My ongoing obsession with halloumi is impossible to hide - it just simply makes everything so. much. better! I'm just sharing with you here a very quick and easy summer salad featuring grilled halloumi that you can feel good about eating (packed full of healthy bits!), as well as make in bulk for ease of lunches throughout the working week.
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1 Lemon (Juice)
1 Pomegranate (Seeds Only)
1 Cucumber (Diced)
2 Handfuls Fresh Parsley (Finely Chopped)
4-5 Large Tomatoes (Variety of Colours if Possible - Diced)
2 Large Sprigs of Spring Onions (Sliced)
2 Handfuls Microgreens (Chopped)
Spices & Oils
Red Pepper Flakes
Avocado Oil (or cooking oil of choice)
Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Salt & Pepper
1 Block Halloumi (Diced)
Heat cooking oil in a fry-pan over medium heat and add the chopped halloumi. Sprinkle with red pepper flakes to your own preferred heat level. Cook evenly for around five minutes or until lightly browned on all sides. Once cooked, turn off the heat and stir through 1Tbsp honey. Leave to cool in pan while you prepare your salad.
Make the dressing by adding ingredients to a glass jar with a lid to shake. Dressing ingredients are without quantity as this is dependant on your own preferences so adjust all accordingly! You can use the following as a starting guide if needed: 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil, juice from one lemon, 1tsp sumac, 1tbsp pomegranate molasses, 1tbsp tahini, big pinch of salt and pepper.
Build the salad in a large bowl by combining the cucumber, parsley, pomegranate seeds, tomatoes, spring onions, and halloumi. Stir through a large sprinkle of hemp seeds and sunflower seeds. Then add your dressing and stir again to coat everything evenly.
Get creative with how you serve this one! You can eat exactly as it is (perfect!), introduce some vessels to scoop up such as corn chips, crackers, or papadams, or try filling up a pita or spreading out on a flatbread. You could also wrap this up in a wholemeal wrap, or add a base of greens as a heartier salad. Endless options, and therefore perfect for meal prepping! Enjoy!
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