Happy Meatless Monday guys! Today’s recipe is MM: Watermelon Salsa – simple, fresh and amazingly good with tortilla chips!
If you, like me like the combination of sweet and salty ingredients, you’re gonna love this sweet and juicy Watermelon Salsa. I was looking for a way to mix up my usual snack(talking about the tortilla chips, which I simply love, especially in front of the TV 🙂 ). I honestly can have them with almost everything, seriously. 🙂 But because it’s Summer, it’s hot and I was trying to stay on the healthy side I came up with this. Why not substitute the Tomatoes in the Pico de Gallo and use watermelon instead? Yes, why not :-). This is what actually this Salsa is, Pico de Gallo with watermelon instead of tomatoes. I kept it quite simple though and didn’t use lots of spices as I reckoned it wouldn’t work well. But of course, I added cilantro (coriander), lime juice, salt and pepper. The result was delicious and a whole pack of tortilla chips was ‘destroyed’ :-).
This Salsa is super delicious on its own. If you’re craving for a light and fruity Summer salad, this is it. I would probably add some Feta cheese, it tastes amazing with the watermelon! Whatever you choose, I promise this is simply delicious and guilt-free. And it only takes a few minutes! Also, it’ll be perfect as a starter when you have some friends around, im sure they’ll appreciate it! 🙂
Here’s how to make this Watermelon Salsa
- 200g watermelon, deseeded ind thinly chopped
- 1 small cucumber, peeled and chopped
- 1/2 onion, chopped
- 1 hot pepper(I used jalapeño), chopped
- 1tbsp lime juice
- salt and pepper to taste
- fresh coriander, chopped
- Mix all the ingredients together.
- Season wit salt, pepper and lime juice.
- Serve with some tortilla chips.
I hope you guys enjoy this recipe. Stay tuned for more Summer recipes that are fresh, tasty, healthy and tasty. Like a fresh raspberry salad with Mozzarella Cheese, peaches and some basil dressing. 🙂 That was a hint for my next recipe. Can’t wait to share it with you! It’s become one of my favourite Summer salads ever.
Meanwhile, enjoy the Summer as it is coming to its end. xx
Happy Wednesday all! Today’s recipe – Oven Baked Halloumi Chips with Herbs – simple but delicious recipe that will make you love halloumi cheese even more! 🙂
I can’t believe I haven’t tried this before. Honestly, I do get a lot of halloumi cheese in my shopping but I usually grill it and toss it in salads. These halloumi chips are a different story. Of course, they taste like halloumi but at the same time they are different. They’ve got crispy coating which consists of stale rye bread, seasoning and herbs. Yes, stale bread. For some reason, my family is not really keen on bread so almost every time I get a loaf, more than half of it is left. This is how I started making breadcrumbs – simply blitz the bread in a food processor voila, perfect breadcrumbs. I usually sore them in a container in the fridge, really handy. So my point was… I added some dry garlic, parsley and thyme and seasoned with salt and pepper. Be easy on the salt though, the halloumi is already quite salty.
And the best part is there is no frying which makes these chips healthier and easier to make. I guess they would taste a bit too greasy when fried anyway, so oven baked is much better.
I couldn’t escape of not making any mayo based dip again. Really, what’s with me and these dips. I’m telling you, I’ve been making lots of these and eating them too. I had the halloumi chips with spicy mayo and the combination was so yummy.
So yummy that I didn’t realize how a generous portion of the chips and dip was gone in a few minutes. Well, I was actually watching TV. It’s always a bad idea to have food while watching TV. You’ll be surprise how quickly the food is gone. 🙂
Here’s what you need to make the Oven Baked Halloumi Chips with Herbs
Oven Baked Halloumi Chips with Herbs
- 250g Halloumi cheese, cit into chips
- 1 egg, beaten
- 2tbsp breadcrumbs
- 1tbsp dry parsley
- 1tbsp dry thyme
- 1tsp dry garlic
- salt and pepper to taste
- Preheat the oven to 200°C.
- Mix the breadcrumbs with the seasoning.
- Dip the chips into the egg mixture and then cover them in the breadcrumbs and seasoning mix.
- Arrange them on a greased baking tray and place in the oven for about 15 minutes until crispy and golden.
I hope you like these simple Halloumi Chips, stay tuned for more quick and easy recipes coming soon! 🙂