It’s the season for friends and family, so why not gather around for a festive salad inspired by Christmas!

Haloumi, Cherry and Baby Spinach Salad with a Creamy Pesto Dressing

Dressing
250g    Greek Yogurt
30ml    Rocket Pesto
30ml    Cream
Squeeze fresh lemon

Salad
5ml      Olive oil
4          Haloumi sliced thick
100g    Baby spinach leaves
160g    Cherries (pitted)
60ml    Pistachio nuts – shelled
1          Lemon cut into wedges

Method
Blend all dressing ingredients together
Heat olive oil in frying pan over medium heat and fry the haloumi until golden but tender
Lay the haloumi on the spinach with dressing and top with cherries and pistachios – serve with extra dressing on the side and lemon wedge to squeeze over the cheese

Serves 4

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