This week’s Tasty Tuesday recipe is for a Greek salad that takes about 15 minutes to prepare from start to finish. It’s packed full of protein, vitamins, zinc and other trace minerals.
Great as a side dish, this is also wonderful as a main – and can be eaten with pita, baguette, foccacia or pasta for a complete meal.
Time: 15 mins Serves: 4
400g Chickpeas (tinned), drained and rinsed
300g Black olives, halved
250g Halloumi, sliced
250g Cherry tomatoes, halved
1/4 Cucumber, sliced thickly
2 Spring onions, chopped
Juice of half a lemon
1 tablespoon of olive oil
Handful of basil leaves, torn
Salt and Pepper to season
Pan fry the halloumi, both sides, until it is slightly coloured. Remove from heat and leave to one side.
Mix lemon juice with olive oil.
Quarter the slices of cucumber.
Put chickpeas, olives, cucumber, tomatoes, spring onions and halloumi in a bowl. Add basil leaves. Drizzle lemon juice and olive oil mixture over the salad. Toss. Season. Serve. Enjoy!
Note: If you don’t have halloumi, you can use Mozzarella instead.