This is a super-delicious, speedy recipe that’s perfect for those nights when you’re home late and want something tasty and quick to chow down on.
This ‘accidental’ recipe came about when a friend of mine came over during a hectic house-move. I hadn’t yet figured out how to wake my oven up (turns out you just have to set the time and date…), so our plan of oven pizzas was scuppered. I turned to the fridge, pulled out some fail-safe vegetables, halloumi, and pitta and this recipe was born. I’ve come back to it several times since.
What you’ll need:
– 2 courgettes (or zucchini)
– 250g mushrooms (any kind will do)
– 2 red bell peppers
– 225g halloumi cheese
– Piri salt (use paprika if you prefer)
– mixed herbs
– pitta (I opted for gluten-free pitta and it worked great – more on this in another post)
– 200g hummus
– olive oil
– sweet chilli sauce
What to do:
1. Prepare the vegetables by chopping roughly. Place in a oven dish, throw on a couple of spoons of olive oil and mixed herbs, then cook under a medium grill for 10-15 minutes.
Note: If you want a 10-minute version of this and are pushed for time, heat a large frying pan on a medium heat. Add a dash of olive oil and throw the vegetables in. I usually put the courgettes in first, followed by mushrooms a minute later, and then the peppers a few minutes after (no room for soggy peppers in this house). They only take 6-7 minutes in the pan!
2. While the vegetables are cooking, heat a griddle pan with a small spoon of olive oil. Keep the pan on a medium heat. Cut the halloumi into 1cm slices and rub them in the oil on the pan as you place them down. Turn occasionally until they’re golden (about 5 minutes).
3. When the vegetables are grilled (after about 10-15 minutes), stir the halloumi pieces in and season with piri salt and herbs.
4. Heat some pitta bread in a toaster or under the grill, spread a generous amount of hummus over the top before adding the veg and halloumi. Season with a little more piri seasoning and some sweet chilli sauce.
I hope you enjoy this one!
P.S – If you want some more ideas on how to cook this delicious cheese, check out this awesome recipe.