This spicy, tangy and refreshing salad is perfect for a chilled summer evening in the garden with cider and mates! The Tzatziki (a Greek style yoghurt and cucumber dip) is fresh and cool, so compliments the warm Haloumi perfectly. Give this quick and easy summer dish a go!
Ingredients (Serves 3)
250g Pack of Haloumi cheese (sliced into half centimeter slices)
2 Large oranges (segmented)
3/4 Cucumber (grated)
Handful Cherry tomatoes (halved)
½ pot Natural yoghurt.
1 Large clove of garlic
1 bag Mixed rocket, spinach and watercress.
1 tsp Paprika.
1 tsp Cumin.
Pinch of dried chilli flakes.
Pinch of pepper.
Splash of olive oil.
For the Tzatziki
1. Grate the cucumber and squeeze out any excess water, as you don’t want the Tzatziki to be too liquidy.
2. Combine the cucumber with the yoghurt.
3. Add the crushed garlic clove, pinch of pepper and some chopped chives or parsley and stir well. Don’t add any salt to this, as haloumi is already a very salty cheese.
For the grilled Halloumi
1. Combine the paprika, cumin and chilli flakes together, and a little olive oil.
2. Generously coat each slice of the cheese in the spice mix.
3. Place on a metal tray and grill for 2-3 minutes on each side until golden brown and crispy.
For a quick salad dressing:
1. Combine a splash of vinegar with the juice of some of the orange segments and good glug of olive oil. Season slightly.
Layer the salad with the cooked Haloumi, tomatoes, and orange segments.
Spoon some generous dollops of the Tzatziki all over.
Add a couple of splashes of the dressing and enjoy!
Cost per person: £1.81
James top tips!
Bread that is going a bit stale is perfect to turn into croutons!
Chop the bread into small cubes, drizzle with olive oil, season with salt, pepper and dried mixed herbs and then oven bake until crispy and add to the salad to give that extra bit of texture to the dish.