Neil Perry's warm halloumi salad with prosciutto and figs

Neil Perry
A warm salad of halloumi, prosciutto and figs.
A warm salad of halloumi, prosciutto and figs.  Photo: William Meppem
Difficulty
Easy
Dietary
Vegetarian

This simple salad has sweet, salty and savoury flavours and plenty of wow.

Ingredients

FOR THE SALAD

40g baby rocket leaves

1 small handful mint leaves

1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

350g halloumi cheese, thickly sliced

8 slices prosciutto

4 ripe figs, quartered

¼ cup pine nuts, roasted

2 tsp sumac

FOR THE LEMON VINAIGRETTE

1 lemon, juiced

80ml extra virgin olive oil

sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

Method

To make the vinaigrette, whisk together the lemon juice, olive oil and salt and pepper.

Put the rocket and mint in a bowl, add the vinaigrette and toss to combine.

Heat the olive oil in a nonstick frying pan over high heat. Pan-fry the halloumi for 1 minute on each side or until golden.

Divide the salad and halloumi among four serving plates. Place 2 pieces of prosciutto on each plate, then one quartered fig on top. Sprinkle with pine nuts and finish with sumac. Serve immediately.