The salty flavour of the halloumi is the perfect accompaniment to the greens in this vegetable dish. Asparagus, courgettes and pea shoots drizzled in a lemon, soy sauce and honey dressing makes a lovely light lunch Griddled halloumi, courgette and asparagus
Serves: 4
Prep time: 5 mins
Cooking time: 10 mins
Total time: 15 mins
Skill level: Easy peasy
Costs:Cheap as chips




    • 200g (7oz) asparagus spears


    • 6 baby courgettes, halved lengthways


    • 2 tbsps olive oil


    • 225g pack of halloumi cheese, sliced into 12


    • 4 handfuls of pea shoots or baby salad leaves


For the dressing:

    • 2 tbsps olive oil


    • Juice of half a lemon


    • Half a tsp each soy sauce and honey


    • 2 teaspoons caraway seeds, toasted





    • Coat the asparagus and courgette lightly in oil and cook in batches in a griddle pan until tender. Set aside on a warm plate. Coat the cheese slices in the remaining oil and griddle them.


    • Meanwhile, whisk all the dressing ingredients in a jug.


    • Arrange the cheese and the veg on warm plates. Drizzle with dressing and put a few pea shoots or salad leaves on top.


Nutritional information per portion



Fat 26.0g


Saturates 11.0g


Calories 306(kcal)


Recipe by Michelle Knott