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Grilled Halloumi With A BLT Salad Recipe

Two favourites combined in one dish: Halloumi and BLT, a.k.a Bacon, Lettuce and Tomato.

What more could you want? This dish has summer written all over it: It’s light, nutritious, tasty and of course, quick to cook.

What are you waiting for? You family would want to try this a.s.a.p!

Serves: 4
Prep Time: 10 Minutes
Cook Time: 20 Minutes

Ingredients

  • 500g cherry tomatoes
  • Olive oil
  • 450g Halloumi, sliced into 4 pieces
  • 120g rocket
  • 150g pancetta or bacon, cooked until crispy
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

Instructions

  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.

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