Our Pan-Fried Halloumi on Harissa Lentils is a delicious veggie option that makes it easy to eat more veg in your diet and try something new!
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Baby Plum Tomatoes
Ciabatta(ContainsCereals containing gluten)
Vegetable Stock Paste(ContainsCelery)
Water for the Lentils
Preheat your oven to 200°C. Halve, peel and thinly slice the red onion. Peel and grate the garlic (or use a garlic press). Cut the halloumi into slices (3 per person). Place the halloumi slices in a small bowl of cold water and leave to soak. Drain and rinse the lentils in a sieve.
Halve the tomatoes. Halve the ciabatta and chop into 2cm chunks. Pop them both onto a baking tray. Drizzle with oil, season with salt and pepper then toss to coat. Bake on the top shelf of your oven until the croutons are golden and the tomatoes are softened, 8-10 mins. Set aside to cool.
Meanwhile, heat a drizzle of oil in a large frying pan on medium-high heat. Once hot, add the red onion and season with salt, pepper and a pinch of sugar (if you have any). Fry until soft and sweet, 8-10 mins. Then, stir in the garlic and cook for 1 more min.
Stir the water for the lentils (see ingredients for amount) and vegetable stock paste into the pan. Bring to the boil, then reduce the heat and simmer until reduced by about half, 2-3 mins. Add the lentils and harissa paste (add less if you don't like heat), then bring back to the boil and cook for 2-3 mins. Next, add in the spinach a handful at a time and cook until wilted and piping hot, 1-2 mins. Cover with a lid and remove from the heat.
Meanwhile, remove the halloumi slices from the cold water, pop them on a plate lined with kitchen paper and pat them dry. Heat a drizzle of oil in another frying pan on medium-high heat. Once hot, add the halloumi and fry until golden, 2-3 mins each side.
Stir the tomatoes into the lentils. Taste and season with salt and pepper if needed. Serve the lentils in bowls with the croutons and halloumi on top. Enjoy!