My friend Anne-Marie asked me recently “What’s a cheap and delicious vegetarian sandwich filling? I need one for a private event.”
I replied “Err, halloumi, tapenade, dill and cucumber with sweet red pepper?”
I’ve never actually made this sandwich before but it sounded so delicious I thought I’d give it a go. Just wish I’d made it in a kitchen that wasn’t infested with mice, yes my friends, Vince is back.
For those of you who don’t know Vince, he was a small mouse that terrorised me for several months last year. But it can’t be Vince. I’m pretty sure Vince is deceased, so who’s this guy? Must be his bigger, fatter brother, let’s call him ‘the mouse formally known as Vince… So Prince?
Prince shot out of the fruit bowl and hurled himself off the worktop after I disturbed a bag of bagels. I’d had a few wines so overreacted slightly by picking up a frying pan, flailing it around and squealing like a mad tapir. Put me right off my halloumi. Not enough to stop me eating it though obviously, would take more than a bit of mouse piss to put me off my halloumi sandwich.
Halloumi and tapenade open sandwich
Makes 1 / Hands on time 5-10 mins / Total time 10 mins / V
You’ll need: Small frying non-stick frying pan
1 slice of thick bread
2 tsp olive tapenade, spread on one slice
4-6 slices of fried halloumi
1 roasted jarred red pepper
Red onion, finely sliced
Extra virgin olive oil to serve
1. Fry the halloumi slices dry in a non-stick frying pan until golden on all sides. Spread the bread with olive tapenade and assemble your sandwich with your chosen toppings. Serve drizzled with extra virgin olive oil.
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V – Vegetarian