Saturday, 7 June 2014

Greek-Style Tortilla/Taco Salad with Halloumi

Greek-style taco salad with halloumi

After making my first ever tortilla bowls a couple of weeks ago, I decided to experiment further and tried making microwaved bowls (see tutorial below)The wraps puffed up slightly, so maybe corn tortillas are a better option, but they went nice and crispy and worked very well as an alternative to toasted pittas with this Greek-inspired salad.

You will need:
  • 4 tortilla wraps, microwaved as below and allowed to cool
  • 1 pack of halloumi, sliced into 8 and grilled or barbecued
  • Your choice of fresh salad ingredients (I used lettuce, tomato, onion, bell pepper and cucumber)
Dressing: (mix all ingredients together)
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 crushed clove of garlic
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh parsley
  • A little black pepper
To make the tortilla/taco bowls:
Microwave one tortilla wrap at a time for 15-30 seconds on high, to soften.
Brush or wipe one side of each wrap with a little oil.
Place oiled-side-down into a heat-proof dish, pleating the wrap gently so that it fits inside the bowl.
Remove from the bowl and dry out the wrap in a medium oven for around 5 minutes, before cooling on a wire rack. 
microwaved tortilla bowls
Fill each tortilla bowl with salad ingredients. Top with the warm halloumi and drizzle the dressing over.
Serve immediately with your favourite dips.

Vegan option: swap the halloumi for vegan falafels.
Alternatives: Vary the salad ingredients and toppings, to make Mexican or Indian-inspired salads.

 Family Foodies
 NCRI'm entering this recipe to this month's No Croutons Required Challenge, co-hosted by Jacqui at Tinned Tomatoes and Lisa at Lisa's Kitchen

I'm also adding it to 
June's Family Foodies co-hosted by Eat Your Veg and Bangers & Mash

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  1. Loving this salad and the tortilla bowl tips, I'll have to try that. Of course I'm now totally craving halloumi! Thanks for submitting it, the No Croutons Required roundup is now up.

    1. Thanks...I'm very pleased with my tortilla bowls!!

  2. Thanks Lisa, a lovely idea to serve a salad in a tortilla bowl. My kids would LOVE the fun in this, might even get them eating salad! A fab entry to June's Family Foodies and my apologies in only getting around to commenting now, I'm very very behind! Louisa, http:///

    1. Not a problem at all Louisa. Glad you like the recipe x


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