Vegetarian pumpkin salad with halloumi, avocado and fresh lettuce leaves

4 persons | 55 minutes

This insanely delicious Pumpkin Salad with Avocado, Halloumi, and fresh lettuce leaves is a quick vegetarian dish that’s great for dinner or as an appetizer. The combination of tender avocado, baked pumpkin and grilled Cypriot halloumi cheese is unbeatable in this salad.

Rating: Ø 5 ( 7 votes )
Vegetarian pumpkin salad with halloumi
Vegetarian pumpkin salad with halloumi

4 persons | 55 minutes

This insanely delicious Pumpkin Salad with Avocado, Halloumi, and fresh lettuce leaves is a quick vegetarian dish that’s great for dinner or as an appetizer. The combination of tender avocado, baked pumpkin and grilled Cypriot halloumi cheese is unbeatable in this salad.

Rating: Ø 5 ( 7 votes )

Ingredients

  • ¹⁄₄ Pumpkin, medium
  • 2¹⁄₂ tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 90-100 g halloumi
  • salad leaves, to taste
  • salt, to taste
  • black pepper, to taste
  • ¹⁄₂ avocado

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 180°C.
  2. Peel and deseed the pumpkin.
  3. Cut the flesh into medium cubes.
  4. Place on a baking sheet, drizzle with 1 tablespoon of olive oil and mix.
  5. Place in a single layer on the sheet .
  6. Bake the pumpkin for about 30-40 minutes until it is soft.
  7. Turn to the other side after about 15 minutes.
  8. For the dressing, mix 1 tablespoon of oil and 1 tablespoon of balsamic vinegar in a small bowl with a whisk .
  9. Cut the halloumi into thick slices.
  10. Heat the remaining oil in a pan.
  11. Fry the cheese on both sides over a medium heat for 2.5-3 minutes until crispy.
  12. Rinse the lettuce leaves, shake dry and place in a salad bowl add.
  13. Season with salt and pepper and mix.
  14. Cut the avocado into bite-sized pieces.
  15. Place on the lettuce leaves.
  16. Add the still warm pumpkin and halloumi pieces.
  17. Drizzle the pumpkin salad with the dressing and serve immediately.

Utensils

  • kitchen scale
  • tablespoon
  • cutting board
  • knife
  • bowl
  • whisk
  • frying pan
  • spatula
  • salad bowl