Sunday, 8 July 2012

Halloumi salad for toddlers and adults

I cannot, in all honestly proclaim this as a success.  Not the halloumi, oh no, the halloumi was wolfed down, it was the salad bit he was less keen on.

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

Ingredients

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)

Method

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!



And I've also linked up here!

14 comments:

  1. i love that your toddler eats haloumi!!! Awesome! i haven't tried it as yet, although every one raves about it!

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    1. Oh my son is a cheese beast! The only thing he's turned his nose up so far was talleggio

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  2. What a wonderful pics of halloumi salad you have here.
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  3. I love haloumi, so do all the kids....they are cheese monsters too...I just want to gobble that up right now!

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    1. Thank you! My son loooves the cheese!

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  4. Mine had halloumi for the first time last week at a BBQ and enjoyed it - I love it.

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    1. Cool! Even if it is a bit salty, it surely has to be better than just having sausage or burgers?

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  5. haloumi... food of the gods! I cannot get Abby to eat tomatoes or lettuce either... but I'll keep plodding along :)

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    1. Yeah, I keep trying. I can occasionally get him to eat cucumber but it's a reluctant nibble. Despite his adventurous tastes, he is a salad dodger.

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  6. Thanks for linking up. . .. unfortunately, haloumi is a dairy-based cheese. :(

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    1. Doh! Of course I forgot your linky was vegan! Too worried about it being no refined wheat! Silly me!

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  7. The subject of this week's Food on Friday is Salad. It would be great if you linked this in. This is the link . I found this through Creative Mondays.

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    1. Thanks for inviting me to link up! Done so and now following!

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  8. Great that you linked in, thanks. have a good one
    Hey thank you so much for following Carole's Chatter. I am now following you, too!

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