Do you have an easy meal that you can whip up without thinking? You know, on those late weeknights when you just don’t have the time to put something together that requires lots of ingredients and chopping. A fail-safe favourite that doesn’t take long and ALWAYS tastes great. What is yours?
Mine is a warm salad.
I’m so much more interested when a salad is warm, it feels more like a meal. It might sound odd (especially for a vegetarian) but I’m just not a big fan of cold, wet salads.
There are loads of variations depending on what I’ve got – sometimes I use eggplant, potato or sweet potato. Beans, spinach, asparagus or kale for greens and slivered almonds, pine nuts or sesame seeds. Sometimes I’ll make a salad dressing from scratch. Anything goes and it always turns out great.
- 500g baby potatoes, quartered
- Handful green beans, ends trimmed
- Handful snow peas, ends trimmed
- 180g block of haloumi, cubed
- Extra virgin olive oil
- Red Kelly's lemon myrtle dressing
- Salt and pepper
- Sesame seeds
- Cook potatoes in a pot of boiling water for 5-10 minutes. When the potatoes are nearly ready (check with a fork) add the beans and snow peas for 2 minutes. Remove from the heat and drain.
- Pour a drizzle of olive oil to a heated pan and brown the haloumi on all sides.
- Add the potatoes, beans, snow peas and haloumi to a large bowl and season with salt and pepper. Coat with salad dressing and combine.
- Top with a generous sprinkling of sesame seeds and serve.
Leave a comment below and hit me up with your go-to dish, I would love to know what’s cooking at your place.