Grilled Halloumi and Vegetable Salad

  • Prep Time
    25 minutes
  • Cook Time
    28 mins
  • Difficulty
    Easy
  • Servings
    4-6
  • Ideal
    for
    • charcoal
    • gas
    • Q
    • pulse

Ingredients

  • 1 red capsicum, whole
  • 1 red onion, skin removed, cut into 1cm rounds
  • 1 corn cob, husk and silk removed
  • 250g Halloumi, cut into 1.5cm thick slices
  • 1 ciabatta loaf, cut into 1.5cm thick slices
  • Olive oil
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 60g baby spinach leaves, washed, dried
  • 60g rocket, washed, dried

Dressing

  • 2 canned anchovies
  • 1 small garlic clove, crushed
  • ¼ cup mayonnaise
  • ¼ cup sour cream
  • ¼ cup fresh parsley, leaves only, roughly chopped
  • ¼ cup fresh basil, leaves only, roughly chopped
  • ¼ cup chives, roughly chopped
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Salt and black pepper to taste

Method

Step 1
In a blender or food processor pulse the anchovies, garlic, mayonnaise, sour cream, parsley, basil, chives, juice, salt and pepper to taste. Blend until smooth. Store in the fridge until needed.

Step 2
To prepare the Pulse for direct cooking over medium-high heat (240°C-260°C), preheat the barbecue by turning the control knob(s) to high. Preheat until the barbecue reaches at least 260°C, which will take approximately 15 to 20 minutes with the lid closed.

Step 3
Once the barbecue is preheated, open the lid and brush the cooking grills clean.  Adjust the control knob(s) to one notch greater than medium for direct cooking over medium-high heat.

Step 4
Lightly brush the capsicum, onion, corn, halloumi and bread with the olive oil. Season the capsicum, onion and corn evenly with salt and pepper.Barbecue the onion for 8 minutes, flipping halfway through. Barbecue the corn and capsicum for 16 minutes, flipping every 4 minutes so all sides are lightly charred. Once the vegetables are cooked, remove from the barbecue. Place the capsicum in a bowl and cover with cling film. Barbecue the halloumi and bread for a couple of minutes aside, and remove once they have grill marks.

Step 5
Once the capsicum is cool enough to handle, remove the charred skin, the core and all the seeds. Slice the capsicum into strips. Cut the onion into quarters.  Cut down the corncob, close to the core, to remove the kernels. Cut the halloumi and bread in half on the diagonal to create triangles.

Step 6
Place the spinach and rocket in a large salad bowl. Add the capsicum, onion, corn kernels, halloumi and bread. Add the dressing and toss to coat. Serve immediately.