My fav simple, super filling salad

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Get a 225g block of Light Halloumi, chop up and dry fry, turning regularly to stop it sticking.

Prep a plate with a MASSIVE handful of baby spinach,  Chop up a nice crispy red pepper and scatter over the top, same with a big ol’ chunk of cucumber.

Crack open some Crespo Green pitted olives with herbs and scatter about half the packet on.

I dont really like raw tomato but you could really boost the good by adding one!

10ish sprays of Fry Light Balsamic Salad Dressing.

Add the Halloumi and BANG.  Yumchops.  The halloumi fills you right the hell up and all the greens keep you young and healthy.  This is a brilliant low-carb high protein salad and a perennial fav of mine for quick and easy when you are hungry!

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Halloumi and cucumber salad with a chilli dressing

1 block halloumi
1 chilli, finely chopped
2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
1 desert spoon of Splenda (or similar)
1 clove of garlic, finely chopped
1 cucumber, chopped in to nice sized batons
4 tablespoons water
Rapeseed oil, just a splash
Teaspoon sesame seeds and/or pinenuts (optional)

Serves 4 as a side or 2 as a main.  Takes 10 mins to prep and cook – but 35 mins start to finish, so a bit extra time needed to salt the cucumber, start before kids bath-time and do the rest after!!!

Chop the cucumber into 2 inch-ish long batons.  Pop in a sieve, sprinkle with a little salt and leave over a bowl for 30 minutes, drawing out the excess water.

Put the vinegar, sugar and water in a saucepan and bring up to almost boiling and then allow to simmer for a minute or two before taking off the heat.  Allow to cool down but add in the garlic and chilli whilst its still warm.

Rinse the salt off the cucumber and pat dry.

Toast the pinenuts and/or sesame seeds and set aside.

Use the same frying pan, chop the halloumi into 1-2 inch long batons, fry in a pan using a little oil until golden and delicious.

Put everything on a large plate and toss together, drizzling over the dressing.  Add a little at a time, to your taste.

Satisfying and lovely served with a few other bits and bobs, big green salad maybe …some avocado … I enjoyed it with veggie sausage, chopped into chunks, fried with a little Harissa paste.