About this Recipe
This nutritious, warm, spinach, bean and halloumi salad is a perfect lunch or dinner when time is short but you want lots of flavour! It’s also a great lunch to use up some store cupboard ingredients like tinned beans and onions. The coriander and lime drizzle adds some ‘zing’ to the finished meal and gives a wonderful freshness and a little heat depending how much chilli you add. Packed with protein and vitamins, this meal is fresh and tasty!
Yields 2 portions
- 2 cups of washed fresh spinach
- 1 block of halloumi
- 1 onion – diced
- Fresh chilli (to taste)
- 1 lime
- Small bunch of coriander / cilantro
- 1/4 cup of olive oil
- 1 can of berlotti or other beans
- Salt and Pepper
Step by Step Instructions
Dice the onion and cook gently in a frying pan with a dash of olive oil.
While the onion softens, you can mix up your coriander/cilantro drizzle by adding the olive oil, chilli, salt and pepper to the juice of a lime. Blitz it up in a nutri bullet or small blender. If you don’t have a nutri bullet – just chop the cilantro and mix it all up in a pestle and mortar or even just mix it by hand in a bowl.
Now slice the halloumi and add it into the onion to start toasting and melting. After a few minutes, add the beans and warm through. Finally add the spinach on top and leave until it starts to wilt. Serve up the bean, halloumi and spinach mix and drizzle the coriander / lime dressing over the top.
Roll the lime back and forth against a board or worksurface with the palm of your hand to soften it up before juicing – it really helps you get more juice from the fruit!
Use any type of canned beans or change it up and try chickpeas.
Maybe you aren’t a coriander / cilantro fan? Change it up with basil instead!