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Grilled Nectarine Halloumi Couscous

Grilled Nectarine Halloumi Couscous

  • Author: Paige Adams
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 12 minutes
  • Total Time: 17 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 4


Served warm or cold, this grilled nectarine halloumi couscous with olives and plenty of fresh herbs is a vegetarian main that’s tasty as leftovers, too.


  • 1 cup couscous
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 4 nectarines, each pitted and sliced into 68 wedges
  • 4 ounces halloumi, sliced 1/4-inch thick
  • 2 cups mixed olives, pitted and roughly chopped
  • 3 scallions, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup roughly chopped parsley and cilantro
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Place the couscous, cumin, salt and pepper in a large bowl. Pour in the boiling water, cover and wait 8-10 minutes for the water to absorb. Then fluff the grains with a fork.
  2. Preheat a non-stick grill pan over medium high heat.
  3. Grill the nectarines until they have grill marks, about 1-2 minutes per side. When the fruit is cool enough to handle, chop the nectarines into chunks.
  4. Grill the halloumi until each slice has golden brown grill marks, about 2-3 minutes per side. When it has cooled slightly, dice the halloumi.
  5. Fold the nectarines, halloumi, olives, scallions, parsley and cilantro into the couscous.
  6. Season with salt and pepper to taste.