Friday, May 6, 2011

Oh, What a Salad.

My perfect salad? It's based on farm-fresh ingredients. It has crispy greeny things. Something sweet. Something nutty. Something cheesy. And a tangy vinaigrette.

Is that too much to ask?

I think not.

Haloumi, Pear and Hazelnut Salad
serves 3-4

The time
10-15 min prep

The ingredients

180g haloumi, chopped into 1" (2.5cm) squares
1 Tbs olive oil

a medium-sized head of lettuce, washed and torn
2 pears, thinly sliced
1/2 c hazelnuts, toasted and crushed
a drizzle of your favourite vinaigrette

*try to use organic ingredients when you can

The process
1. Saute the haloumi in the olive oil until it's golden and crispy-topped. Dab with a paper towel to remove excess oil.

2. Place the haloumi, the lettuce, 1 of the pears and the hazelnuts on a serving platter - add the vinaigrette and use your hands to mix thoroughly. Use the 2nd pear as a garnish. Because your toddler just *may* be intrigued enough to eat it. Heh heh.

Warning: Just don't eat the whole block of haloumi yourself, or you will be in a world of pain. (Yes, you. I'm talking to you - because you're my friend. And I love you.)

The cost
This salad would do as a lovely light lunch for the family - and cost me about $2.50 a portion (100% organic) ... mainly because organic haloumi ain't cheap.

Have a lovely Mother's Day weekend!
Amanda xx


Paula said... [Reply to comment]

The salad looks very tempting and I just found out about a cheese I never heard of before! Thank you! Hoping you have a very special Mother's Day weekend Amanda.

Amanda @ Easy Peasy Organic said... [Reply to comment]

@Paula Mate! Haloumi is a *staple*!!

Steph Bond Hutkin (Bondville) said... [Reply to comment]

YUM x 1000!!!!!!!

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