Summer Haloumi Couscous Salad with Garlic Lemon Dressing
- Prep time: 30 minutes
- Calories: 670
- 1 Cup of Couscous
- 1 Tbsp of Vege Stock Concentrate
- 2 x 125g Pack of Chickpeas
- 1 of Zucchini
- 200 g of Grape Tomatoes
- 1 200g Pack of Haloumi Cheese
- 1 Tbsp of Lemon Juice
- 1 of Garlic Clove
- 1 Small Bunch of Mint
Prepare Ingredients:Preheat oven to 225°C. Boil kettle. Peel and mince garlic. Drain and rinse the chickpeas. Cut zucchini into 1⁄2 cm slices on a slight angle. Cut tomatoes in half. Zest lemon and cut in half.
Prepare Couscous:Mix vege stock concentrate with 11⁄2 cups hot water. Place couscous in a heatproof bowl with lid. Pour stock over couscous then cover with lid and let stand, about 5 minutes.
Roast Vegetables:Meanwhile add sliced zucchini and tomatoes in a single layer on a lined baking tray (spread over 2 lined trays if required). Drizzle with oil, season with salt and pepper. Bake in oven for 15-18 minutes until the vegetables are cooked to your liking.
Prepare Dressing & Salad:Meanwhile, in a small bowl or jar combine minced garlic, lemon juice and zest to taste, 40 ml olive oil and 1⁄2 the mint leaves, tearing as you add. Fluff up the couscous with a fork, stir in the chickpeas and follow with 1⁄2 the dressing (or to taste). Mix well.
Cook Haloumi:Pat haloumi dry with paper towel then cut into 8 equal sized pieces. Add oil to a large frypan over medium heat. Carefully add the haloumi and cook 2-3 minutes per side until golden. Set aside.
You Plate It:Transfer couscous salad to a large serving platter. Pile on the roasted zucchini and tomatoes. Drizzle with the remaining dressing and top with cooked haloumi. Garnish with any remaining mint leaves and lemon wedges. Enjoy!