3pm was a long time since breakfast at 9am and I was in need of fast food. I was in the Coles' car park with the latest Good Taste Magazine from Woolies. I am nothing if not all encompassing in my shopping habits.
I leafed through the magazine and my eyes zeroed in on the Haloumi, Pea and Mint Salad: especially the fact that it could be ready in a trice!! I found haloumi cheese in brine, a fresh bunch of mint and local frozen peas. A coup!!!
Within ten minutes of arriving home I was assuaging my hunger. This is not a salad meal, rather an accompaniment and would be great with chicken, fish and especially a BBQ I think
Haloumi, Pea and Mint Salad serves 4 as a side
- 380g (2 1/2 cups) frozen baby peas
- 30ml good olive oil
- 180g haloumi cheese, cut into 1cm slices
- 1 cup fresh mint leaves
- 1 lemon zested
- 20ml lemon juice
- 1/4 tspn caster sugar
Heat 10ml of the oil in a frypan on medium heat. Fry the haloumi for 2 minutes on each side, remove and drain on paper towel.
Make a dressing by whisking together the lemon zest, juice and caster sugar with the remaining 20ml of olive oil.