Halloumi & Kale Salad with Grapefruit Vinaigrette


Hello summer!

While I still need to have a hot meal at least once a day- it has been rather warm in our heat trap of a flat (not complaining! Though I probably will start in a few days), that I have been craving something that feels a little lighter and does not involve me standing over a hot stove. 

So it is obviously time for some summery salads! And while I know salads aren’t exactly the most exciting of meals to many (myself included), I have grown to actually crave and genuinely enjoy a few of them which I will share with you as we have them over the next few weeks.

This is my halloumi salad with a grapefruit vinaigrette. In this salad, I use crunchy kale that has been blanched as a base, and for a little colour as well as a tart-sweet flavour, some pomegranate seeds which I feel compliments the bittersweet taste of the honey grapefruit vinaigrette. 

Recipe (Serves 2) 
75gm Crunchy Kale
45gm Watercress Salad
225gm Chilli/Plain Halloumi 
10 – 15 thinly sliced cucumbers halved
3 tbsp Sunflower Seeds 
80gm Pomegranate Seeds 
60gm Blueberries 

1 tablespoon Olive oil 3 tablespoons fresh Grapefruit juice
1 tsp honey 
1/4 tsp mustard

1.Slice the halloumi into small bite-size pieces and fry on a non-stick frying pan till brown. 
2. Blanch kale in boiling water for 2-3 minutes then run under cold water. 
3. Toss watercress, kale and cucumber in vinaigrette. 
4. Top with blueberries, pomegranate seeds, sunflower seeds, halloumi and serve. 

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