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Mediterranean Halloumi Bulgur

Mediterranean Halloumi Bulgur

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Prep Time

25 min



A simple warm bulgur salad comprising of golden halloumi, cherry tomatoes, aubergine and toasted pumpkin seeds with a sweet basil oil dressing.

Prep Time

25 min



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For 2 people (double for 4)
Pumpkin Seeds
30g raw pumpkin seeds
1 aubergine
basil 3.18
10g fresh basil
225g Cypriot halloumi †
125g cherry tomatoes
1 tbsp red wine vinegar †
150g pilavlik bulgur †
You Will Need
Pestle & mortar, olive oil, salt, sugar

Nutritional Information*

Percentages are based on an adult's daily intake

  • 1 bag of pumpkin seeds (30g)
  • 1 aubergine
  • 10g basil
  • 225g Cypriot halloumi<span class="strong">†</span>
  • 125g cherry tomatoes
  • 1 red wine vinegar sachet (15ml)<span class="strong">†</span>
  • 130g bulgur wheat<span class="strong">†</span>
Typical Values per 100g per serving
Energy 753 kJ
180 kcal
2955 kJ
708 kcal
of which saturates
9.3 g
4.7 g
36.5 g
18.4 g
of which sugars
15.2 g
1.9 g
59.5 g
7.6 g
Fibre 4.6 g 17.9 g
Protein 10 g 39.2 g
Salt 0.87 g 3.42 g
*Gousto’s nutritional information only applies to ingredients supplied by Gousto. The cooking process and additional ingredients added at home (listed under “What you’ll need”) will affect total values.
Ingredients contain
1 bag of pumpkin seeds (30g)
pumpkin seeds
1 aubergine
10g basil
basil (100%)
225g Cypriot halloumi
pasteurised cows milk, pasteurised sheeps milk, pasteurised goats milk, salt, vegetarian rennet, mint
125g cherry tomatoes
cherry tomatoes
1 red wine vinegar sachet (15ml)
red wine vinegar, preservative: sulphur dioxide (sulphites)
130g bulgur wheat
bulgur (wheat gluten)
  • Allergens highlighted by † (milk, sulphites, gluten)

In addition to the recipe specific allergen information provided, due to production and packing methods Gousto boxes may also contain low levels of the following allergens: Cereals containing gluten; Crustaceans; Eggs; Fish; Peanuts; Soya; Milk; Nuts: almonds, hazelnuts, walnuts, cashews ,pecan nuts ,brazil nuts, pistachio nuts, macadamia nuts; Celery; Sesame; Sulphur dioxide and Sulphites; Lupin; Molluscs; Mustard.

Cooking Instructions
Instructions for 2 people (double for 4)
1 Mediterranean Halloumi Bulgur

Boil a kettle

Add the bulgur wheat to a pot and cover with boiled water

Bring to the boil on a high heat with a large pinch of salt and boil for 5-7 min or until tender

Once cooked, drain and return to the pot

2 Mediterranean Halloumi Bulgur

Meanwhile, trim the green stalk[s] off the aubergine[s]

Cut the aubergine[s] into bite-size pieces

3 Mediterranean Halloumi Bulgur

Heat a large, wide-based pan (preferably non-stick) with a matching lid over a medium heat

Once hot, add the pumpkin seeds and cook for 1-2 min or until they start to make a popping sound

Transfer the toasted pumpkin seeds to a plate and keep the pan

4 Mediterranean Halloumi Bulgur

Return the pan to a medium heat with a drizzle of olive oil

Once hot, add the chopped aubergine with a big pinch of salt

Cover with a lid and cook for 5 min or until golden, turning once until softened

Once softened, remove the lid and add the cherry tomatoes, then reduce the heat to low and cook for a further 10 min (careful, they may spit!)

5 Mediterranean Halloumi Bulgur

Drain and pat the halloumi dry with kitchen paper and cut into bite-size cubes

Meanwhile, chop the basil very finely, including the stalks



6 Mediterranean Halloumi Bulgur

Add the chopped basil to a pestle and mortar and grind to a rough paste

Add the red wine vinegar, 1 tsp [2 tsp] sugar and 3 tbsp [5 tbsp] olive oil and mix well - this is your basil dressing 

7 Mediterranean Halloumi Bulgur

Transfer the cooked cherry tomatoes and aubergine to the drained bulgur - this is your vegetable bulgur 

Wipe down the vegetable pan and return it to a high heat

Once hot, add the halloumi

Cook for 3 min or until browned on all sides


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Add the toasted pumpkin seeds and half the basil dressing to the vegetable bulgur and mix well

Serve the vegetable bulgur topped with golden halloumi

Drizzle the remaining basil dressing over and enjoy!

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