Haloumi with Lentil Salad

Here is another delicious recipe from http://www.taste.com.au.    It is cheap, healthy and easy to make.  This quantity serves 4, and you can add various other ingredients to make it more versatile or substantial e.g. pumpkin, spinach, bok choy, chicken.  Halloumi cheese is delicious fried.  It is made from a combination of goat and sheep milk and is very popular in Greece (and more recently Australia).

Haloumi with lentil salad
Super Food Ideas – March 2004 , Page 57

Recipe by Tracy Rutherford

Photography by Luke Burgess

  • INGREDIENTS
  • 2 x 400g cans brown lentils, drained, rinsed
  • 1 small red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 Lebanese cucumber, halved, sliced
  • 2 tomatoes, chopped
  • 1/2 cup mint leaves, shredded
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 250g block haloumi cheese
  • 2 tablespoons plain flour
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  •  METHOD
  1. Combine lentils, onion, cucumber, tomatoes, mint, lemon juice and oil in a bowl. Season then toss to combine.
  2. Cut haloumi lengthways into 8 slices. Pat-dry with paper towels. Dust lightly with flour and shake off excess.
  3. Heat oil in a non-stick frying pan over medium heat. Cook haloumi, in batches, for 2 minutes each side, or until golden.
  4. Drain haloumi on paper towels. Serve lentil salad topped with warm haloumi.
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