Chicken and Halloumi Salad (serves 4)
Here’s a lovely summertime snack for you all which marries together both meat and veg in a harmonious and scrumptious collaboration which will surely quench your appetite and send your taste buds soaring. For the adventurous souls amongst you why not try this dish ‘al fresco’? (I’ve heard through the grapevine that on occasion the sun does shine in Manchester 🙂 ).
- 250g Halloumi
- 250g Chicken
- 1 onion
- 1 red pepper
- Iceberg Lettuce
- Cherry tomatoes
- Balsamic Vinegar
- Olive Oil
- Salt and Pepper
- Pitta Bread
- Wash the lettuce, pepper and tomatoes.
- Break up the lettuce into bite-sized pieces, and chop the tomatoes in half. Place them in a biggish salad bowl and mix them together.
- Chop the Halloumi into thin slices and put to one side.
- Next, dice the onion and the pepper and place in a pan on low-medium heat with a little oil, adding salt and pepper to taste. Cook for about 5-10 minutes or until the onion and pepper are soft and golden.
- Then add the Halloumi to the pan and cook until the Halloumi is golden (adding a dash of cayenne pepper if you like your food to have that little touch of spice!)
- Next, cut up the chicken into small pieces and fry gently in a pan with some oil and salt & pepper for around 10 minutes or until the juices run clear and the chicken is white in middle and piping hot.
- Add the onion, pepper, Halloumi and chicken to the salad bowl and mix in.
- To dress the salad, add a generous amount of oil and balsamic vinegar and mix through adding additional seasoning to taste.
- Warm the pitta bread either under the grill for a few minutes or in a toaster and place on a plate.
- Hey presto, you’ve got yourself a meal! 🙂
|225g Halloumi||£2.20 for 250g|
|250g Chicken||£3 for 500g frozen chicken breasts|
|1 red pepper||60p|
|1 punnet cherry/baby tomatoes||65p for 250g|
|Balsamic vinegar||£1.50 for 250ml|
|4 pitta breads||22p for 6|
|Total||£8.82 (£2.21 each)|
Here we have again assumed that you’re now cooking pros and will already have olive oil and salt and pepper. As always, you will find the best deals for fresh fruit and veg at a local green grocers (with less packaging too)!
The chicken we’ve priced up for you isn’t free range, but if you’re money savvy then every now and then supermarkets often do offers or deals on free range meats, so it’s worth your while to bulk buy and freeze them!