Grilled Halloumi Salad

This is a gorgeous salad, perfect as a main evening meal when you are looking to lose weight but still want to eat something really healthy!

Serves 2 People

Ingredients

  • Halloumi Cheese (250g) sliced into ½ cm slices
  • Rocket leaves (1 handful each)
  • Red and yellow Bell pepper (1/4 of each pepper each) sliced into thin strips
  • Fine green beans (10 beans each) topped and tailed and cut in half
  • Cherry or baby plum tomatoes (a handful each) cut in half
  • Asparagus spears (5 each) sliced thinly
  • Cucumber (1/2) peeled , halved down the middle and sliced
  • If you want to make this meal bigger, add 50g of cous cous to the dish

For the dressing

  • 1/2 lemon – the juice
  • 50 ml olive oil
  • Fresh mint leaves, chopped finely
  • Salt and cracked black pepper

Method

  1. Heat a teaspoon of oil in a griddle pan or frying pan and add the sliced peppers, green beans and asparagus until they have softened and charred
  2. Remove the vegetables from the pan
  3. In a large salad bowl, or two individual bowls, add the warm vegetables, rocket, tomatoes and cucumber
  4. Add the halloumi to the hot pan and griddle on each side for 2 minutes, without burning the cheese
  5. Whilst the halloumi is cooking, in a small bowl add the oil, lemon juice, mint and seasoning together and then whisk until combined
  6. Remove the halloumi from the pan
  7. Mix the dressing over the salad until everything is evenly combined
  8. Top with the halloumi and sprinkle with cracked black pepper and more fresh mint if you want
  9. If you are adding cous cous, cook it to the packet instructions and stir through the salad when you add the dressing

This warm salad really packs a punch and the cheese is a good meat replacement and fairly cheap compared to chicken or beef, not that I am endorsing vegetarianism, you just don’t need meat with this salad.

Enjoy xoxo

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