Here’s a hearty vegetarian meal that brings inspiration from across the globe to your plate. Slices of flavourful haloumi meet roasted vegetables tossed with dukkah, and there’s a herby, zingy chimichurri sauce and golden pine nuts to finish it off. Get ready to eat the world!
dukkah(ContainsSesameMay be presentGluten)
pine nuts(ContainsTree Nuts)
mixed salad leaves
vinegar (white wine or red wine)
Preheat the oven to 220°C/200°C fan-forced. Cut the sweet potato (unpeeled) into 2cm chunks. Cut the beetroot (unpeeled) into 1cm chunks. Cut the red onion into 2cm wedges. TIP: Chop the veggies to the correct size so they cook in the allocated time. Cut the haloumi into 1cm slices. Place the haloumi slices into a small bowl of cold water and leave to soak. TIP: Soaking the haloumi helps mellow out the salt!
Place the sweet potato, beetroot, red onion, dukkah and a drizzle of olive oil on an oven tray lined with baking paper. Toss to coat and roast for 25-30 minutes, or until tender. TIP: Beetroot is still quite firm, even when cooked through. When it's done it should pierce easily with a fork.
While the veggies are roasting, very finely chop the coriander and parsley. Finely chop the garlic (or use a garlic press). In a medium bowl, combine the coriander, parsley, garlic, sugar, the salt, olive oil (1 tbs for 2 people / 2 tbs for 4 people) and 2/3 of the vinegar. TIP: Add the garlic a little at a time to suit your taste. Season with a pinch of pepper and mix well.
Heat a medium frying pan over a medium-high heat. Add the pine nuts and toast, tossing, for 3-4 minutes, or until golden. Transfer to a small bowl and set aside.
When the veggies have 5 minutes cook time remaining, return the medium frying pan to a medium-high heat with a drizzle of olive oil. Pat the haloumi dry with paper towel. When the oil is hot, cook the haloumi for 2 minutes on each side, or until golden brown. In a medium bowl, combine the olive oil (2 tsp for 2 people / 1 tbs for 4 people) with the remaining vinegar. Season with salt and pepper and mix well. Add the mixed salad leaves and toss to combine. TIP: Toss the salad just before serving to keep the leaves crisp.
Divide the salad between plates and top with dukkah roast veggies and the haloumi. Spoon over the coriander chimichurri and sprinkle with the pine nuts.