Halloumi & Radish Salad | Thyme & Honey

Halloumi & Radish Salad | Thyme & Honey

Tomorrow marks the beginning of a new chapter in my life. My best friend and partner is relocating to the UK after 5 years of a lot of travel, learning a new language and thousands of hellos and goodbyes. Thank god for air miles!

You can imagine I’ve had a lot on my mind. First there’s the whole buying a house thing; legalities, finances, fixing up the property, and that’s not to mention stamp duty, painting and decorating and of course furnishing the entire place. Then comes the idea of budgeting which I don’t even want to think about (as I admire my new leather boots). And finally… I have to live with a boy!

But really, despite the obvious nerves, I can’t wait.

Simple salads are the order of the day, crisp textures and clean tastes. This salad has got a mix of baby gem lettuce and red chicory, teamed with broad beans and slithers of radish. Grilled halloumi is basically the best thing in the world, and gives this dish some substance. Perfect on its own, with a buttery baked potato or tossed with pasta.

Don’t worry, I promise I’ll come back next time with something disgustingly unhealthy and delicious.

Halloumi + Radish Salad

Serves 2

250g halloumi cheese, cut into inch thick slices
8 or 9 radishes, thinly sliced
1 baby gem lettuce, thinly sliced
2 red chicory heads, thinly sliced
100g canned broad beans (optional)
1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill
1 tablespoon chopped fresh mint
Olive oil
White wine vinegar

Toss together the sliced radishes, baby gem lettuce, chicory, broad beans and chopped herbs, season to taste and set aside.

Fry the halloumi in a little olive oil until just golden on the outside, around 2 minutes either side.

Dress the salad with 2 tablespoons of olive oil and a splash of white wine vinegar, and serve with a couple of slices of halloumi and extra fresh dill.


11 thoughts on “Halloumi + Radish Salad

  1. This looks lovely and summery, nice photos too!

  2. angelinahue says:

    Exciting times & this salad looks delicious!

  3. This salad sounds damn fine and looks the business to boot!!!

  4. sarahjmir says:

    It is so not fair that I saw this post at 5:51pm on Sunday – can’t make it to the store in time to make this for dinner! pinning it for later 🙂

  5. Matt says:

    Love the look of this salad! and good luck with everything 😀

  6. bonnieeng says:

    What an exciting time for you! Love this beautiful and simple salad recipe. =)

  7. cheergerm says:

    Great photos and looks delish. Good luck with this exciting new chapter in your life! (I live with 1 big boy, two little boys and a boy dog…it’s all grand except none of them like to go shopping….) 🙂

  8. Thanks for sharing; I’m making this today! 🙂

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