We have this salad at least once a week, it’s tasty, addictive and healthy too! It’s also versatile, you can add/remove whatever you want to make this to your liking, I’ve toyed with adding a soft poached egg or a giant Rye bread crouton…
1 pack of Halloumi, sliced in to bite size pieces
100g Chorizo, sliced into rings and then cut each ring in half (e.g. Half moons)
Half a bag of spinach
2 tbsp Olive Oil
Roasting veg (I use 1 pepper, 1 courgette and a handful of cherry tomatoes)
For the dressing:
Juice of 1 lemon
1 tbsp Honey
2 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Slice the roasting veg, put it in a heat proof pan with the olive oil. Smush it all together and put it in a hot oven for 25-30 minutes.
Fry off the Chorizo until it starts to release oils. Remove from the pan onto kitchen towel, keep the oils in the pan. Fry off the Halloumi in the same pan (you may need to add a little extra oil). Don’t overfill the pan, do it in batches if you need to. You’re looking for a light golden colour so keep the pan on a medium heat. Put it with the chorizo to cool down.
Put the spinach into a salad bowl. Mix the lemon, pepper, extra virgin olive oil and honey in a small bowl. Taste to see if it needs anything else, don’t add salt as the Halloumi is salty enough.
Remove the roasted veg and let it cool a little. Add the Halloumi, chorizo and roasted veg to the salad bowl, drizzle over as much of the dressing as you’d like and toss.
Eat with a nice glass of cold white wine and imagine you’re on holiday…!