Nourish With Balance.

© Talia Cecchele, 2018

Pulse & Grain Salad

September, 2019

If you love a quick, tasty and nutritious salad then this one is for you! Packed with fibre and protein from wholegrains, pulses (legumes), nuts & seeds this vegetarian meal keeps perfectly for lunch the next day. 

Pulse & Grain Salad

Serves 3

Ingredients

  • 30g chopped coriander

  • 30g chopped parsley

  • 2 handfuls mixed leaves (we had watercress, baby spinach and rocket)

  • 1/2 red onion diced

  • 1 tin lentils, rinsed and drained

  • 250g chickpea, bulgar wheat and rice mix (purchased from Waitrose - you could use plain quinoa, rice or cous cous)

  • 1/2 cup sultanas

  • 2 tbs roughly chopped roasted almonds

  • 2 tbs pepita seeds


Dressing and halloumi:

  • 1 lemon

  • 2 tbs extra virgin olive oil 

  • 250g halloumi, sliced into 8

  • Hummus to serve

  • Salt and pepper to taste

Method

  1. Add all ingredients in a large bowl and mix to combine

  2. Dress with the juice from 1/2 a lemon and 1.5 tbs oil. 

  3. Add salt and pepper to taste and set aside

  4. Heat a fry pan over medium heat and add remaining oil

  5. Cook halloumi for a few minutes on each side until golden brown

  6. Take off the heat and squeeze juice from the other lemon half

  7. Smear 2 tbs hummus onto each plate (if you want to be fancy), divide salad equally onto a plate and top with halloumi