Lebanese Warm Rice Salad (v)

Lebanese Warm Rice Salad (v)

Lebanese cuisine is characterised by its copious use of garlic, olive oil and fresh herbs. This salad is filled with diced halloumi, olives and chickpeas for a satisfying and healthy meal.

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Recipe

To Serve

  • Basmati rice
    100 grams
  • olive oil
    1.5 tbsp
  • Red chili, deseded and sliced
    1
  • Ground cumin
    1 tsp
  • Halloumi, cubed
    125 grams
  • Sun blushed tomatoes, chopped
    50 grams
  • Black olives, halved
    30 grams
  • Chickpeas, drained
    110 grams
  • Greek yoghurt
    2 tbsp
  • Large handful of rocket
    1
  • Few leaves of coriander, torn
    1
  • Few mint leaves, torn
    1
  • Juice and zest of half a lemon
    1
  • Frying pan
  • Large saucepan

Method

1

Cook the Basmati rice according to the instructions on the packet.

2

At the same time, heat some oil in a pan and gently fry the chilli, cumin and halloumi for about 2 minutes.

3

Add the sun blushed tomatoes, olives and chickpeas and heat for a further 3 minutes.

4

Stir in the cooked Basmati rice, rocket, coriander, mint and lemon.

5

Serve hot with Greek yoghurt drizzled over the top and warm flat bread on the side.

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