time for lunch

January 9, 2009

One of the things I love most about a day spent at home is being able to cook something delicious for lunch. Inspired by a cookbook I received from my sister for Christmas, I decided to attempt a grilled haloumi salad. This is such a quick and easy salad to make, and looks visually impressive - perfect for an impromptu summer lunch with friends!

Here's what you do:

  1. Prepare your salad leaves. I like to use a mix of rocket with fresh chopped mint. Just toss them together and put them on the plate in a nice pile.
  2. Lightly toast some pinenuts in a dry frying pan over a low heat. When they are a light golden brown colour and smell delicous, take them off the heat and sprinkle over your leaves.
  3. Slice your haloumi cheese into 5-10mm thick slices. Heat some olive oil in a frying pan over a medium heat. Add the haloumi and cook for about a minute on each side - don't turn your back on it - the cheese cooks really quickly!
  4. Arrange prettily on your salad leaves, drizzle with a good quality olive oil, some lemon juice and a twist of fresh cracked black pepper.
  5. Eat immediately (or as soon as you are done taking photographs!).

Bon appetite!

1 comment:

  1. oh. my. god.
    i adore grilled haloumi!
    you are seriously making my mouth water....


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