Still, how many of us can claim we'd tried something that adventurous as a toddler? I certainly liked the whole dish and I'd be tempted to give him halloumi again, perhaps just served in a different way, maybe following my suggestion further down, maybe off the barbecue with grilled prawns and coleslaw on the side? A nice change from the usual sausages and burgers.
If only we had the weather for a barbecue...
Halloumi Salad - serves one adult and one toddler
Approx 100g (3.5 oz) Halloumi, sliced
A large handful of baby spinach leaves, washed
2-3 large ripe tomatoes
Extra virgin olive oil
Balsamic or white wine vinegar (optional)
Brush a non stick pan with a little olive oil and heat.
Put the salad leaves on some plates along with some sliced tomatoes. Fry the halloumi in the pan until browned on each side.
Put on top of the salad and dress with olive oil and vinegar if liked (I only used a tiny drizzle of olive oil on my son's portion.) Only serve about a third of the cheese to your toddler as it is pretty salty as cheeses go. The great thing about this is it is the matter of moments to make. We whipped this up after Mums and Tots and were eating within minutes. My son is not the most patient of customers!
If you want to include more carbs for kids, you could always include some cooled boiled new potatoes (I'd definitely do this if I'd had some ready) or follow this up with some fresh fruit and a slice of apple and carrot cake.
I've linked this up to Meatless Mondays!