Basil, halloumi and nectarine salad

A fresh and bright salad that’s a great companion to grilled meats or as a meal on its own.

Less than 1 hour 

Serves 4 

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Ingredients

  • nectarines, stoned and cut into wedges
  • 1 avocado, peeled and cubed 
  • 1 punnet (250g) mini plum tomatoes, halved 
  • 1 packet (80g) fresh rocket 
  • ¼ punnet (5g) fresh basil 
  • 1 block (250g) halloumi cheese, sliced 
  • Salt and milled pepper 

 

Dressing: 

  • 1 Tbsp (15ml) basil pesto 
  • ¼ cup (60ml) each olive oil and sherry vinegar 
  • Pinch of sugar 

 

Method

  1. Place nectarine wedges, avocado, tomatoes, rocket and basil into a salad bowl. 
  2. Season halloumi and heat a griddle pan over medium heat. 
  3. Grill halloumi until golden all over (you can also braai the halloumi on medium-hot coals for 5-8 minutes.) 
  4. Cool slightly, then pile on top of salad. 
  5. Whisk the dressing ingredients together. 
  6. Pour over salad, toss and serve immediately.  

 

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