Green pasta salad |

Back from Berlin! Or really back from Gross Behnits, but I am pretty sure no one really knows that (unless you live in the area) so Berlin is easier to pinpoint the location. There will be another post highlighting all our adventures in Germany but because it is good weather I thought a pasta salad would be the right thing to post. This one I made together with Esmee two (or so) weeks ago an it is a good salad, but don’t leave the halloumi in there as it will become weak and soggy in no time. You want them nice and crispy. I bought this halloumi at the Albert Heijn. Since recently they stock it in the supermarket here.

Green pasta salad with halloumi |

And that is ofcourse handy but I was not too impressed with this particular hallomi. The texture seemed different and it was a little weak in taste. The halloumi I normally buy is always nice and crispy on the outside when baked and soft on the inside and nice and salty. Because that is why you would use halloumi for that little crispy and salty accent in your salad. That didn’t work so well with the supermarket variant I had. Just so you know. You can also substitute the cheese for crispy baked chorizo if you prefer. Maybe even better.

Green pasta salad with halloumi |

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Green pasta salad with halloumi

Servings: 2


  • 150 gr pasta of your choice
  • fava beans
  • green peas
  • piece of halloumi
  • basil
  • wasabi rocket or regular rocket if you can't find
  • avocado
  • Dressing
  • 2 tbsp of wasabi mayonaise
  • 3 tbsp of greek yoghurt
  • 1,5 tbsp of lemon juice
  • white pepper
  • 0,5 tsp salt


  • Cook the pasta according to package instructions, drain and rinse under cold water. Add a little oil to prevent sticking and leave to cool
  • Briefly cook or blanch the beans and peas, drain and leave to cool
  • Cut the halloumi into smaller pieces and quickly fry in a pan. Leave to drain on kitchen paper
  • Make a dressing by combining the ingredients and stir it well
  • Add all ingredients together except the halloumi and salad and mix to combine
  • When serving add the salad leaves and the halloumi on top.


The nutritional values above are calculated per portion. The details are based on standard nutritional tables and do not constitute a professional nutritional advice.

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