Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Asparagus Strawberry Salad with Halloumi


It's so very warm here. Well, for Sweden. And for me. Compared to the rest of the world, maybe 28-30°C isn't that much, but for me, it's just awful. I'm not very good with the heat, and I have to cool down any way I can. I grew up with a swimming pool, and oh how I miss it these days!

Asparagus are getting harder to find, but strawberries are everywhere. Make this brilliant salad while you can.

Asparagus Strawberry Salad with Halloumi
(Printable recipe)
Serves 2

300 g strawberries, halved
200 g asparagus, in bite-sized pieces
1 lemon, zest and juice
1 tbsp honey
2 tbsp olive oil
salt, pepper
50 g arugula (rocket), coarsely chopped
1 handful alfalfa sprouts
250 g halloumi cheese, sliced

Boil the asparagus in salted water for 3-4 minutes. Drain and place in a bowl of ice water - this helps the asparagus retain its bite and color.

Place strawberries and asparagus in a bowl with lemon zest, lemon juice, olive oil, salt and pepper. Add arugula and alfalfa sprouts, and divide on two plates.

Fry the halloumi in some hot oil, and place on top of the salad.

Recipe in Swedish:
Sparris och jordgubbssallad med halloumi


Morta Di Fame said...

This looks so good. Asparagus and strawberries, but the cheese is the icing on the cake!

Maryann said...

Mmmm, sounds wonderful! I'm thinking that grilling the asparagus would be good, too.

foodcreate said...

This meal sounds so tasty! I'm going to try it I love sparagus and strawberry what a great combination.

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Katie said...

I would never have thought of putting strawberries with cheese but it sounds so wonderfully summery that I am longing to try it