These punchy bowls are a fun, refreshing summer dinner! The sweet, zesty peach salsa plays off avocado, grilled halloumi, and fragrant coconut rice.
On Sunday, I wrote all about how Jack and I love grilling halloumi in the summer. I thought I’d follow up that post with an example of how we like to serve the halloumi once it comes off the grill: in these delicious bowls!
This recipe is my kind of summer meal – one that’s fresh and flavorful but still plenty satisfying. It starts with a base of fragrant coconut rice and black beans. Then, I pile on the grilled halloumi, a scoop of peach salsa, and creamy avocado slices. A handful of fresh mint leaves and drizzles of cilantro lime dressing are the perfect finishing touches!
My big tip for this recipe is to make a few of the components ahead of time. I like to prep the salsa and the dressing (and the beans, if I’m cooking them myself) up to a day in advance. That way, it’s super simple to assemble the bowls when we’re ready to eat.
I know some of you love to put your personal spin on a recipe. Please, feel free to make this bowl your own! Here are a few ideas to get you started:
- Swap the salsa. The great thing about the peach salsa in this recipe is the way its sweetness plays off the aromatic coconut rice and salty halloumi. Another fruit salsa would deliver the same contrast. Try replacing the peach salsa with one made with mango or pineapple!
- Add extra crunch. Garnish your bowl with toasted pepitas or fresh corn kernels to add texture.
- Nix the halloumi. Add crumbled feta to your bowl instead.
- Make it more savory. Not a big fruit-for-dinner person? That’s ok! Replace the coconut rice with my cilantro lime rice, and use pico de gallo instead of a fruit salsa. Skip the mint.
- Add some pop. Top your bowl with a few pickled onions or pickled jalapeño slices.
- Amp up the veg. Throw in grilled onions and/or zucchini.
Let me know what variations you try!
More Fun Summer Dinners
I hope you love these summery bowls! Give them a try, and then make one of these fun dinners next:
- Avocado Summer Rolls
- Vegan Burrito Bowls
- Mushroom Tacos
- Spicy Jackfruit Tacos
- Best Vegan Pizza
- Corn & Black Bean Stuffed Peppers
- Stuffed Zucchini Boats
- Or any of these 15 Rice Bowl Recipes!
Peach Salsa Halloumi Bowls
- 1 recipe Coconut Rice
- 1½ cups cooked black beans, drained and rinsed
- 1 recipe Grilled Halloumi, 3 to 4 slices per bowl
- 2 ripe avocados, sliced
- 1 recipe Peach Salsa
- Cilantro Lime Dressing
- Fresh cilantro and/or mint leaves, for garnish
- Sea salt, to taste
- Lime wedges, for serving
- Prepare the individual components according to each recipe linked above.
- Assemble bowls with the rice, beans, halloumi, and avocado. Top with scoops of the peach salsa and drizzle with the cilantro lime dressing. Garnish with more herbs. Season to taste and serve with lime wedges.
Delicious! Made the peach salsa, halloumi, black beans, and cilantro lime combination. So creative!
I made this exactly as written, even the beans from scratch. This was so good!! I can not say enough about how all the flavors were! Please try this!
I’m so glad you loved it as much as we did!
I made this for dinner tonight and it was just phenomenal. The combination of flavours is fantastic. We all kept going back for more! This will definitely be a recipe we look forward to in peach season!
Yum, this was so delicious 😋 I had some salad greens I needed to use up so I added those as well.
I’m so glad you enjoyed them!
Thank you for this wonderful recipe!! I’m always looking for light, easy, fresh meals for the summer and this is a great new find. So many flavours!
It also came together much faster than I thought, despite the slightly daunting list of steps and ingredients. I used canned beans (rinsed) instead of cooking them and just added some of the spices, still turned out great!
If you’re hesitating to try this recipe, don’t!
As soon as I saw this I wanted to make it!!! The pictures are beautiful. We just had it and it was absolutely amazing!! The flavors all together worked so well! So summery and fresh. Thanks for an awesome recipe that I will make a lot.
BARB if you check the menue at the tip of the blog you can find an option to search recipes. There is a dressing and sauces category with several options.
I have both the love and lemons cook books and I adore them. Highly recommend.
What would you suggest as a non-cilantro dressing option? (Other than subbing parsley for the cilantro)