Halloumi Beets Superfood Salad

This salad was created on a mini break with a fabulous bunch of ladies.  Its super quick to prepare, full of essential vitamins and minerals and above all delicious.  Halloumi is made with goat and sheep's milk and is high in calcium and protein which makes it a great vegetarian option but it's also high in saturated fat and salt, so use sparingly!! Perfect for a weekend treat! 


You will need...

Equipment

Griddle or frying pan
Pestle & mortar (optional)
Ingredients

200g leftover quinoa
1 bag of salad leaves (baby spinach, rocket)
220g cherry tomatoes, (1 punnet) cut in half
1/2 cucumber, sliced then quartered
1 red pepper, sliced then diced
1 yellow pepper, sliced then diced
2 large handfuls of olives, pitted and cut in half
1 red onion, finely sliced
3-4 cooked beetroots, cut into cubes
Large handful of cashew nuts (optional)
Large handful of pumpkin seeds (optional)
1 x 225g halloumi, thinly sliced
1 tsp dried oregano
1-2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil for dressing or dressing of your choice
Freshly milled seasoning


To make...

Serves 4-5

  1. Arrange the quinoa evenly between 4 plates, layer with the salad leaves
  2. Slice the salad ingredients as above in the ingredients list, then arrange on top of the leaves
  3. Dry fry the cashew nuts in the pan for a few minutes until they turn light brown.  Remove from the heat and return the pan to the hob
  4. Gently bash the cashew nuts until in smaller pieces
  5. Add the halloumi to the pan over a medium heat, season with oregano and black pepper, gently cook on both sides until both sides are lightly coloured.  Cook the rest of the halloumi in batches
  6. Once cooked divide the halloumi between the plates, add the beetroot and cashew nuts & pumpkin seeds.  Lightly drizzle with extra virgin olive oil or salad dressing of your choice; add a little oregano and black pepper
  7. Serve immediately

Nutritional Info
Per Serving
395kcal | 20g fat | 9.7g saturates | 32g carbs | 11g sugars | 7g fibre | 19g protein | 1.7g salt

 HIGH FIBRE | HIGH PROTEIN | POTASSIUM | CHLORIDE | CALCIUM | PHOSPHORUS | MAGNESIUM | IRON | ZINC | COPPER | VITAMIN A | VITAMIN E | VITAMIN K | VITAMIN C | FOLATES 


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