Griddled halloumi, courgette and asparagus recipe

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serves:

4

Skill:

easy

Cost:

cheap

Prep:

5 min

Cooking:

10 min

Nutrition per portion

RDA
Calories 306 kCal 15%
Fat 26g 37%
  -  Saturates 11g 55%

The salty flavour of the halloumi is the perfect accompaniment to the greens in this spring veg dish. Asparagus, courgettes and pea shoots drizzled in a lemon, soy sauce and honey dressing makes a lovely light lunch for a warm day

Ingredients

  • 200g (7oz) asparagus spears
  • 6 baby courgettes, halved lengthways
  • 2 tbsps olive oil
  • 225g pack of halloumi cheese, sliced into 12
  • 4 handfuls of pea shoots or baby salad leaves
  • For the dressing:
  • 2 tbsps olive oil
  • Juice of half a lemon
  • Half a tsp each soy sauce and honey
  • 2 teaspoons caraway seeds, toasted

Method

  • Coat the asparagus and courgette lightly in oil and cook in batches in a griddle pan until tender. Set aside on a warm plate. Coat the cheese slices in the remaining oil and griddle them.

  • Meanwhile, whisk all the dressing ingredients in a jug.

  • Arrange the cheese and the veg on warm plates. Drizzle with dressing and put a few pea shoots or salad leaves on top.

Top tip for making Griddled halloumi, courgette and asparagus

You can replace halloumi with crumbled feta, and caraway with fennel seeds.

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