This weeks recipe is a salad with CHEESY twist – Halloumi.
Halloumi is great to add in to a Salad as it fills you up. This recipe is perfect when you need something to whip up quickly. I have used basil & tomatoes but there is nothing to stop you getting creative, using left over veg you have.
. 3 slices of Halloumi
.packet of fresh basil
. 6 cherry tomatoes
. Chillie flakes ( opiontal)
Heat a 2 table spoonful’s of oil in a frying pan. Cut three slices of Halloumi and place in pan.
Fry for a couple of minutes, keep turning the slices over until they are a golden brown colour.
Cut the Tomatoes in half and fry with the Halloumi. Stir the pan to mix everything together until Tomatoes are slightly brown.
Put the Halloumi and Tomatoes to one side
Put three table spoons of oil in pan and let it heat for a few minutes. Then add a spoonful and a half of chilli flakes into the pan. Give the mixture a good stir. Let boil for a couple of minutes.
As the chilli oil simmers, spread the basil leaves equally out amongst the bowls. Then add the Halloumi and Tomatoes on top.
pour the chilli oil over the dishes but be careful not to drown the salad in oil.
cost and serving
For the Tomatoes, basil and Halloumi, it came to a grand total of £3.79 which made 4 portions. This is definitely a purse friendly meal as its 95p per dish! The oil and chilli flakes were additional items i had in the kitchen but would have been an extra £4.10 ( bearing in mind you would get plenty more use out the items).
Let me know what you think of this recipe my leaving a comment!
After Christmas and new year, i think it’s safe to say that most people feel its time for a detox. My first recipe, healthy Carbonara, is perfect for anyone looking to eat healthier. Only 279 calories, you can have a tasty meal without feeling too guilty. This dish only takes 12 minutes to prepare and includes just a few simple ingredients!
I came across the recipe from The Hairy Dieters recipe book, which is great for low calorie but great tasting meals. It was one of the first recipes I tried as i started out in my adventure in the kitchen.
. 75g of dried pasta- spagetti, tagliatelle, ligunine ( my favorite ) any can be used
.2 rashers of lean smoked back bacon
.200g of small chestnut mushrooms
. 10 cherry tomatoes
. 4 tbsp half fat creme fraiche
. parmasan cheese
. black pepper
Fill a pan half way with water and once boiled, add the pasta. Leave for around 12 minutes. Keep stiring every so often.
While patsa is cooking, cut the bacon into strips, taking off any fat around the sides.
Add mushroom and bacon into pan. Spray pan with oil so it doesn’t stick. let it fry for a couple of minutes until brown
chop tomatoes in half, add into pan and fry for 1 minute.
Drain the pasta then add to pan
lastly, add in the crème fresh, parmesan and black pepper to the pan. Give it a good stir.
serve and enjoy
cost and servings
Even though I made a portion made for two, there is definetly enough for another 5 serving. That would work out roughly around £1.15 per serving as in total it came to £8.02.