Magnificent salad

This was one of the first recipes I wrote down but never posted it. Made this for dinner today and could not deprive all you foodies from this Magnificient Salad :) 

I created this recipe in summer so I am going to dedicate it to ROTW where is it warm and summery. A simple tasty salad, for the warm sunny days. Make sure you make a nice pitcher of ice tea to go down with it! :)
Enjoy & share the good food from Nev's Kitchen!

Ingredients: Serves 2 (variation with pineapple/ walnuts/ mixed nuts)

  • 1 packet Rocket leaves + Spinach leaves
  • 1 large Tomato diced
  • 2 Cucumbers diced
  • 3 Carrots diced
  • 1 Onion sliced (preferably red onion)
  • 1-2 Beet roots (if available)- grated
  • Croutons
  • Haloumi- 25gm (Paneer also goes well with this salad)
  • 4tsps. Olive oil
  • 3-4 Garlic cloves -minced/grated
  • 1/4tsp. Wasabi paste
  • 1/2 tsp. Paprika
  • 1/4tsp. Cumin powder
  • 1/2tsp. Brown sugar or 1tsp. regular sugar
  • 2 tsp Basil or Pesto paste
  • Salt &Pepper to taste
  • Rice wine vinegar- 2 tsp
  • 1/2tsp.Lemon juice 
Wash and cut all the veggies. Leave them to chill in the fridge while you make the dressing. Donot add the   croutons and cheese just yet. 

For the dressing:
Mix olive oil, rice wine vinegar, wasabi paste, basil paste, salt, pepper, paprika and grated garlic.Mix well with a fork

To make the croutons:
Take 2-3 slices of bread and cut them into cubes. Roast them in a pan with little oil till they become crisp. 

In a small pan add the haloumi cheese slices and fry them till golden brown on low-med heat. Do not use oil. In a large bowl mix the salad leaves and vegetables and pour over the dressing. Mix well.  Add the haloumi slices and croutons. Serve in a large bowl with a nice cool drink. 
I just love the flavour of haloumi and rocket together. I think rocket is my most favourite salad leaf. This is a very virtuous salad, as I always feel very good after having it. On that note I am going to bed!!