Asparagus with halloumi recipe

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  • Gluten-free
  • Healthy
  • Nut-free
serves: 4
Skill: easy
Cost: cheap
5-a-day: 1
Cooking: 15 min
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  • Pan-fried halloumi cheese is perfect with the subtle flavour of asparagus. Add dressed rocket leaves for a tasty lunch or dinner party starter.

    Ingredients

    • 6-8 asparagus spears per portion, peeled from the tips down
    • 20g (
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    • ¾
    • oz) buttery spread
    • 2 handfuls rocket leaves, picked and lightly rinsed
    • 4 x 30g (1
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    • ) slices of halloumi
    • 1tsp olive oil
    • 1tsp lemon juice
    • Pepper

    Method

    • Snap the woody end from each asparagus spear and discard. Peel the stalks carefully from the tips down. Drop into a large pan of water and cook for 2-3 mins until tender. Drain, brush with buttery spread and season lightly with pepper.

    • Meanwhile, place a non-stick frying pan over a medium heat and once hot, place the halloumi slices in the pan and fry for 1-2 mins on each side until a rich golden brown in colour.

    • Mix together the olive oil and lemon juice for the dressing.

    • Place the buttery spread asparagus spears in a line in the centre of each plate and scatter the rocket leaves in the middle of the spears. Drizzle with a little lemon oil before topping with the fried halloumi slice. This works well with the asparagus served warm or cold.

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