Sunday, July 29, 2012

Warm Brown Rice Salad with Pomegranate Seeds and Grilled Halloumi Cheese

This is a lovely colourful salad.  Halloumi and pomegranate seeds are a classic summer combination.  The honey balances the saltiness of the halloumi and the sharpness of the red onion. 

Ingredients (serves 1)
70g brown rice (dried)
1/4 red onion (about 50g)
50g pomegranate seeds
1/2 red apple (about 50g)
60g reduced fat halloumi cheese, sliced
30g rocket/rucola leaves
1 tsp honey

  • Change into an old T-shirt and prepare the pomegranate!  Quarter the pomegranate and break away the seeds from the skin into a bowl.
  • Cook the brown rice according to instructions.  Leave to cool slightly.
  • Dice the red onion and rinse under cold water to get rid of some of the juice.
  • Dice the apple.
  • Grill the halloumi slices one side only until they turn golden in colour.
  • Put the rocket, onion, apple, pomegranate seeds, honey and rice into a large bowl and mix together.  (If the honey is the set kind, then melt it first for a few seconds in the microwave.
  • Serve on a plate and top with the grilled halloumi cheese.  Eat whilst still warm.

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