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Scrumptious Seasonal Rapini Salad!

I had a bunch of fresh rapinis in the house & wanted to use it in a scrumptious seasonal salad. I also had a packet of haloumi that I needed to use up! Doesn’t it look just beautiful & inviting?



Recipe: For 3 persons


For the salad:

1 packet of haloumi, taken out of the package, water drained, dept dry on double kitchen paper on all sides

1 bunch of fresh rapine, cleaned, washed, spun dry, chopped into 2

1 ripe sharp crisp apple, peeled, cited & cut up into wedges

1/4 cup (40 gr) unskinned hazelnuts

For the apple cider dressing:

6 tablespoons of a fruity extra virgin olive oil

3 tablespoons of an unpasteurized organic apple cider vinegar

5 grins of finely milled black pepper

5 grins of finely milled pink salt


  1. Place a handful of chopped rapine onto 2 clean white plates. Arrange them just the way you like. Place 4 apple wedges all around the outside of the rapine on each plate.
  2. Take a fitted non-stick pan & heat up on low heat. Place your unskinned hazelnuts in here & toast them for a few minutes. See that the hazelnuts don’t burn!
  3. Now, make the simple dressing. Take a jam pot & add all ingredients. Screw fitted lid on & shake the jam pot up & down & up & down again until all is evenly mixed. Taste. You must taste the lovely apple cider & it must have a punch! Yum!
  4. With a sharp knife, cut your haloumi into long wedges, like this picture. Brush them with a fruity evoo on one side & heat a grill pan onto high heat. When hot, place your cut up haloumi, smeared with olive oil on this side, on the long side, onto your hot grill & press them down a bit with help of a fork. Do the same with the other haloumi slices. Grill them on this side for about 3-4 minutes & oil the other side now. Then, carefully turn them over on the other side & grill them for a few minutes. Finally, plate up like photo above & drizzle a few drizzles odthat fine dressing all over you salad but not over your grilled haloumi slices. Enjoy, sweeties! xxx ♥ Stay Tuned! If you liked this post & want more of them, join 1,750 email followers! Subscribe by email! It is free!

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