Haloumi and Lentil Salad

By EP Dietetics

12:00am, Monday 30 January 2017

A summer salad- perfect for Meatless Monday!

Haloumi and Lentil Salad

Do you do Meatless Monday in your house? We try to keep this up every week, by including a meat-less dish using a different protein such as tofu, tempeh, legumes or tonight- haloumi. It's a nice change to eating meat all the time and can actually be a nutritious addition to your week. Cutting down meat means you will be consuming less saturated fat (the type of fat that raises cholesterol levels). Hope you enjoy this salad as much as we did!

Ingredients

1 can lentils, drained and rinsed

1 small red onion, sliced

1 Lebanese cucumber, sliced

1 punnet of cherry tomatoes, halved

handful mint leaves

handful parsley leaves

1 Tbsp lemon juice

1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil

180g haloumi, cut ito thin slices (about 5mm thick)

Method

Combine lentils, onion, cucumber, tomato and herbs in a bowl.

In a smaller bowl, make dressing by combining lemon juice and olive oil, plus salt and pepper to taste.

In a non-stick fry pan, cook haloumi at a medium heat on both sides until golden colour.

Add haloumi to salad, add dressing and enjoy!

Updated 1:40pm, Monday 30 January 2017

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