• Dressing:
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • ¼ cup lemon juice
  • 1 tsp finely grated lemon zest
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed


  • Salad:
  • ½ cup orzo (risoni) pasta
  • 100 g halloumi*, cut into thin slices
  • 400 g can Wattie's Lentils in Springwater, drained
  • 1 small red onion, finely chopped
  • 1 Lebanese cucumber, halved, seeds removed, sliced
  • 250 g punnet cherry or grape tomatoes, chopped (try a mixture of red and yellow)
  • 1 handful mint leaves, chopped
  • 1 handful chopped fresh parsley
  • ½ cup pitted green olives, roughly chopped
  1. To make the dressing, combine the olive oil, lemon juice and zest, honey and garlic in a screw top jar. Shake and season to taste.
  2. Cook the orzo according to packet directions. Drain and rinse.
  3. Heat a dash of oil in a frying pan over medium heat. Cook halloumi for 1 minute on each side or until it is golden brown. Remove from the pan and set aside.
  4. Place the drained Wattie's Lentils in a large bowl with the drained orzo, onion, cucumber, tomatoes, mint, parsley, olives and halloumi*.
  5. Add the dressing and toss gently to combine.

*For the recipe to be vegetarian, you’ll need to use vegetarian halloumi, made with non-animal rennet.

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Reviews (11)

ANTHEA's Rating
Lyn's Review | Rating

Sounds absolutely yummy! Lyn, Whitianga

Jacqui's Review | Rating

I swapped out the haloumi for feta because I had it, DELICIOUS!!!!!

Andrea's Review | Rating

I did this with goat's cheese (feta) instead of haloumi and it came out fantastic. Definitely one of my favourite salads now.

Lori's Review | Rating

I used feta as well so that I didn't have to heat a pan! Absolutely delicious and have recommended to friends. The dressing is just great too.

lynne's Review | Rating

Absolutely delicious. I also used feta.

Karin's Review | Rating

I made with feta cheese, also and added a tin of chickpeas for extra food value. Delicious

Kim's Rating
Gemma's Review | Rating

Delicious :)

Stella's Review | Rating

One of my faves

Joanne's Rating