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Asparagus and Haloumi Salad Recipe

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by Gen Wilson (subscribe)
A love of the weird and wonderful keeps me writing!
Published November 5th 2012
Even those who don't like their greens will enjoy this salad
Asparagus Salad
Haloumi and Asparagus Salad - It only takes 10 minutes.

The weather's warming up. It's time to delve into the bottom of the utensil drawer and pull out the salad servers. There are so many salad recipes out there but this one is easy to make, has only a few ingredients and will make those who generally steer clear of greens want more.


4 bunches of asparagus
1 block of haloumi cheese
4 tablespoons of pine nuts
1/2 a lemon cut into wedges
8 tablespoons of sesame oil

What to do:

1/ Trim the woody ends off the asparagus.

Asparagus Salad
Cut the woody ends off the asparagus.

2/ Heat 4 tablespoons of sesame oil in a frying pan.

3/ Place the asparagus in the frying pan. Cook for 4 minutes over medium heat or until bright green, tender and crisp.

Asparagus Salad
Be careful not to overcook the asparagus.

4/ Remove the asparagus from the frying pan and place on a serving platter.

5/ Cut the haloumi up into bite sized chunks.

6/ Pour the remaining sesame oil into the frying pan.

7/ Cook the haloumi in the frying pan over medium heat for one minute or until golden.

Asparagus Salad
Cook the haloumi until golden.

8/ Remove haloumi from the heat and spoon onto the asparagus.

9/ Sprinkle with pine nuts.

10/ Garnish with lemon wedges.

Asparagus Salad
Enjoy with friends.
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Why? To make a delicious salad in 10 minutes
Your Comment
Just reading that made me salivate a little!
by Jennifer Muirhead (score: 3|1053) 2163 days ago
Wow! 8tbsp sesame oil! I thought that was used only a few drops at the end of cooking as a flavouring, not a cooking oil.
by sueca (score: 2|113) 2173 days ago
Tasty, I can't wait to try it this weekend!
by m_trg (score: 0|6) 2174 days ago
I'll be making this one for sure!
by nclms (score: 0|6) 2174 days ago
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