Halloumi cheese is extremely popular among both Cypriots and travellers. People roast or grill it, add to salads and eat with bread and vegetables. Warm Lentil and Halloumi salad is really easy to make. It is also filling enough to replace a second course.
Halloumi cheese: 250 gr
Green lentils: 150 gr
Cherry tomatoes: 250 gr
½ garden onion
Olive oil: 2 tablespoons
Garlic: 1 clove
Salt and pepper: to taste
Peel and chop onion and garlic. Chop cilantro coarsely and cut cherry tomatoes in half. Boil previously rinsed lentils for about 30-40 minutes (until slightly soft), then drain and transfer to mixing bowl.
Halloumi cheese is easy to roast: cut it into slices and cook for 2 to 4 minutes on each side. Dice roasted cheese into smaller pieces.
Mix cilantro, tomatoes, onion, and garlic in a bowl, add olive oil, lemon juice and spices. Mix all these ingredients with warm lentils and Halloumi cheese.