Grilled halloumi cheese and crisp, Parmesan croutons make this vibrant salad feel hearty and substantial. Served with a delicious warm tomato and chilli dressing, this salad is packed full of flavour too. To make the salad even more vibrant, look out for mixed colour baby tomatoes.
- Preheat the oven to gas 6, 200°C, fan 180°C. Roughly tear the sourdough bread into bitesize pieces and spread out on a large baking tray. Drizzle with 2 tbsp of the oil and sprinkle over the grated Parmesan. Toss together until evenly coated, then bake for 7-8 mins or until crisp and golden.
- Meanwhile, add all the dressing ingredients apart from the cherry tomatoes and basil to a pan and place on a medium heat. Cook for 1 min, stirring, then add the cherry tomatoes. Allow to soften in the dressing for 2-3 mins, then remove from the heat and stir through the basil.
- Heat a large griddle pan over a high heat. Drizzle the halloumi slices with the remaining 1 tbsp oil and add to the pan in a single layer. Cook for 2 mins each side or until golden and charred.
- Toss together the watercress salad, sugarsnap peas and avocado in a large serving dish. Top with the sourdough croutons and halloumi. Pour over the warm tomato and chilli dressing to serve.
Tip: The croutons can be made ahead, cooled completely and then stored in an airtight container for up to 24 hrs.
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