How much does it cost? This cost me less than £1.50 per person.
What are the benefits? Cous cous is a good source of plant-based protein making this recipe completely vegetarian-friendly, and it provides at least one of your five a day.
Halloumi is deeeeee-licious, but it’s such a distinct taste and texture that you can’t just throw it into any old thing and expect it to work. It needs a bit of thought, this one.
But, accompanied with sweet, charred roasted red peppers, gently spiced cous cous and mellow salad leaves, halloumi is the perfect ingredient.
This salad is really easy to make, with most aspects of the dish taking just minutes to put together. It’s healthy too, bursting with colour, flavour and nutrition – enough of everything to keep you satisfied!
I managed to get the ingredients together for this one for around £1.48 per person (damn, halloumi can be kind of expensive…). It’s a quick, simple veggie meal, full of leafy greens and gorgeous colours – what more could you want?!
Block of Halloumi Cheese, Sliced
1 Red Bell Pepper
Bag of Prepared Salad Leaves
1 Packet of Flavoured Cous Cous
I didn’t really add too much to this recipe, because I think the flavours really burst on their own. I seasoned the bell pepper with salt and ground black pepper before roasting, but that’s about it!
So, this is how I did it…
1. Heat the oven to around 220°C – you want it hot, hot, hot – and add the pepper, cut into quarters with stalk and seeds removed, to a tray, skin-side up. Coat with cooking spray and roast for 25 minutes.
2. Remove from the oven, swap over to the grill and slide the slices of halloumi underneath, grilling for 2-3 minutes each side (or until the cheese is a gorgeous golden brown).
3. While the halloumi grills, add some boiling water to your cous cous and cook according to packet instructions (usually only a couple of minutes).
4. Your salad leaves can go straight from the packet into a bowl, topped with the charred roasted red peppers, gooey halloumi cheese and tasty cous cous. Enjoy!