It’s been a while since I’ve posted what I’ve been eating, I got hellishly busy at one point and as always the ol’ blog takes a back seat.
I spotted a recipe on Twitter recently by Sasha Wilkins of Liberty London Girl, she shared an image of a chickpea, avocado and halloumi salad from her new recipe book called Friends, Food, Family. Obviously I didn’t have the book to hand but thought it would be quite fun to recreate the salad from what she shared.
So main ingredients are of course chickpeas, avocado and halloumi. I’ve baked my chickpeas before on advice from Girl Next Door Fashion so thought I’d do the same here with a sprinkle of paprika, I also added halloumi chunks on too half way through. They really don’t need that long roughly ten minutes if that.
I thought that just those ingredients along with the avocado wouldn’t be enough for my lunch so I decided to bulk it up with quinoa. A super easy grain to cook with, but for some reason I always end up with it super sloppy and watery..
Anyway in the morning when packing my lunch I put all the prepared elements together and added some seed mix that had pumpkins, pine nuts, sesame seeds and other numerous unidentifiable bits.
I think I added way too many seeds as it ended up being quite crunchy. But I certainly enjoyed the splash of lime juice as an extra twist.
Overally I think my version was a success, I’m not a fan of pomegranate seeds which I think is a tad odd in a savoury dish but the different elements that made up the salad are something I always have in my cupboard so no extra effort went into making it.