I have neglected my blog, and feel awful for not posting.  It's been  a busy summer with lots of picnics and trips to some amazing beaches.  We are a real beachy family, the kids are water babies, and love spending time together, just chilling!  This summer,  in NewZealand has been fabulous, but sometimes when it's very hot, you just don't feel like cooking.  Salads are a great way to enjoy fresh ingredients and are quick and easy to prepare.

This gorgeous salad, adapted from Annabel Langein, is a lovely fresh sensation of textures and tastes.  It requires paw paw, which I love, brings back memories of my childhood in Malawi, where it was abundant.  But if you don't have it or you don't like it you can replace it with mangoes.

250 g Halloumi Cheese
1 Paw paw
2 Avocados
Fresh fancy lettuce
oil ( to fry the halloumi)

For the dressing
Squeeze of lime juice
Olive oil
salt & pepper
1/4 tsp sugar

1. Cut the halloumi into 1-2 cm squares, heat the oil in a frying pan and quickly cook until golden, drain.
2. Peel the paw paw and take the black seeds out, again cut into 2 cm chunks, peel and cut the avocado, i diced it but you can slice it if you want.
3. Toss in a large bowl with the lettuce leaves. 

You can dress it with the above ingredients, or you can use my chilli  and coriander dressing  (which is on the blog)  it  has a slight kickto it and gives it a lovely flavour.  

Really simple using fresh ingredients, perfect with bbq meat, or as part of a picnic.




Till next time