Saturday, July 3, 2010

Pasta Salad with Halloumi

When summer rolls around I still want to bake but on warm days loathe using the oven.  Most recipes focus more on the stove and less on the oven.  Enter pasta salad.  Here's a recent one we made that turned out pretty good.  My favorite is to get all the ingredients in one forkful.  


300 grams penne pasta
1 cup cherry tomatoes, diced
1 bunch green onions, diced
225 grams Halloumi
1 cup green olives, pitted and cut and half

1/2 cup Ranch salad dressing
1/2 cup Salsa Verde

Cook the pasta according to the package.  Heat a skillet and cut the Halloumi into 1/4 inch slices.  Fry the Halloumi until it is browned on both sides.  Remove from the skillet, allow to cool and cut into small pieces.

Mix the dressing.  Drain the pasta.  In a large bowl, combine the salad ingredients and toss.  Then stir in the dressing.  The salad can be served immediately or placed in the fridge before serving.

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