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Grilled Halloumi & Couscous Salad With Salsa Verde

Nothing beats a delicious salad, especially this amazing couscous & salsa verde salad! Salsa Verde is a spicy green sauce originating from Mexican cuisine.

This delightfully fresh sauce mixed with couscous makes the best base for a salad and can be adapted to your liking.

Grilled Halloumi & Couscous Salad With Salsa Verde

Grilled Halloumi & Couscous Salad With Salsa Verde
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PREP TIME 10 mins
COOK TIME 10 mins
COURSE Salad
CUISINE Mexican
SERVINGS 4 people

Equipment

Ingredients
  

For The Salad Base

  • 120 g Cucumber (sliced)
  • 120 g Cherry tomato (halved)
  • 60 g Red onion (thinly sliced)
  • 40 g Leafy lettuce (washed)
  • 40 g Rocket (washed)
  • 80 g Kalamata olives
  • 80 g Couscous (cooked & cooled)
  • 60 g Carrots (julienne)

For The Halloumi

  • 600 g Halloumi cheese (1cm slabs)
  • 60 ml Olive oil

For The Salsa Verde Dressing

  • 12 g Chopped garlic
  • 28 g Fresh parsley (chopped)
  • 12 g Fresh mint (chopped)
  • 8 g Fresh chives (chopped)
  • 8 g Fresh coriander (chopped)
  • 16 g Capers (chopped)
  • 16 g Whole grain mustard
  • 20 g Red wine vinegar
  • 60 ml Olive oil
  • 2 ml Coarse pepper
  • 1 g Birds eye chili, at least 1 whole chili

Method
 

For The Salad Base

  • Place all the ingredients in a bowl & toss to combine. Arrange in a serving dish.

For The Halloumi

  • Heat olive oil in a pan, add slabs of halloumi & grill until golden & crispy on the edges.
  • Place on top of the salad base.

For The Salsa Verde Dressing

  • Place all the ingredients in a blender & blitz until somewhat smooth.
  • Drizzle over salad. 
Chefs Tips
I love topping this salad with some grilled Basa or Hake to add even more substance to this amazing dish. For the Salsa Verde, I urge you to make your own variations and experiment with different herbs and spices.
Nutritional Information
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Grilled Halloumi & Couscous Salad With Salsa Verde

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