I’m well aware that as I’m posting this the weather is, well, slightly less summery than it has been recently. But, as I’m sure that the sun will still come back many, many times this summer, I decided to post this anyway – think of it as inspiration for the future!
All the credit for this recipe goes to my mum who first did this salad for me this April when I was visiting Finland for Easter. I had never thought about putting strawberries into a salad, let alone pairing them with something as salty as halloumi and guacamole, but somehow it worked perfectly and I was immediately a convert. So, when the heatwave struck last week, this was the only dish I wanted to eat all of the time.
Start with the base: I used a bag of mixed leaves, but really this up to your preferences: you could use lettuce, spinach, rocket – completely up to you!
Add your favourite veggies. I went with halved cherry tomatoes, cucumber and bell peppers.
Add your lovely, sweet strawberries – I cut mine into four little quarters.
Fry up your halloumi and add it to the top of your salad.
Finish your salad off with adding a good dollop of guacamole to the top. You could use store bought if you want, but it’s also really easy to make your own quick version from scratch. Just mush your avocados, squeeze in a clove of garlic and add some spices such as chilli flakes, salt, pepper and a bit of cumin. Yum!