Tuesday, July 14, 2009


serves 4-6

250 grams bacon, cut into short strips
180 grams halloumi cheese, sliced
100 grams baby spinach
1 small red onion, halved and thinly sliced
1/2 cup sun-dried tomato, drained (reserve the oil)
1/2 cup kalamata olive, pitted and sliced
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 garlic clove, crushed
2 tablespoons lemon juice
2 tablespoons capers, chopped
1 long red chili, finely chopped

Heat a large frying pan over moderate heat. Cook and stir bacon for 3-4 minutes, or until brown. Transfer to paper towel to drain. Reheat pan; add haloumi. Cook for 1 minute each side or until golden brown. Remove from heat. Place spinach, onion, bacon, tomato, olives and haloumi in a large bowl. Whisk reserved oil, olive oil, garlic, juice, capers and chilli in a small jug. Drizzle dressing over bowl of salad; toss to combine. Serve at once with grilled pide or sausages.

bacon recipe courtesy of: Sara, Recipezaar.com, April 18, 2009

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