Halloumi Greek salad

Proper halloumi uses sheep and goat milk, and no cow’s milk. It’s worth seeking out an authentic one, you will absolutely notice the difference. Halloumi makes a delicious change to feta in a Greek salad, well, Greek-Turkish salad I suppose. It’s especially nice because it’s grilled or fried, so contrasts with the cold juicy tomatoes and the cucumber and red onion. Use a good extra virgin olive oil.

Ingredients

  • extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 pound-coin-thick slices of halloumi
  • a handful of ripe and juicy baby tomatoes, or any ripe flavourful toms, halved (or sliced if larger)
  • 3in of cucumber, sliced, you can peel it if you like but make sure you eat the peel while you’re making the salad!
  • ¼ of a small red onion, sliced thinly
  • any good vinegar, I used white balsamic
  • a few of any olives that you like (optional)
  • sea salt

Nuush clients: Please apply the portion sizes stated in your account and divide the recipe so that you make only as much you need.

Instructions

Heat some olive oil in a small frying pan, preferably one that conducts heat fast. Now fry the halloumi slices until golden brown on either side. Mean time assemble the salad ingredients on a nice plate or in a bowl and when the halloumi is cooked arrange it on top before seasoning and drizzling with a bit more olive oil and some nice vinegar.

Nutrition Info

Cheese

Cheese is not only gorgeous to eat but provides some important nutrients including phosphorus, calcium and vitamin B12. Phosphorus forms part of every one of our cells, so is pretty important! It’s actually quite abundant in the diet so you don’t have to OD on cheese – sorry 🙂

Calcium is not only good for teeth and bones but helps to balance the PH of the blood as well as assisting with nerve signals and muscle function. B12 performs a lot of functions but its main claim to fame is red blood cell production.

Good honest nutrition

You had me at halloumi.

Portion Guidelines

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