The rain was torrential whilst we camped and water-skied over the Australia Day long weekend. So we decided to warm-up with a barbecued warm salad. This salad is inspired by a friend's husband who wanted something different - a more tasty 'man' salad. Cooking outdoors in the rain under a temporary gazebo and trying new salad combinations is a lot of fun.
Heat barbecue or grill. Drizzle or brush 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 hummus to your liking.
Tips from the author
A salad for 4 people to share either as an entree or to accompany your main. Alternatively, this is a big hearty salad for 2.