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Peppers with halloumi, chilli and pine nuts

  • serves 6 as a starter
  • Easy

Baked peppers with halloumi make a great easy entertaining starter, which can also be served as a light lunch with salad. The zingy chilli dressing gives this an extra kick.

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Ingredients

  • red peppers 2, halved
  • yellow pepper 1, halved
  • olive oil
  • halloumi  250g block, sliced into 6
  • lemon 1, juiced
  • garlic 1 clove, crushed
  • red chilli 1, finely chopped
  • pine nuts 2 tbsp, toasted
  • parsley 1/2 small bunch, chopped

Method

  • Step 1

    Heat the oven to 200C/fan 180C/gas 6. Put the peppers on a baking tray in a single layer. Season then drizzle with a little oil. Bake for 10-15 minutes until softened.

  • Step 2

    Put a piece of halloumi inside each pepper and grill until the cheese is golden. Whisk the dressing ingredients together with another 3 tbsp olive oil. Serve the peppers with the dressing drizzled over.

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