This nutritious, warm, spinach, bean and halloumi salad is a perfect lunch or dinner when time is short but you want lots of flavour!
A healthy, nutritious and quick to make, lunch or dinner
This is a wonderful lunch to rustle up when time is short but you don't want to compromise on taste or nutrition.
It's also a great lunch to use up some store cupboard ingredients like tinned beans and onions. The coriander and lime drizzle adds some 'zing' to the finished meal and gives a wonderful freshness and a little heat depending how much chilli you add!
Packed with protein and vitamins this meal is fresh and tasty!
Here's how to make it...
Here's what you need:
For 2 portions:
- 2 cups of washed fresh spinach
- 1 block of halloumi
- 1 onion - diced
- Fresh chilli (to taste)
- 1 lime
- Small bunch of coriander / cilantro
- ¼ cup of olive oil
- 1 can of berlotti or other beans
- Salt and Pepper
And to prepare:
Dice the onion and cook gently in a frying pan with a dash of olive oil.
While the onion softens, you can mix up your coriander drizzle by adding the olive oil, chilli, salt and pepper to the juice of a lime. Blitz it up in a nutri bullet or small blender. If you don't have a nutri bullet - just chop the cilantro and mix it all up in a pestle and mortar or even just mix it by hand in a bowl.
Now slice the halloumi and add it into the onion to start toasting and melting. After a few minutes, add the beans and warm through.
Finally add the spinach on top and leave until it starts to melt.
Serve up the bean, halloumi and spinach mix and drizzle the coriander / lime dressing over the top.
Tips for your warm salad:
Roll the lime on a back and forth against the palm of your hand to soften it up before juicing - it really helps you get more juice from the fruit!
Use any type of canned beans or change it up and try chickpeas.
Maybe you aren't a coriander / cilantro fan? Change it up with basil instead!