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Warm Zucchini Noodle Salad with Fried Halloumi and Burst Tomatoes

This Warm Zucchini Noodle Salad with fried halloumi and burst tomatoes is a delicious, low-carb, and healthy alternative to a traditional pasta dish. 
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Halloumi, zucchini
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 1
Calories 428kcal


  • 1 tsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 pint container of cherry tomatoes halved
  • 3.5 oz halloumi cubed
  • 1 medium zucchini spiralized
  • generous pinch of red pepper flakes
  • salt and pepper


  • Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Add the tomato halves to the pan, shaking to distribute everything. Cook until they are beginning to soften and break down a bit, about 2-3 minutes.
  • Add the halloumi cubes to the pan with the tomatoes, and cook for a couple of minutes, stirring occasionally, until they are just beginning to turn golden.
  • Add the spiralized zucchini and cook, stirring constantly, until they are warm and just barely soft. A sort of "al dente" is what you're looking for - this should only take 2 minutes or so.
  • Remove from the heat, slide the whole mess into a bowl, and sprinkle with red pepper flakes, salt and pepper.
  • Enjoy immediately!


  • Nutrition values are an estimate only.
  • I don't have a spiralizer! Worry not, friends, there's more than one way to shred a zucchini. You can use a julienne peeler, a mandoline with a julienne blade, or even a plain old vegetable peeler to get ribbons of zucchini instead.
  • Can I make this recipe vegan? Yup, by swapping out halloumi for tofu or chickpeas.
  • Can I make this recipe in advance? Not this time. You can spiralize the zucchini, slice the tomatoes, and cube the halloumi in advance if you want, but this is definitely not a make-ahead or freezer friendly meal.


Calories: 428kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 29g | Saturated Fat: 17g | Sodium: 1232mg | Potassium: 1027mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 1550IU | Vitamin C: 89mg | Calcium: 1050mg | Iron: 2.3mg