My son loves cucumbers and tomatoes, but getting him to eat any other veggies is a little tough at times. However, any Salad that contains cheese, in any form seems to work wonders. Hence, this warm Quinoa Salad with lots of veggies and crispy Halloumi cheese.
I had a packet of Garlic herbed Halloumi that I wanted to use up, so I sliced it first and rolled it in a little seasoned flour before crisping it up in a non stick skillet until it went all gooey inside and crispy outside. It was delicious on its own!
Boiled some quinoa with water seasoned with lime juice and zest. Sauted a bunch of vegetables chopped into tiny cubes – red pepper, yellow pepper, green peppers, green onions, shallots, carrots, green beans and garlic. Mixed these into the quinoa with some fresh parsley, oregano and basil.
Before serving, I stirred in cucumber chopped into cubes and cherry tomatoes, cut into quarters. Drizzled some good quality balsamic vinegar and some extra virgin olive oil. Served with the crispy Halloumi strips on top.
Whilst I was eating the left overs in the evening, I decided to add some sweet spice to it by adding some spicy Tamarind chutney that I had. It was absolutely amazing!