Theres been a lot of requests lately for some new recipes, particularly vegetarian. A vegetarian diet can provide a multitude of health benefits if it’s planned correctly to include a variety of proteins rich foods, complex carbohydrates and plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables. There will be more vegetarian recipes added to the ‘recipe’ page which can be found at the top of the website, along with a post each week incorporating ‘protein combining’ to ensure your vegetarian meals are balanced, healthy and hearty.
This week, nutrition nourishment have chosen Tuscan Halloumi Panzanella as the recipe of the week. ‘Panzanella’ is an Italian staple which is quite simply a salad of bread and vegetables. Nutrition nourishment has altered the recipe to include plenty of protein rich sources of vegetarian foods, as well as an addition alternative cooking method to spice up the recipe at home! Read below to see how easy it is to make your own homemade Italian salad!! See Below for Recipe!!!
Tuscan Halloumi Panzanella – serves 4-6
1 x Loaf Whole-grain Organic Sourdough, cut into thick cubes
2 x Fresh Red Capsciums, cut into thick chunks
6 x Vine-ripened Tomatoes, Largely diced
2 x Zucchini’s, largely diced
1 x Red Onion, Largely diced
400gms Halloumi, sliced lengthways
1 Tsp Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 x clove garlic, crushed
1 x Handful Fresh Baby Spinach Leaves
Pinch of Salt and Pepper to Taste
Optional: Fresh Italian Herbs such as Oregano, Basil, Thyme and legumes such as lentils can be added to increase nutrient contents of dish.
Step 1: Pre-heat Oven to 180 degree (fan-forced), and place cubed Whole-grain sourdough onto a cooking tray with Garlic, Drizzle with Extra Virgin Olive Oil. Roast in Oven until browned. Sourdough should resemble a sort of crouton.
Step 2: In a Fry pan on the stove, add Olive Oil, Tomatoes, Zucchini, Red Onion, and Halloumi and cook on a medium heat until ingredients are softened and aromatic. *If you cook this way halloumi will blend in with other ingredients, Another option is to grill helium before combining with ingredients in the pan.
Step 3: Take Pan off heat and add Sourdough to vegetable mix and mix through Spinach and Desired Italian Herbs The heat from the vegetables will make the spinach wilt and bring out the essence of the herbs. Add Salt and Pepper to Taste.
Step 4: Serve in pan and enjoy!!
- Another option for this recipe that was husband and toddler approved is to combine all ingredients into an oven-proof pan with some sourdough placed on top, and place into oven to roast at a medium heat for around 30 minutes to create a casserole style meal. The sourdough will soak up the juice from the vegetables for a casserole with a crusty top.
We hope you enjoy this week’s recipe and Look forward to seeing your creations!