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Quick lunch of lentils with halloumi and prosciutto

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Quick, easy and super tasty. This delicious lunch of puy lentils tossed with rocket and topped with griddled halloumi and folds of prosciutto makes an easy and filling lunch.

I cooked the puy lentils from dried but if you want things even quicker then I highly recommend the Merchant Gourmet sachets of Puy Lentils that you can ping in the microwave for 2 minutes.

This feels like a lovely spring lunch, nice and light yet still at touch of warmth from the lentils.

It really can be ready in a matter of minutes, just boil the lentils, griddle the slices of halloumi and pile on the little folds of prosciutto.

You could serve with some crusty bread and a glass of red wine as a quick and easy evening meal.

salad with lentils, halloumi and prosciutto

Halloumi and lentil salad ingredients

  • 1/2 cup dried puy lentils (or a sachet of microwave puy lentils)
  • 2  large handfuls of rocket leaves
  • 8 slices of halloumi
  • 4 slices of prosciutto
  • olive oil

How to make halloumi and lentil salad

  • Cook the Puy lentils – give the lentils a quick rinse and then add them to a saucepan with 3 times as much water as lentils. Season with salt. Bring to the boil then reduce the heat and simmer with the lid on for 25-30 minutes until the lentils are tender.
  • Drain the lentils and return to the pan to just keep warm whilst you griddle the halloumi.
  • Heat the griddle pan over high heat, quickly sear each piece of cheese on both sides.
  • Mix the rocket into the lentils then plate up.
  • Top the rocket and lentils with the griddled cheese and folds of prosciutto.
  • Drizzle with olive oil.

Make halloumi and lentil salad your way

  • Want it vegetarian – skip the prosciutto
  • Don’t fancy meat – add some grilled salmon
  • Don’t like rocket – try baby spinach leaves
  • Not keen on halloumi – try parmesan shavings or feta

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Yield: Serves 2

Quick lunch of lentils with halloumi and prosciutto

salad with lentils, halloumi and prosciutto

A quick and easy light lunch or midweek dinner.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup dried puy lentils (or a sachet of microwave puy lentils)
  • 2  large handfuls of rocket leaves
  • 8 slices of halloumi
  • 4 slices of prosciutto
  • olive oil

Instructions

  1. Cook the Puy lentils - give the lentils a quick rinse and then add them to a saucepan with 3 times as much water as lentils. Season with salt. Bring to the boil then reduce the heat and simmer with the lid on for 25-30 minutes until the lentils are tender.
  2. Drain the lentils and return to the pan to just keep warm whilst you griddle the halloumi.
  3. Heat the griddle pan over a hight heat, quickly sear each piece of cheese on both sides.
  4. Mix the rocket into the lentils then plate up.
  5. Top the rocket and lentils with the griddled cheese and folds of prosciutto.
  6. Drizzle with olive oil.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

2

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 568Total Fat: 37gSaturated Fat: 17gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 17gCholesterol: 129mgSodium: 2240mgCarbohydrates: 13gFiber: 4gSugar: 2gProtein: 45g

Nutritional content will vary depending on the exact ingredients you use and how careful you are with measuring - this nutritional information is given as a general guide only and may not be accurate - you should always calculate your own nutritional information especially if you have specific dietary requirements.

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