Recipes - Warm Haloumi with Radish, Apple & Pecan Salad
This makes a large quantity so halve it if you are only making for 2-3 people.
juice of 3 limes
1 tbsp wholegrain mustard
3 tbsp honey
3 eating apples - cored and thinly sliced
2 pears - cored and sliced into matchsticks (omit if no pears available)
3 tbsp olive oil
4 x 250g packs haloumi cheese - each block sliced into three 300g radishes - thinly sliced
2 carrots - peeled and sliced into matchsticks
100g pecans or walnuts roughly chopped
150g lettuce or there abouts!
To make the dressing, whisk together the lime juice, mustard, honey, oil and some seasoning. Pour half into a large bowl, add the sliced apples and pears, then gently toss everything together so all the fruit is coated. Cover and set aside. The fruit will sit happily now for up to 3 hrs without browning.
When you're ready to eat, warm a large frying pan over a medium heat. Season the slices of haloumi with pepper (it doesn't need any salt as it's quite a salty cheese), then fry in batches for 2-3 mins on each side until the cheese is golden brown and beginning to crisp. You can keep the haloumi warm in a low oven while you fry the rest.
At the last minute, scoop the apples and pears out of the dressing (it will have gone watery with the moisture of the fruit, so discard), and layer up on a large platter with the radishes, carrot sticks, pecans and lettuce. Top with the hot haloumi slices, then drizzle over the remaining dressing.