I got the inspiration for this recipe from Nigella Express. But as it turned out, only the halloumi and the lime juice remained in my version. I love spicy citrusy flavours and this salad was perfect for Saturday lunch today.
Block of halloumi
Two handfuls of spinach leaves
Half a red pepper
Half a yellow pepper
10cm of cucumber
Juice of 1 lime
1 chilli pepper
Dried corriander leaf (would have used fresh if I’d had it)
How to make the Halloumi Salad
1. Chop the tomatoes, peppers and cucumbers into equal sized chunks. Season with a little salt and pepper and mix together.
2. Make the dressing. Squeeze the lime and finely chop the chilli. I like heat so I leave the seeds in but you can deseed it if you want. Put these ingredients plus the oil and dried corriander into a bowl and mix well. Taste and adjust as necessary.
3. Slice the cheese, approximately 1cm thick. Heat a dry frying pan and put the slices in the pan. After a couple of minutes turn the cheese and cook until it is browned on each side. Remove and place in the bowl with the dressing.
4. Put a handfull of spinach on each plate and divide the chopped salad between the plates. Top each plate with 3-4 slices of the halloumi. Drizzle the remaining dressing over the top.