Asparagus, roasted red pepper, chickpea and haloumi salad

This salad was made up one Saturday afternoon whilst thinking of something hearty to go with a chicken I was roasting for Steve. I don’t eat meat so it had to be robust enough for me to have as a main dish.

Asparagus, roasted red pepper, chickpea and haloumi salad
Serves 4
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
30 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
30 min
Ingredients
  1. One tin of chickpeas drained
  2. One bunch of asparagus trimmed. (Just click off the bottoms and discard)
  3. One packet of haloumi cheese sliced about 5mm thick
  4. Four roasted red peppers from a jar sliced
  5. Two large handfuls of washed baby spinach
  6. Half a red chilli pepper de-seeded and sliced finely
  7. A large handful of chopped fresh parsley
  8. One clove of garlic crushed
  9. A good pinch of sea salt and plenty of freshly ground pepper
  10. Olive oil
  11. Red wine vinager
Instructions
  1. Place your chickpeas, peppers, garlic, chilli and parsley on your serving platter
  2. Take a frying pan and place it on a medium to high heat. Add the asparagus and let them dry fry in the pan. There is no need to add oil. They will begin to char nicely. Keep them moving when this starts to happen to get an all over chargrilled effect
  3. Take the pan off the heat and add the asparagus to your serving platter
  4. Add two large handfuls of spinach next
  5. Using the same frying pan add the slices of haloumi and fry them in the pan until nicely golden on both sides
  6. Place your haloumi on your serving platter
  7. Add a good pinch of sea salt and plenty of freshly ground black pepper
  8. Drizzle everything with olive oil and a dash of red wine vinager and toss everything together. Make sure everything is well coated in the oil, vinager and garlic. Serve straight away.
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This is a really pretty salad that is hearty enough as a main meal. I served mine with my homemade soda bread (recipe on the blog) and roasted chicken ( for Steve). Very tasty and incredibly easy!

           

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