Monday, July 18, 2011

Fried haloumi & peach salad with a mint, lemon & caper dressing

Super Success Summer Salad

I'm pretty proud of this salad, I must say. It's the perfect balance between salty and sweet, crunchy and smooth, hot and cool. It's similar to the Grilled Peach and Mozzarella Salad we made inspired by Junior's in Ringsend. This would be lovely served as a starter sitting outside in the sun - oh we can only dream of sun today! Also it could be wonderful on a buffet, sitting on a nice bed of leaves. Some crisp lambs lettuce or peppery rocket would work well. These Pan Tao peaches are just perfect and arrived in my veg box this morning, begging to be made into something special. They're flat and have a white flesh, supposedly you can push the stone out from outside, I haven't managed it! 

Serves 1
3 sliced of haloumi - a little less than 1cm thick
a little plain flour
sunflower oil fro frying
1 ripe peach or nectarine
For the Dressing
1 heaped teaspoon of capers drained
Juice and zest of 1/2 lemon
Handful of fresh flat leaf parsley
Handful of fresh mint
Good quality olive oil for dressing - a good tablespoon

  1. First chop the fresh herbs roughly along with the capers. Mix the in with the rest of the ingredients for the dressing, season and set aside. 
  2. Next lightly toss your slices of haloumi in the flour. Heat the sunflower oil in a non stick pan. When the oil is relatively hot pop your slices into the pan. they should sizzle but not spit - cook for about 2 minutes on each side until golden. Drain on kitchen paper.
  3. Next slice up your peaches, arrange alone with the haloumi on a plate and drizzle with the amount of dressing you like. Welcome to my new favorite salad


Travel Food Phil said...

This sounds so good! It's the mint and haloumi is begging for the mint you mentioned!

Lu said...

Hey Phil - thanks am pretty happy with it alright. You still in Green 19 am coming in this evening

Ilke said...

Haloumi sounds very good in this salad! Never thought of combining mint and capers before, thanks for the ideas. You think we should add any chickpeas to this salad? ;)

Aoife Mc said...

Yum! Love the sound of this salad. Haloumi is one of my faves and I can just imagine it tastes amaze with the peaches. Thanks for the idea! YOINK!

(That was the sound of me pinching the idea)

Odette said...

Oh delicious looking salad, I love the mixture of sweet and salty in salads! I found you from the IFBA, I've just joined! Really looking forward to going through your posts!


Lu said...

Hi Odette! Hope you had fun going through the post. Your blog is looking good - nice collection of bread recipes!

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