Chilli Halloumi and Quinoa Salad

Chilli Halloumi and Quinoa Salad

halloumi and quinoa salad recipe

halloumi and quinoa salad recipe

Chilli Halloumi and Quinoa Salad

Recipe Type: Salads

Cuisine: Mediterranean

Author: Caroline Artiss

Prep time: 10 mins

Cook time: 20 mins

Total time: 30 mins

Serves: 2 people

A delicious quinoa salad with grilled halloumi

Ingredients

  • Halloumi:
  • 1 x 250g block of halloumi
  • 1 fresh chilli or a pinch of chilli flakes
  • 1 clove garlic
  • Sprinkle of oregano
  • Olive oil

 

  • Quinoa Salad:
  • ½ – 1 cup dry Quinoa (depending how hungry you are)
  • ¼ cup chopped cucumber
  • ¼ cup chopped cherry tomatoes
  • ¼ cup chopped sundried tomatoes
  • ¼ cup sliced artichokes
  • 1tbsp chopped coriander
  • 1tbsp chopped mint
  • 1tbsp chopped flat leaf parsley

 

  • Dressing:
  • ½ lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • pinch salt / pepper
  • ½ tsp honey

Instructions

  1. Start by marinating the halloumi
  2. Simply cut the clove of garlic in half and rub all over the cheese
  3. Add the chopped chilli or chilli flakes, oregano and a dash of olive oil over the top
  4. Leave this to one side while you make your salad

 

  1. Cook your quinoa
  2. Add the quinoa to a pan of boiling water or stock
  3. You need lot’s of water as it expands, so roughly 1 cup of dry quinoa to 4-5 cups water is a good measurement
  4. Leave to simmer for 15 – 20 mins until soft and expanded and then drain and shake out all excess water
  5. Pop into a large bowl, add all the salad ingredients and herbs and mix together
  6. Mix all the ingredients for the dressing together and pour into the quinoa

 

  1. Now your ready to cook the halloumi
  2. Heat a griddle pan or frying pan and place your slices of halloumi in
  3. Leave for 1 minute, turn, cook the other side for about 1 min then it’s ready to serve warm on top of your salad of quinoa.
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