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Haloumi, Asparagus and Strawberry Salad

I love creating healthy, delicious salads. Gone are the days of iceberg lettuce, tomato and cucumber salads! So with the season of summer BBQ’s in mind, I thought I’d share this divine, colourful flavour combo.

Health benefits
Lots of plant-based goodness here! The Spinach is loaded with fibre, antioxidants and to many vitamins and minerals to list. The basil contains many essential vitamins, minerals and antioxidant flavonoids, two of which have been shown to protect cells and DNA from radiation. Asparagus contains anti-inflammatory and detoxifying  compounds and as a rich source of chromium, is perfect for helping sugar cravings. The haloumi adds a little protein and deliciousness!

120g baby spinach leaves, washed
Handful basil leaves, washed and picked off the stems
10-15 snow peas, trimmed
Small bunch asparagus, halved
1 small punnet strawberries, hulled and sliced
180g haloumi, sliced thinly

1 tablespoon of lemon juice
Zest of a small lemon
1 tablespoon of aged balsamic vinegar*
¼ cup lemon infused olive oil (can sub regular extra virgin olive oil)
Sea salt and pepper, to taste

*If you only have regular balsamic, mix it with 1 teaspoon of maple or rice malt syrup


  1. In a frypan or a griddle,  cook your asparagus over a low heat in a little olive oil. Once just cooked (take care not to overcook), set aside to cool.
  2. Now cook your haloumi on both sides until golden and crisp.
  3. On a large serving plate or platter arrange your baby spinach, strawberries, snow peas and asparagus and top with the grilled haloumi.
  4. To make the dressing, simply combine all ingredients together in  jar or jug and shake/mix well.
  5. Dress just prior to serving.

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Haloumi, strawberry and asparagus salad recipe- Version 2

  • Toni

    Holoumi anything is great! Great flavour combo, super easy recipe as always. Thanks for the inspiration! I’m thinking a sprinkle of sesame seeds or pine nuts next time might be nice too.

    • Glad you enjoyed it Toni, thanks for the feedback and agree, toasted seeds would be great for sure G x

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