Halloumi and Aubergine Salad (with radish and celery)
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Serves: 2 for dinner and 4 for a small lunch
  • 1 aubergine (diced into small chunks)
  • 2 sticks celery (finely sliced)
  • Handful of radishes (sliced)
  • Bunch of coriander (finely chopped)
  • Bunch of parsley (finely chopped)
  • 1 red onion (peeled and finely sliced)
  • 3 cloves garlic (crushed)
  • Juice of haf a lemon
  • 1 tspn sumac
  • 250g halloumi cheese (sliced, into about 6-8 medium/ thick slices)
  • 1 large red chilli (finely sliced)
  • Olive oil
  • Salt/ pepper
  1. Heat a dash of olive in the pan (you will add more later) and then add the aubergines. Let them cook on a gentle heat for a few mins then add about 2 tbpsn olive oil to the pan. Mix the aubergines with oil well and then continue to cook on a gentle heat for around 5 mins. Add the celery, red chilli and garlic to the pan and mix well and cook for another 3-4 mins (the celery wants to keep some crunch).
  2. In a mixing bowl add the radishes, fresh herbs and red onions. Then add the aubergines and celery to the bowl. In the same pan add the halloumi and cook on each side for around 3 mins, until golden brown on topped and starting to soften.
  3. Take the halloumi out of the pan and slice up. Add to the mixing bowl with the fresh herbs, lemon juice and sumac. Mix well and then season with a bit of salt and pepper before mixing everything together again and then plate up!
Recipe by A Modern Rose at http://www.amodernrose.com/halloumi-and-aubergine-salad-with-radish-and-celery/