If you’re into green eating, you’ll love this one. As you’ll be able to see from my picture, the majority of this salad is green, green, green, but don’t be put off by that – you could add any vegetable you want to this and it would look and taste delicious!
This recipe is low fat, super healthy and contains a vegetable I’ve been wanting to use for a while now – edameme.
For this recipe I bought a pack of lightly salted beans, which I had to de-shell myself (it doesn’t take long, and it’s quite therapeutic!), but I’m pretty sure you can buy them pre-shelled.
Ingredients (serves 2):
140g soba noodles
1 pack of edamame beans – you can use a handful up to the whole pack, totally depends on how much you love them!
4 spring onions, finely diced
broccoli – again, however much you want. I used 5 stalks and it was enough.
half a cucumber, peeled, deseeded and thinly sliced.
1 avocado, sliced
2 medium tomatoes, sliced
1 pack of halloumi – if you can stop at half a packet, do, but I actually can’t resist so for 2 people I’d use the whole thing!
Boil the noodles for 7 minutes with the broccoli. Once done rinse well under cold water to stop the cooking. You want the noodles cool and the broccoli still firm.
Mix all the ingredients together in a bowl and stir in some soy sauce to you liking – not too much, as this should be a salad, not a soup!
Grill your halloumi for around 3 minutes on each side. Depending on how you like it is key. I both don’t mind it just-warmed, and can’t wait for it to grill properly so I only end up doing it for a few minutes!
Share the salad out onto plates, slice the halloumi and divide – you can do cubes or long strips, it doesn’t matter so much 😉
It doesn’t take too long, it’s so quick to put together on plates and it’s so healthy you’ll feel like you cheated the world somehow – my only warning is once you taste the halloumi and edamame beans you’ll never go back – one of the best combo’s ever!
Let me know what you think – if you have any halloumi or edamame recipes let me know, I’m always looking for good recipes to try with them!