Butternut Squash and Halloumi Salad

Roasted butternut squash and halloumi salad with pine nuts, beans, and couscous. Healthier and super yummy! This is a great accompaniment to a BBQ or gorgeous as a light summer dinner. Super easy and cheap.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Additional Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs
4 servings


  • 1 butternut squash, peeled and chopped

  • olive oil, or as needed

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste

  • 1 ½ cups water

  • 1 cup couscous

  • ½ pound fresh green beans, trimmed and halved

  • 1 (8.8 ounce) package halloumi cheese, sliced

  • olive oil, or as needed

  • 3 tablespoons roasted pine nuts

  • 2 tablespoons honey-mustard dressing


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

  2. Combine butternut squash pieces, 2 tablespoons olive oil, salt, and pepper in a bowl; mix to combine. Place on a baking sheet.

  3. Bake in the preheated oven until butternut squash is tender, about 20 minutes.

  4. Meanwhile, bring water to a boil in a saucepan; remove from heat and stir in couscous. Cover saucepan and let stand until water is absorbed completely, about 10 minutes. Fluff couscous with a fork.

  5. Place green beans into a large skillet over high heat and cover with water; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until beans are soft, 5 to 10 minutes.

  6. Preheat a nonstick frying pan over high heat. Place halloumi cheese slices on a plate and brush both sides lightly with 2 tablespoons olive oil. Cook cheese in the hot pan until each slice develops a deep brown crust, about 1 minute on the first side and 1 to 2 minutes on the other.

  7. Allow all ingredients to cool. Combine roasted squash, green beans, halloumi cheese, couscous, and pine nuts in a bowl. Drizzle with honey mustard dressing.

Cook's Notes:

You can use lentils instead of couscous.

Don't be afraid to try different dressings or veggies with this salad. It's really versatile! For example, a seasonal vegetable like asparagus is a nice alternative to the beans.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

686 Calories
37g Fat
72g Carbs
24g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 686
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 37g 47%
Saturated Fat 12g 62%
Cholesterol 48mg 16%
Sodium 783mg 34%
Total Carbohydrate 72g 26%
Dietary Fiber 10g 34%
Total Sugars 9g
Protein 24g
Vitamin C 63mg 315%
Calcium 156mg 12%
Iron 4mg 19%
Potassium 1128mg 24%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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