Halloumi with Tomato and Chickpea Salsa

We hadn’t eaten halloumi in a long time. Once a regular occurrence in the form of Looni Halloumi, our efforts to not keep eating the same things all the time have seen us try garlic mushrooms with pancetta and halloumi on toast and halloumi aubergine burgers with harissa relish.

A hankering for the dry-fried salty cheese led us back to a Looni Halloumi style recipe in the form of this recipe by BBC Good Food.

There are lots of dishes based around a grain (bulgur wheat, quinoa, couscous, rice) salad with flavoured withs herbs. Meatballs, grilled vegetables, fried tofu, sliced breaded chicken and, yes, fried halloumi all make good additions. The dish from BBC Good Food was simple to assemble, and following a recipe meant that we avoided going overboard by adding chopped dried fruit, nuts, olives, spring onions… these simple dishes can easily become complicated and expensive!