Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Zesty Halloumi, Avocado, Pickles & Green Bean Gem Salad

Zesty Halloumi, Avocado, Pickles & Green Bean Gem Salad

If you're in need of inspiration for dinner look no further...go green and go with this!

Preparation Time - 5-10 minutes
Cooking Time - 5 minutes

Ingredients - 
3 Gem lettuce
Handful of green beans - Ends trimmed
Small dash of oil
1 Pack of halloumi - Sliced into 8 (ish) slices
2 Ripe Hass avocados - Roughly cut
6 Sweet gherkins - Sliced lengthways into four
Sprinkle of rock salt
Generous sprinkle of freshly ground black pepper

Lemon Dressing-
Juice of 1 lemon 
Sprinkle of rock salt
Sprinkle of freshly ground black pepper
Big glug of Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Instructions - 
Start by cutting the ends off the gem lettuce, wash the leaves, then pat dry with paper towel or shake to remove excess water. 
Add the beans to a pan with a dash of oil and cook for 1-2 minutes on a medium heat- don't over cook, you still want them crunchy. Once cooked sprinkle over the gem leaves. Next add the sliced halloumi to a non stick pan and cook on a medium to high heat for 3-4 minutes- I like to just cook one side of the halloumi so you get the contrast of crunchy versus not so crunchy. 
While the halloumi cooks combine the super simple lemon dressing ingredients in a jar and shake until thoroughly mixed. 
As soon as the halloumi is ready add to the salad along with the avocado, gherkins and drizzle over half of the dressing, gently mix the salad and drizzle over the rest. Add a little extra seasoning and serve. 


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