Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 2-3


For the Fried Cheese

  • 1/2 cup Halloumi or Akkawi cheese, cut into cubes
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • Sprinkle of A Spice Affair Red Hot Chili Flakes

For the Dressing

  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp lemon + 1 tsp zest
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 tsp A Spice Affair Zaatar, plus more to sprinkle
  • Pink Himalayan Salt and Black Pepper, to taste

For the Salad

  • 3 cups spinach or mixed greens
  • 1/4 cup mint leaves
  • 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 large avocado, sliced or cubed
  • 1 tbsp sunflower or pumpkin seeds (optional)



  1. In a skillet, heat olive oil with a sprinkle of hot red chili flakes over medium heat
  2. Once hot, add the pieces of cheese and fry them for 2 minutes on each side or until browned, be careful from oil splashing towards you
  3. In a small bowl, mix the dressing ingredients until well combined
  4. In a large bowl, toss the salad and fried halloumi with the dressing
  5. Serve on a plate, sprinkle more Zaatar and enjoy!

 NOTE: you may also grill the halloumi for a lighter version.

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