• 2 Cos lettuce halved lengthways
  • 1 red capsicum, chopped coarsley
  • 1/2 eggplant, sliced
  • 1 zucchini, sliced diagonally
  • 200g haloumi cheese, sliced about half centimetre thick and broken into pieces
  • 4 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Hommus

Author of this recipe

Frances Tolson

Frances Tolson

Amateur cook

I’ve been connected to vegetables my entire life. Some of my best childhood memories are working on my family’s vegetable farm, eating the freshest watermelons, hiding under cabbage leaves and... Read more

What's better than firing up the barbecue and creating new salad combinations with a bunch of friends on Australia Day? This salad is inspired by a friend's husband who wanted something different - a more tasty 'man' salad. 

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  • Heat barbecue or grill. 
  • Drizzle or brush the cut side of the lettuce hearts with about a tablespoon of olive oil. Set aside. 
  • Barbecue haloumi cheese, capsicum, eggplant and zucchini. Season to taste. 
  • Place Cos on barbecue, cut side down for about 10-15 seconds. 
  • Remove and arrange on a platter, barbecued side up. 
  • Top with barbecued vegetables and cheese. 
  • Serve whilst hot and top with a spoonful of hommus to your liking.

Tips from the author

A salad for four people to share either as an entree or to accompany your main. Alternatively, this is a big hearty salad for two.

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