Fried Halloumi Recipe with Tomatillo Salsa

Crispy polenta halloumi with tomatillo salsa

  • serves 4
  • Easy

Check out this low calorie fried halloumi recipe with crispy polenta crumb, served with a quick and juicy salsa! A simple side dish for your midweek meal

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*This recipe is gluten-free according to industry standards

Ingredients

  • red onion 1, finely sliced
  • lime 1, juiced
  • ground cumin 1 tsp
  • sweet smoked paprika 1 tsp
  • hot chilli powder ½ tsp
  • greek yogurt 4 tbsp
  • polenta 75g
  • halloumi 1 block, sliced
  • vegetable oil for frying
  • Little Gems 2, cut into chunky pieces
  • avocado 1, sliced
  • cherry tomatoes 200g, halved
  • black beans ½ 400g tin, drained and rinsed

TOMATILLO SALSA

  • tomatillos 312g tin, drained (see notes below)
  • onion ½, chopped
  • jalapeño pepper 1, chopped
  • limes 2, zested and juiced
  • coriander ½ a small bunch, stalks chopped (keep the leaves to serve)

Method

  • Step 1

    Put the sliced onion into a bowl and cover with boiling water. Leave for 5 minutes, then drain well. Tip back into a bowl, add the lime juice and some seasoning, mix really well and leave to marinate while you make the salad, tossing every now and again.

  • Step 2

    For the salsa, put all of the ingredients in a food processor and blend until smooth.

  • Step 3

    In a small bowl, whisk together the spices with the yogurt, 1 tbsp of cold water and some seasoning, and put the polenta onto a plate. Take each slice of halloumi and coat in the spiced yogurt, then coat thoroughly in the polenta. Repeat with the remaining halloumi.

  • Step 4

    Heat 2cm of vegetable oil in a large frying pan. Fry the halloumi slices for 2-3 minutes on each side until deeply golden.

  • Step 5

    Toss the Little Gems, avocado and tomatoes with 1/3 of the salsa, then tip onto a serving platter. Add the black beans, halloumi, pickled onions and coriander leaves, and spoon over more salsa.

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Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 542
  • Fat 35g
  • Saturates 13.6g
  • Carbs 30.2g
  • Sugars 12.6g
  • Fibre 9g
  • Protein 22.2g
  • Salt 1.8g
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