Thursday, May 31, 2012

Halloumi and lentils with lemony soy dressing

Halloumi and lentils with lemony soy dressing
I saw this in my friend's Hello magazine and thought that it looked perfect for a dinner party starter.
For 4 ,Preparation and Cooking: 10 + 60 minutes
· 3 small beetroot, peeled and quartered
· 2 tbs balsamic vinegar
· 1 tbs  Soy Sauce
· 2 sprigs fresh thyme
· 200g puy lentils
· 250g halloumi cheese, sliced
· Mixed salad leaves
· 2 tbs extra virgin olive oil
· juice ½ lemon
· 1 tbs Soy Sauce
1. Drizzle beetroot with balsamic and Soy Sauce, sprinkle with thyme then roast in an oven preheated to 200c / 180c fan for around 1 hour.
2. Meanwhile cook the lentils over a medium heat for 15-20 mins until cooked through but still retain a bite, drain and set aside to cool.
3. On a pre heated griddle pan cook the sliced halloumi for 1-2 mins per side.
4. Meanwhile whisk the dressing ingredients together.
5. Dress the lentils with half of the dressing reserving the rest for the salad leaves.
6. Serve with the halloumi, sliced beetroot and salad leaves

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