Grilled halloumi, asparagus and lamb chops

Tonight’s dinner was a very quick and easy effort using tasty ingredients.  I served the grilled halloumi, asparagus and lamb chops with a tomato-olive dressing. 

Ingredients

  • A bunch of asparagus, trimmed, coated in 1tsp olive oil
  • Lamb chops – marinated in salt, pepper, a pinch of dried rosemary and 1 tbsp olive oil
  • A pack  of halloumi cheese, sliced into 4 pieces, marinated in 1 tbsp olive oil
  • A bunch of rocket leaves

  

Method

  1. Heat a griddle pan on a medium stove
  2. First, grill the lamb chops for 3 minutes on each side. Finish off in the oven at 180 degrees for another 3 to 4 minutes
  3. Wash the griddle pan (if you don’t like the flavour of meat combining with the cheese). Heat it up again on the stove
  4. Grill the cheese for 2 minutes on each side. Remove to a plate and keep warm in the oven
  5. Finally, grill the asparagus for 4 to 5 minutes (depending on size) and season with a pinch of salt and pepper

Dressing

Mix a handful of chopped plum tomatoes with another handful of black pitted olives and a clove of garlic. Add 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil, a pinch of salt and pepper and juice of 1/4 lemon.

I served the halloumi and rocket on top of the asparagus, lamb chops on the side with a drizzle of the tomato-olive dressing. All that was missing was crusty bread!

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One thought on “Grilled halloumi, asparagus and lamb chops

  1. I discovered halloumi a few years ago as I moved to Cyprus, never heard of it before. But straight away I fell in love with that delicious cheese that is so versatile and gives its special note to so many dishes. Very often we try new halloumi recipes and there is not one week since then, that we won’t have at least one meal with halloumi, not to speak about BBQs, where having halloumi is a must.
    Thank you for sharing this recipe and giving me a new idea.

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