Apologies for the non-vegan recipe this week, but I’ve had such a craving for halloumi cheese recently, and I thought the craving must be satisfied! As most of you know, I am 90% vegan, I do try really hard to stick to it, as I do support the ethical reasons for being a vegan, however if I have a craving for something dairy I will satisfy that craving, because I don’t believe in depriving yourself of the things you want :) Obviously I’m completely and totally vegetarian, but I do occasionally eat dairy foods when I feel like it or it’s cheaper – sorry! I hope you like the recipe though, it’s so yummy, and obviously if you’re not a vegan, then that’s fine! I’ve grilled substitutes like tofu before and that’s been really nice, so if you are a vegan, I guess grilled tofu would taste nice with this recipe as well…
I love recipes like this now that there’s a little bit of Spring in the air, salad’s so fresh and light, and the cheese with it’s really salty and has so much flavour – I’ve used up my whole packet of halloumi now though, but I definitely want to make it in the future, as eating things like this make me feel so full of energy and all clean on the inside! I’ve had a few really lovely messages from my friends at home as well today, so I’m in a really cheerful mood, funny how one meal can make you feel so uplifted :)
Hope you like it, sorry again to my vegan fans, but halloumi is my one non-vegan weak point!
One huge handful of spinach
A few cherry tomatoes
Half a red bell pepper
A few slices of cucumber
4 or 5 thick slices of halloumi cheese
Natural soy yoghurt, fresh mint and fresh coriander for the dressing
- Chop all the vegetables up and mix them in a bowl.
- Grill the halloumi slices then arrange them over the salad. Mix the dressing ingredients together and pour it over the top!