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This is why you need to make friends with salad.

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I’ve been a little uninspired by food lately. Eating is just so… constant, isn’t it? Well the cooking and the thinking of what we’re going to eat. If it was up to me I’d probably eat toast or cereal at every meal. I love beautiful food, but it’s the thought behind it all and the planning, can be uninspiring at times.

So I’ve tried to pull myself into action, to motivate myself to enjoy it a bit again. I’m doing it by using my little herb garden more, creating things with fresh foods and lots of flavour. I’ve made this salad a few times now and it never disappoints. It’s actually substantial enough to be a meal on it’s own, or if you’ve got a bloke in the house – just add steak.



2 x 400g can of chickpeas, drained
1 tbs lemon juice {or the juice of half a lemon – whatever works!}
1 tbs of fresh parsley, chopped
1 tbs of fresh coriander, chopped {I know some people hate this herb, but give it a whirl – or leave it out}
2 tbs of good olive oil
1 garlic clove, crushed
1 red onion, finely diced
1 block of haloumi, sliced {mine was 180g}
100g rocket
24 semi sun-dried tomatoes, chopped roughly


♥ Combine everything into a fancy bowl – except the haloumi and rocket.
♥ Cook the haloumi. If you’re using the BBQ then just put it on the hot plate until it’s brown and turn it over to do the other side. If you’re cooking inside, just put a little oil into a hot pan and then brown on each side. It takes about 2 minutes each side. You want it to be really lovely and golden. Once cooked, season with salt.
♥ Toss rocket through salad and then top with haloumi.

You’ve officially just met one of the nicest salads in town. Play nice. Make friends.

Do you ever get in a food funk {where you just don’t feel like cooking at all}? How do you get out of it? And are you friends with salad?