves, torn and stalks removed
  • 260g pack spinach, washed and well drained
  • 2 peaches, stoned and thinly sliced


  1. In a pan add the rice, the bouillon powder and 750ml boiling water. Bring to the boil, reduce heat and cover for 20-25 minutes until the liquid is absorbed and the rice tender. Dry the halloumi with kitchen paper, slice into 12 and sprinkle with half the zaatar.

  2. Heat half the oil in a frying pan and fry the halloumi, spiced-sides down for 2-3 minutes until golden. Turn and cook for 1 minute. Set aside. Heat the remaining oil and fry the onion to soften, add the garlic and the mint, with the remaining zaatar. Season.

  3. Stir the spinach into the rice until wilted. Tip the mixture into the frying pan. Scatter over the peach slices and top with halloumi, heat through before serving.

Cook’s tip

Sweet, fruity flavours are delicious with the saltiness of halloumi. Try fresh nectarines instead, or when not in season, dried apricots or figs.  


Typical values per serving when made using specific products in recipe


1,858kJ/ 441kcals



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