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Vegan Halloumi and Fruity Quinoa Summer Salad

Ramona Debono Vegan Halloumi and fruit

This is not your typical salad. Rest assured it will make your taste-buds dance all Summer long!

Feel free to substitute the fruits according to what’s in season and if you don’t fancy quinoa, you can use any grain you like.

Ingredients:

  • 100g quinoa (I used mixed colour quinoa)
  • 200g Green Vie Vegaloumi (Vegan Halloumi)
  • 50g Good Earth Walnut Halves
  • 50g Good Earth Pumpkin Seeds
  • 1-2 nectarines or peaches
  • 1/2 apple
  • a handful of blueberries
  • a handful of radishes
  • a handful of cherry tomatoes
  • 1/2-1 avocado
  • leafy greens of choice

Ramona Debono Fruity Quinoa Summer Salad

For the dressing:

  • 1/2 teaspoon wholegrain mustard
  • 60ml Il Torrone Balsamic Vinegar
  • 60ml Good Earth Rapeseed Oil
  • 25ml agave nectar
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Ramona Debono Vegan Halloumi and Fruity Quinoa Summer Salad frying

Directions:

  • Cook quinoa according to instructions
  • In the meantime, combine in a small resealable jar all the dressing ingredients and shake shake shake!
  • Slice horizontally the nectarines into one centimeter slices thick
  • Slice horizontally the halloumi in to one and a half centimeter slices. (If using Green Vie Vegan Vegaloumi, you can separate the two large slices in the packet, no need to cut through)
  • In a grilling pan on medium heat, place the halloumi and the nectarines until grill marks appear (approximately 1-2 minutes per side). Set aside
  • Cut the rest of the ingredients in to bite-sized pieces

Ramona Debono Vegan Halloumi and Fruity Quinoa Summer Salad making

Assembling the salad

  • In a big salad bowl, toss the dressing mixture with the leafy greens and gently massage the dressing into the greens
  • In the same bowl, put in the rest of the ingredients and carefully combine
  • Transfer the salad mixture onto a serving plate
  • Add on top of the salad more grilled halloumi and nectarines, and sprinkle some more pumpkin seeds and walnut halves

Ramona Debono Vegan Halloumi and Fruity Quinoa Summer Salad bowl

Side note:

  • You can put as much dressing as you like. It is already in a resealable jar and can be easily refrigerated
  • It’s important that the dressing is ‘massaged’ into the greens so that they can be better digested
  • A lot of the ingredients are roughly measured by the handful so that you can put more or less to your liking

Enjoy!

Ramona Debono Vegan Halloumi and Fruity Quinoa Summer Salad plated

Author: Ramona Debono

Plant-based human with a passion for cooking, baking (and eating). A firm believer that food should nourish your body, and satisfy the soul.

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