Peach Salsa Halloumi Bowls

These punchy bowls are a fun, refreshing summer dinner! The sweet, zesty peach salsa plays off avocado, grilled halloumi, and fragrant coconut rice.

Coconut rice bowls with black beans, halloumi, avocado, peach salsa, and cilantro lime dressing

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.

Rice bowls recipe ingredients - coconut rice, avocado, peach salsa, halloumi, cilantro lime dressing, and black beans in individual dishes

Variations

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!

Coconut rice bowl with halloumi, peach salsa, black beans, avocado, cilantro lime dressing, and fresh mint

More Fun Summer Dinners

I hope you love these summery bowls! Give them a try, and then make one of these fun dinners next:

Peach Salsa Halloumi Bowls

rate this recipe:
5 from 11 votes
Prep Time: 30 mins
Cook Time: 15 mins
Total Time: 45 mins
Serves 4
These tasty bowls are one of our favorite summer dinners! I love the contrast of the sweet, refreshing peach salsa with the creamy avocado and salty halloumi.

Ingredients

Instructions

  • 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.

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  1. Julia
    08.15.2022

    5 stars
    Delicious! Made the peach salsa, halloumi, black beans, and cilantro lime combination. So creative!

  2. Claire Van Konynenburg
    08.08.2022

    5 stars
    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!

    • Jeanine Donofrio
      08.10.2022

      I’m so glad you loved it as much as we did!

  3. Beth
    08.08.2022

    5 stars
    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!

  4. Laura
    08.08.2022

    5 stars
    Yum, this was so delicious 😋 I had some salad greens I needed to use up so I added those as well.

    • Jeanine Donofrio
      08.10.2022

      I’m so glad you enjoyed them!

  5. Emilie
    08.05.2022

    5 stars
    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!

  6. Liz
    08.04.2022

    5 stars
    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.

  7. Liz
    08.04.2022

    https://www.all-about-cooking.com/avocado-dressing/

    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.

  8. Barb
    08.03.2022

    What would you suggest as a non-cilantro dressing option? (Other than subbing parsley for the cilantro)

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