Grilled Halloumi with a BLT salad

Halloumi BLT salad Easy Food

Serves 4

500g cherry tomatoes
Olive oil
150g pancetta or bacon (optional), cooked until golden and crispy
450g Halloumi, sliced into 4
120g rocket

For the dressing:
2 tsp Dijon mustard
2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
Juice of ½ a lemon
¼ tsp honey
Black pepper

To serve:
4 basil leaves, thinly sliced
Crusty bread

  1. Preheat a lightly oiled griddle pan over a high heat.
  2. In a bowl, whisk together all the ingredients for the salad dressing. Set aside.
  3. Thread the tomatoes onto skewers (soaked in water for 30 minutes if wooden.) Drizzle with a little olive oil and place them on the griddle pan. Cook for 4-6 minutes, rotating occasionally, until lightly charred. Remove and allow to cool slightly.
  4. Brush the Halloumi with a little olive oil and cook on the griddle pan for 1-2 minutes per side until grill marks appear.
  5. Add the rocket to the bowl with the dressing and toss to combine. Add half of the tomatoes and most of the bacon and toss again.
  6. Divide the salad between serving plates. Arrange the Halloumi on the salad and top with the remaining tomatoes and bacon. Sprinkle with fresh basil and serve with some crusty bread.

Per serving: 542kcals, 42.4g fat (23.7g saturated), 10.8g carbs, 4.5g sugars, 32g protein, 2.2g fibre, 1.569g sodium

MAKE IT YOURS: Simply omit the bacon for a vegetarian meal!