This salad is fabulously summery. Lovely 'squeaky' halloumi, sweet potato and plenty of veg, all with a zingy lemony dressing. Here's a cheffy tip to help in the preparation: to get more juice from your lemon, roll it firmly on a work surface with the palm of your hand. This breaks down the juice sacs so more comes out when you cut it half and squeeze.
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Small Sweet Potato
Harissa Spice Mix
Preheat your oven to 200°C. Chop the sweet potato into 1cm cubes (no need to peel!). Spread it out on a baking tray and drizzle with olive oil. Season with a pinch of salt and toss to coat. Pop on the top shelf of your oven. Roast for 20-25 mins.
Meanwhile, roughly chop the spinach and coriander (stalks and all). Peel the carrot, remove the top and bottom and chop into tiny ½cm cubes.
Halve, then remove the core from the yellow pepper. Chop one half into ½cm cubes and the other half into 1cm cubes. Toss the 1cm pepper cubes in a splash of olive oil and add them to the sweet potato for the last10 mins of roasting time.
Cut the halloumi into 1cm thick slices. Coat it in the harissa spice mix. Heat a large frying pan with a splash of oil. Fry the halloumi, until golden brown, 2-3 mins on each side.
Place the spinach, coriander, carrot and remaining pepper cubes in a mixing bowl. Chop the fried halloumi into roughly 2cm pieces and add it to the bowl along with the roasted sweet potato and pepper.
Put the olive oil (amount stated in the ingredient list) in a small bowl. Zest the lemon and add this to the bowl along with the lemon juice. Season with a pinch of salt and a good grind of black pepper. Drizzle the dressing over the salad. Toss everything together really well and serve. Enjoy!