Thursday, 17 March 2011

Sweet Roasted Roots with Grilled Halloumi

Since a couple of you commented that this recipe sounded pretty good, I thought I'd actually post the (very simple) recipe for your delectation.

This was taken from the Weightwatchers magazine this month, and is a great weeknight supper that reheats well (hello tasty lunch today!).

The original recipe serves 4, but being the greedy sod I am, I split mine into 3.

Sweet Roasted Roots with Grilled Halloumi:

3 fresh beetroot, peeled and roughly diced
600g butternut squash, peeled, deseeded and roughly chopped
300g carrots, roughly chopped
3 tsp oil (the recipe says olive oil, but personally, I use rapeseed oil)
1tbsp balsamic vinegar
250g halloumi, sliced (the recipe suggests light halloumi, but I couldn't find it so just used regular - there's not much difference in terms of fat content)

1) Preheat the oven to gas mark 6 / 200 C / fan 180 C.  PLcae the beetrooot, squash and carrots in a large roasting tin and add the oil.  Season well, combine and roast for 45-60 mins, or until lightly charred and softened.
2)  Drizzle the vegetables with the balasamic vinegar and stir.  Top with the sliced halloumi and pop under a hot grill for 3-4 mins to brown the cheese.

Yep - just 2 steps - best thing ever!!!

With my portion sizes and whole-fat halloumi, I worked out the points to be 8 points - pretty reasonable.  I served with broccoli and a side of raw spinach.  The recipe actually has suggestions for a salad as follows, but I didn't do this last night:

1 tbsp lemon juice
1 tsp wholegrain mustard
2 tsp olive oil
1 bunch watercress
1 bunch spring onions, chopped finely

3)  While the vegetables and halloumi are under the grill, combine the lemon juice, mustard and olive oil.  Season and whisk in 1tbsp water.  Toss togerther with the watercress and onions, and serve alongside the finished dish.

The great thing about this dish is that the veg can be varied to suit whatever's in the fridge - in fact, I swapped in carrots instead of sweet potato - allowing me to up the cheese portion and keeping the points down - but any sweet root veg will work I should think!

Enjoy!! :o)

Today I like:  my resilience - you can try and keep me down but I have tendency to bounce back - I'm a natural fighter!

1 comment:

Peridot said...

Celeriac would be good in there too - I love celeriac.

Have a great weekend.