Quinoa Grapefruit Halloumi Salad…buttery, sweet, salty, punchy. It’s a simple little recipe that is perfect for lunch/dinner during the warmer days! @peachypalate also mixed in some Shelled Hemp with the quinoa, which adds a lovely nutty taste and also some extra protein. 

Quinoa Grapefruit Halloumi Salad by @peachypalate
Quinoa Grapefruit Halloumi Salad by @peachypalate

 

Preparation Time – 10 minutes

Cooking Time – 15 minutes

Servings – 2-4 

 

Ingredients

  • 100g uncooked quinoa + 400ml water + ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 – 2 tbsp Linwoods Shelled Hemp 
  • 1 grapefruit, peeled and segmented
  • 1 -2 ripe avocados sliced
  • 250g block of halloumi sliced into about 6- 8 slices
  • ½ tbsp olive oil for frying
  • 3-4 baby cucumbers sliced
  • Generous handful of kale roughly chopped
  • Salt and pepper to taste

 

For the Dressing

  • 80g plain natural or Greek yogurt
  • 2 tbsp hulled smooth tahini
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • Salt and pepper to taste

 

Directions

  1. Place quinoa into a pot, cover with water and salt. Bring to the boil and then leave to simmer uncovered for 15 minutes; or cook according to your packet instructions. 
  2. Mix hemp seeds through cooked quinoa.
  3. Heat oil in a pan and fry halloumi for 3 minutes on each side.
  4. Whisk together dressing ingredients while the halloumi cooks.
  5. Remove the halloumi from the pan and set to one side on a plate. Add the kale to the pan and wilt for just a couple of minutes.
  6. Serve quinoa up into bowls or onto plates, top with cucumber, kale, grapefruit, halloumi and avocado. Serve with a dollop of the creamy tahini yogurt dressing and season with salt and pepper to your own taste.

 

Quinoa Grapefruit Halloumi Salad by @peachypalate
Quinoa Grapefruit Halloumi Salad by @peachypalate

Be inspired!

Shelled Hemp?