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    Marinated halloumi, avocado & red onion ciabatta sandwich

    • Vegetarian
    • Preparation time: 5 minutes plus 15 minutes marinating
    • Cooking time: 25 minutes
    • Total time: 45 minutes 45 minutes

    Serves: 2


    250g halloumi
    ½ red chilli, deseeded andchopped
    2 tbsp chopped fresh basil
    Grated zest of ½ lemon
    1 tsp smoked paprika
    1 clove garlic, crushed
    2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
    1 medium red onion, sliced
    1 avocado, stoned, peeled and sliced
    2 half ciabattas


    1. Cut the halloumi into thick slices lengthwise and place in a shallow dish. Mix together the chilli, basil, lemon zest, paprika, garlic and olive oil and pour over the cheese. Leave to marinate for 15 minutes.

    2. Griddle the halloumi for 3-4 minutes turning to cook both sides until golden. Arrange the onion rings next to the cheese and brush with the marinade. Cook alongside the halloumi for 4-5 minutes until charred.

    3. Split the ciabatta, dip the cut side in the remaining marinade and griddle until charred on both sides. Pile on the cooked halloumi, avocado and onion, top with the other half of the ciabatta and press together firmly. Cut into wedges and serve.

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