Halloumi, Asparagus & Avocado Salad

This week I went over to my friend Annalee’s house to teach her this amazingly delicious and super easy recipe. Annalee is a makeup artist & vlogger from New Plymouth, her kitchen is honestly heaven! It makes me so excited to build our house and my dream kitchen! Asparagus is still in season, and so is avocado - and I’m pretty sure halloumi is Annalee’s favourite food, so, match made in heaven!

Halloumi, Asparagus & Avocado Salad

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1 small block halloumi cheese
1 bunch asparagus
1 avocado
1 bag spinach
2 free range eggs
Cherry tomatoes
1/2 red onion

Heat a pan over medium heat with a drizzle of olive oil and 1 heaped tsp butter, when heated, add in slices of halloumi cut approx 1/2 cm thick. Pan fry until browned on each side - watch while it cooks as it will burn easily.

Add a little more oil and butter to the pan in order to pan fry your asparagus. Fry for approx 3-4 minutes. Should be nice and crunchy. Season well.

Hard boil your eggs in boiling water for 10 mins and then put in cold water to cool.

Once everything is cooked, lay a bed of spinach in a bowl and then add in all of your other ingredients on top.

For the dressing mix together:
Juice from half a lemon
3-4 TBS olive oil
1 TBS wholegrain mustard
1/2 TBS mayonnaise if you want to make it creamy

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Kumara & Pumpkin Superfood Salad

We are coming into salad season (YAY) and I am so excited to start upping my salad game! While we wait for summer to fully arrive, my absolute fave Spring salad mixes winter roast veg, with some fresh summer greens and salad veg coming into season.

Nothing beats this delicious combo of warm roasted vegetables with spinach, tomato, avocado and pumpkin seeds for some crunch. I almost always add a free range poached egg, it adds a great creaminess.

Roast the following at 180 degrees for 25-30 mins in olive oil or coconut oil, turning every 10 mins:Then

1 cup diced kumara 
1 cup diced pumpkin 
1 red onion 
1/2 cup pumpkin seeds, roasted in the last 10 mins

Then In a bowl combine;
1 cup spinach 
Handful cherry tomatoes 
Dressing of choice (I used a creamy avocado dressing)
1/2 an Avocado 
Feta cheese

Add your roast veges & pumpkin seeds to the salad and top with a poached egg if desired. 
You can easily add a protein like chicken or beef to this too. 

Enjoy!

 Delicious spring salad featuring roast veg!

Delicious spring salad featuring roast veg!

 Roast veggies with pumpkin seeds

Roast veggies with pumpkin seeds