Tasty Tuesday – Greek Salad

This week’s Tasty Tuesday recipe is for a Greek salad that takes about 15 minutes to prepare from start to finish. It’s packed full of protein, vitamins, zinc and other trace minerals.

Great as a side dish, this is also wonderful as a main – and can be eaten with pita, baguette, foccacia or pasta for a complete meal.

Time: 15 mins      Serves: 4 

Ingredients:

400g  Chickpeas (tinned), drained and rinsed

300g Black olives, halved

250g Halloumi, sliced

250g Cherry tomatoes, halved

1/4  Cucumber, sliced thickly

2  Spring onions, chopped

Juice of half a lemon

1 tablespoon of olive oil

Handful of basil leaves, torn

Salt and Pepper to season

Method:

Pan fry the halloumi, both sides, until it is slightly coloured. Remove from heat and leave to one side.

Mix lemon juice with olive oil.

Quarter the slices of cucumber.

Put chickpeas, olives, cucumber, tomatoes, spring onions and halloumi in a bowl. Add basil leaves. Drizzle lemon juice and olive oil mixture over the salad. Toss. Season. Serve. Enjoy!

Note: If you don’t have halloumi, you can use Mozzarella instead.