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Halloumi and Cous Cous Salad

Halloumi and Cous Cous Salad – Light, Fresh and effortless, this is the perfect salad for a sunny day!

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Hey guys! Hope you are well and loving the beautiful weather. Isn’t it nice to wake up with the sun shining through the window?! I am loving the weather right now. It feels like a million miles away from last week. Everyone looks happier and more vibrant. The winter slumber is over people…finally!

So guys.. I am fasting today and therefore my energy is a little low..so today I am making something quick and easy, kinda like this salad. This is one of the meals in our current rotation because it is quick and easy to make! At the moment my focus is very much on getting Ramadan ready, as well as completing this decluttering thing that I have started. Don’t get me started!!!!

On to this yummy salad..Couscous is so easy to make and takes barely any time to prepare but it needs a big flavour injection to get it to taste as lovely as it does here. You can absolutely skip all the spices if that isn’t your thing. I wasn’t sure how my family would take to it so I thought I would test it on them and it got eaten up pretty quick. YAY. There was no moaning or groaning either!

Currently, I am trying to incorporate vegetable into every meal. Not just as a side or as a salad. My husband loves roasted vegetables and usually has them with fish, chicken or lamb, so i added some here to make sure there was even less reason for him to hate this salad.

I aways drizzle the finished dish with a nice easy dressing. I sometimes serve with a yoghurt too. Although that isn’t necessary, it make it extra delicious. Just whip the yoghurt with salt, pepper, paprika and garlic! I think this makes a lovely light, healthy, delicious and easy meal during the warmer months. I hope you agree!

Halloumi and Cous Cous Salad

 Halloumi and Cous Cous Salad - Light, Fresh and effortless, this is the perfect salad for a sunny day!

Course Lunch
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4

Ingredients

Cous Cous

  • 250 grams CousCous
  • 250 ml Vegetable Stock Hot
  • 1/2 tsp Smoked Paprika
  • 1 tsp Cumin Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Coriander Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Red Chilli Powder
  • Salt and Pepper

Vegetables, Nuts and Halloumi

  • 1 Pepper Deseeded and cut into large chunks
  • 1 Red Onion Cut into Wedges
  • Salt and Pepper
  • 1 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 240 grams Halloumi cut into thick slices
  • 1 Small handful Walnuts Dry pan fried for 5 minutes and chopped

Dressing

  • 2 tbsp Red Wine Vinegar
  • 1 tbsp Lemon Juice
  • 1 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 tsp Mixed Herbs
  • 1/2 tsp Red Chilli Flakes
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tbsp Honey

Instructions

Cous Cous

  1. Empty the cous cous into a bowl and add the stock and the remaining ingredients. Stir and cover with cling film then set aside.

Vegetables

  1. Heat oil in a large pan over medium high heat, then add the peppers and onion. Cook for 4 - 5 minutes, turn and cook for another 5 minutes. Remove the veg from the pan and set aside. 

Halloumi

  1. In the same pan, cook the halloumi for 3-4 minutes, turn and cook for 1- 2 minutes. Remove from the pan and set aside.

Dressing

  1. Combine all the ingredients for the dressing in a small bowl and whisk throughly. 

Assemble

  1. Remove the cling film from the cous cous and fluff using a fork. Empty the cous cous onto a large platter, then add the vegetables, halloumi and dressing. 

 

 

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