Wow! Hasn’t it been hot! Here in the UK it has been the hottest 2 weeks since 2006. I love it, but my husband can’t stand it and has been hiding in the house. The only thing I don’t like about this heat is cooking dinner. It’s just too hot to have a hot stove on, so I have been mostly eating salads. But I fancied something different than just a salad so I took a look through all my pinned recipes on pinterest and all my cookery books and magazines.
I found a yummy Citrus Couscous with Salmon. But too much couscous bloats me up so I thought I would change this and use quinoa (pronounced keen-wah) instead. And you all know that I’m a vegetarian so I won’t eat salmon, but on the next page I found a nice Halloumi recipe. So I thought that I would combine the two. I have never tried halloumi before so wouldn’t know if I liked it or not, I wasn’t even too sure of what it was. Apparently it’s a cheese and was easy to find in my local supermarket, and to my surprise it was quite nice.
half a pack of 250g halloumi
bit of mint
1. Boil some quinoa in water. I didn’t measure it out, I just poured in as much as I wanted. Bring to boil and simmer for 15 minutes until the germ separates and the quinoa looks like little spirals.
2. Add a dash of lime and lemon juices and squeeze the juice of one orange. Cut the other orange in to segments and then cut into thirds.
3. I used half a pack of 250g halloumi, cut in half and pan fry. I didn’t fry mine too long, about 1-2 minutes. but you can fry it longer to darken it a bit.
4. Mix the oranges pieces with the quinoa and sprinkle in a bit of mint (I used dried) and place on your plate, Add the halloumi on top
I really enjoyed this. I loved the halloumi and the orange pieces really set the quinoa off. I would definitely make this again, and it was especially nice eating this in my back garden with a nice large class of orange juice with ice