Mango and Halloumi Salad with Lambs Lettuce
Added by Careyd | Thu 25 Jun 2009 @ 23:59
An ultra quick, easily prepared lunch or starter that will have your family, or guests impressed.
2 Mangoes, peeled and sliced
1 bag Lambs Lettuce (or similar)
Handful roasted pine nuts
White wine vinegar
Sprig of chopped mint
1. Slice the halloumi and place in an oven proof dish. Place the dish under a hot grill until the cheese begins to bubble and slightly browns. Turn over and lightly grill the other side.
2. Meanwhile prepare the mango on the plates dressed with liberal helpings of salad. Mix a light dressing with 3 tbsp olive oil, 2 tbsp white wine vinegar, salt and pepper.
3. Take the halloumi from under the grill and lay on the plates alternating with the fresh mango. Sprinkle with the pine nuts, chopped mint and drizzle the dressing over the top. Serve immediately with crusty bread
Health benefits: Mint
Mint is probably best known for settling the stomach and is often used widely to aid digestion and to relieve indigestion. Mint contains a number of vitamins and minerals, which are vital to maintain good healthy health; Mint is rich in Vitamins A and C and also contains smaller amounts of Vitamin B2.
High in anti oxidants, it may help to decrease the risk of certain diseases such as colon and rectal, lung and skin cancer. Mint also contains a range of essential minerals such as copper, iron, potassium, calcium and manganese.
Mint also has anti bacterial and anti fungus properties, may help to relieve colds, headaches and congestion, is an excellent cleanser for the blood and of course, is an antidote for bad breath! Amazing.