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Halloumi Pasta Salad With Greek Herb Vinaigrette

When life is so busy and you don't get the time to prep and make a proper lunch for yourself? I've had those days and it is the worst. This halloumi pasta salad is perfect for this days. Prepare it while you work, and enjoy a delicious meal with your loved ones. The dressing is zingy and sweet, with pops of mint flavour. It's divine. You have to try this salad!


halloumi pasta salad with greek herb vinaigrette


Preparation Time 10 minutes

Cook Time 10 minutes

Serves 8 as a side

Ingredients


500 grams pasta- dried then boiled to al dente

200 grams/ 1 packet of halloumi- drained and cut into 1/4 inch thick slices

2 tablespoons Olive oil- to fry the halloumi

1/2 English cucumber- medium diced- half with skin on and the other without skin

2 tomatoes- diced

8 sun-dried tomatoes- sliced thinly

1 medium green pepper- diced

1/2 large onion- sliced

1 cup black olives- halved

Salt and pepper- as needed



Vinaigrette


1/3 cup vinegar

Juice and zest of 1 lemon

2 cloves garlic- minced

2 tablespoons honey

2/3 cup olive oil

1/4 cup fresh mint leaves

Salt and pepper- to taste





Instructions

  1. Fry off the halloumi in the 2 tablespoons olive oil until golden and crispy. Remove it from the pan and cool. Cut into chunks.

  2. Combine all the vinaigrette ingredients in a food processor. Blend until smooth. Set it aside until ready to serve.

  3. Combine the remaining salad ingredients in a large bowl. Top with half the halloumi and half the dressing. Mix well.

  4. Top with the remaining cheese just before serving.



halloumi pasta salad with greek herb vinaigrette


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