Favourite Salad Recipe What Olivia Did
I'm going to put this out there- I'm not a big salad lover. Perhaps it's down to not being adventurous enough, but to me a salad is always something I'd order alongside something else- sound greedy? The harder thing is, being the new year I see tonnes of healthy ladies embracing new green food trends, lapping up the veggies and juices- and I can't help but feel a little guilty...

However! When in Amsterdam I tried a pretty special salad (at a brunch place, of all places)- and I think I'm nearly a convert. Ok, it had meat and cheese in it (baby steps), but it was filling, pretty healthy and most importantly, delicious. I swiftly tried to remember the key bits in it, and have recreated it slightly differently here, as it's too tasty to forget! I'm certainly no whole foods expert (ironically, my favourite thing to buy in Whole Foods is, ahem, their brownie) but this salad is filled with tonnes of yummy things, and doesn't leave you feeling peckish afterwards- so no need to tuck into a big sandwich too ; )

Favourite Salad Recipe What Olivia Did For one slap up bowl you will need:
- Selection of your favourite leaves
- 3 Spring onions
- 5 Cherry tomatos
- 1 avocado
- Some ready cooked chicken
- 1/2 Courgette - 1/2 block of halloumi (or less if you're being good)
- A big handful of mixed grains (anything from quinoa to bulgar wheat works well, you can even use seeds for crunch)
- A drizzle of olive oil
- Pinch of pepper

1. Pop your greens into a big bowl. Slice your avocado, spring onions, pre-cooked chicken and tomatoes and lay on top of the leaves.

2. Slice your halloumi into small rectangles, and pop a little olive oil into your pan. Fry the halloumi for a couple of minutes each side until golden and browning, and remove from the heat.

3. Next, slice your courgette (you can either do rounds or lengths) and pop into your pre heated pan to fry. This will take a little longer than the cheese so be patient (but do keep checking them). If you want them softer, add a little more oil, but they're quite nice when they still have a bit of a crunch.

4. Once your courgettes are done, add them and the halloumi to your salad, and finish by sprinkling your grains over the top and a pinch of pepper if necessary! Enjoy!

Favourite Salad Recipe What Olivia Did

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Favourite Salad Recipe What Olivia Did
I'm going to put this out there- I'm not a big salad lover. Perhaps it's down to not being adventurous enough, but to me a salad is always something I'd order alongside something else- sound greedy? The harder thing is, being the new year I see tonnes of healthy ladies embracing new green food trends, lapping up the veggies and juices- and I can't help but feel a little guilty...

However! When in Amsterdam I tried a pretty special salad (at a brunch place, of all places)- and I think I'm nearly a convert. Ok, it had meat and cheese in it (baby steps), but it was filling, pretty healthy and most importantly, delicious. I swiftly tried to remember the key bits in it, and have recreated it slightly differently here, as it's too tasty to forget! I'm certainly no whole foods expert (ironically, my favourite thing to buy in Whole Foods is, ahem, their brownie) but this salad is filled with tonnes of yummy things, and doesn't leave you feeling peckish afterwards- so no need to tuck into a big sandwich too ; )

Favourite Salad Recipe What Olivia Did For one slap up bowl you will need:
- Selection of your favourite leaves
- 3 Spring onions
- 5 Cherry tomatos
- 1 avocado
- Some ready cooked chicken
- 1/2 Courgette - 1/2 block of halloumi (or less if you're being good)
- A big handful of mixed grains (anything from quinoa to bulgar wheat works well, you can even use seeds for crunch)
- A drizzle of olive oil
- Pinch of pepper

1. Pop your greens into a big bowl. Slice your avocado, spring onions, pre-cooked chicken and tomatoes and lay on top of the leaves.

2. Slice your halloumi into small rectangles, and pop a little olive oil into your pan. Fry the halloumi for a couple of minutes each side until golden and browning, and remove from the heat.

3. Next, slice your courgette (you can either do rounds or lengths) and pop into your pre heated pan to fry. This will take a little longer than the cheese so be patient (but do keep checking them). If you want them softer, add a little more oil, but they're quite nice when they still have a bit of a crunch.

4. Once your courgettes are done, add them and the halloumi to your salad, and finish by sprinkling your grains over the top and a pinch of pepper if necessary! Enjoy!

Favourite Salad Recipe What Olivia Did

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52 comments:

  1. This looks amazing! Now I'm starving and ready for lunch even though breakfast is barely over lol

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  2. acc really excited to try this x love your blog!

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  3. Loved this post Olivia, I'll definitely be trying this out in the near future! x

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  4. Im a huge salad lover and omg that looks really yummy!

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  5. looks delicious Olivia!
    I love halloumi, or squeaky cheese as my little brother calls it.
    On 'food unwrapped' last night (Channel 4) they showed how it is made in cyprus, really fascinating stuff!

    Rosie
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  6. Oh I love the looks of this salad!! I'm gonna try this out soon!

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  7. This sounds so amazing!

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  8. This looks dreamy - halloumi forever xx

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  9. Oh wow! Such a great recipe, sounds and looks so delicious!
    Thank you for sharing!

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  10. Olivia this looks delicious and so beautifully photographed. Halloumi is literally my life!!!! x

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  11. Yum yum yum yum! This looks so delicious and full of colour. Really healthy, thanks for sharing :)
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  12. Looks yummy! Thanks for sharing - always looking for new salad recipes :)

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  13. This looks delicious! I'm always looking for new salad recipes as I feel like mine are always a little too bland, but I'm keen to start eating healthier and be more adventurous when it comes to veggies. A little halloumi never hurt anyone though ;)

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  14. mmmm Haloumi is my fave #mymouthiswatering
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  15. This looks incredible! I'm not a big fan of salads either, but I love anything with halloumi in it so I will need to give this a try :)

    Natalie

    Adorethee.blogspot.com

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  16. Even I might be able to be converted to this Liv! I'm not much of a salad fan either!
    Sophie
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  17. I'm obsessed with Halloumi cheese so this is definitely the perfect salad for me haha! It looks so tasty, will give it a go for one of my lunches next week :)

    Gabby xo

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  18. Absolutely love hallomi!! Xx

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  19. This looks delicious! I'm just like you and can't eat a salad for lunch unless it has some meat and cheese in it otherwise it doesn't fill me up, I'll definetly be trying this recipe!
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  20. That salad looks delicious! I wasn't a big salad lover at first either, just took some time to find the right recipe :)

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  21. This looks so good, anything with halloumi cheese is a winner for me! x

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  22. This looks yummy, I should try it!

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  23. This recipe looks fantastic! I'll eat anything with halloumi so I definitely want to try this one out :)

    Tessa at Bramble & Thorn

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  24. This does look very delicious for a salad! :)

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  25. You had me a halloumi, girl! This looks gorgeous, will definitely be trying at the weekend!

    Karen x
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  26. I have never been a big salad fan either, I think it's the fact that they're always loaded with so many leaves! This looks amazing though, I might have to give it a go and see whether I can be converted or not!
    - Jem
    Jem's Blog

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  27. looks really great :)


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  28. This looks so good!! I'm generally a big salad eater but like you I always have meat and cheese haha. It just never seems like a meal that will fill me up if it's just vegetable.
    Lana x
    Lana-sultana.blogspot.com

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  29. oooh that looks tasty! I wonder if it will taste good cold or do you think the courgette will go soggy? not to worry about the meat being added, white meat is such a brilliant source of protein. and oh halloumi will forever hold a special place in my heart x

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  30. I love salads so much, and this sounds delicious! A mix of hot and cold always tastes good, must try the halloumi with courgette

    Lauren x
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  31. This looks amazing! But without the walnuts for me, please! :)
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  32. This blows my salad right out the window. Mine looks rubbish compared to this! It looks so delicious! X
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  33. Thanks for sharing, perfect for Detox January !

    Hayley x

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  34. I'm totally with you - the only time I ever eat salad is when it's in my burger... but this looks delicious and so filling too! Will definitely be trying this out x

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  35. Looks yummy!

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  36. This looks absolutely delicious! I haven't tried halloumi yet though, must do it soon :)

    Rosa
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  37. Think I'm going to have to have this for lunch tomorrow!

    Katy x x


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  38. This fresh and healthy salad sounds great. I would add and cheddar maybe. What do you think?
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  39. Anything with haloumi in is delicious in my book!! Yum

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  40. This seems so delicious
    Xoxo
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  41. Yumm, I'm on a haloumi kick at the moment and this sounds delicious! PS - My favorite things to buy from Whole Foods are their wood-fired pizza and white cheddar popcorn.....whoops ;)

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  42. This looks delicious!

    Maria xxx

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  43. I will try this salad tonight! Looks so delicious!

    Edith
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  44. I eat mixed salads every day, as a starter or as a main course. Whether you add meat or cheese, each mixed salad has its own character and yours suits me : )

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  45. This salad looks delicious! I loved grilled zucchini so I will definitely have to try this recipe! Thank you

    check out my blog chasingpostcards.blogspot.com, I made a Mediterranean orzo salad the other day.

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  46. This salad is a whole meal and that's what I enjoy! I'm a big salad eater and it's so practical to eat such healthy and balanced salads as whole meal on warm summer days!

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