Mmmmm... Salad

I know! i am surprised i said it. I think, when we think of salad we associate it as "diet food" or all raw veggies tossed up with some boring vinaigrette. But,not this one.I love this salad and it is a meal in itself and is really yummy. I basically put in stuff i love to eat from the various salads i have eaten and concocted this one up.
For this salad you need.... again, you can substitute with what you like.

Spring Onion - 1 bunch
Peanuts - 1/4 cup
Roma Tomatoes - 2
Avacado -1/2
Halloumi Cheese - 1/4 block (cut in cubes

1 tbls lime juice
1/2 tsp. dijon mustard - u can use what u have on hand
1/4 tsp of salt and pepper each
11/2 tbls olive oil


In a bowl, add the lime juice,salt,pepper and dijon mustard. Whisk well. Then stream in the olive oil while whisking continuously. The dressing is amalgamated and is ready to use.

Dry roast the peanuts and keep aside to cool. I like to use peanuts with skin, but feel free to use otherwise.
Dice halloumi cheese and pan fry it without adding any oil to the pan. The cheese has enought fat to brown up on its own.
Dice avacado and the tomatoes in small chunks. Drop this in the dressing.
Then chop the spring onions and keep aside.
When the peanuts and halloumi are cooled and you are ready to eat, add them to the dressing with the spring onions.
Remember to add the cheese and the peanuts, just when you are ready to eat, as they will lose their crunch if they sit in the dressing.You can sub red onions instead of spring onion. But, in that case, you must add it to the dressing well in advance to benefit the full flavor of the onion.

Note: If you are a vegetarian, when you buy halloumi cheese make sure the ingredients mention vegetal rennett.

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