Super Salad with Lemon Chicken, Halloumi & Peppers

I love a good salad - but I mean a really good one. If it's all leaves then frankly, I find it a bit boring - so I like to turn my salads into super salads, with grains, pulses and beans, and all sorts of cooked meats and vegetables. This super salad was inspired by a bottle of wonderful Lemon, Garlic & Pepper Sauce from the lovely Bim's Kitchen, which I've used to marinate chicken. Combined with crispy halloumi, sweet yellow peppers, dressed couscous & fresh rocket, it makes an absolutely beautiful salad that will properly fill you up.


2 chicken breasts
4 tbsp Bim's Kitchen Lemon, Garlic & Pepper Sauce
1 yellow pepper
150g halloumi
80g wholewheat couscous
A small handful of fresh parsley
A couple of big handfuls of fresh rocket
Lemon juice
Olive oil

Serves 2, generously, or 4 as a starter

This is a really quick meal when it comes to actual cooking, but for the best results, it pays to be prepared - try and pop your chicken in to marinate 3 or 4 hours beforehand. Slice the chicken breasts into bite-sized pieces and in a bowl combine with the Lemon, Garlic & Pepper Sauce, a good splash of olive oil and a pinch of salt. If you aren't able to get hold of this lovely stuff from Bim's Kitchen, then you can make your own version with a couple of crushed garlic cloves, a generous drizzle of lemon juice, plenty of black pepper and several tablespoonfuls of olive oil.

When you're ready to make dinner, fry the chicken pieces over a medium heat until they start to turn golden (make sure you pour all the lovely juices from the marinade into the pan as well). While it sizzles, deseed and chop the pepper, and cut the halloumi into small chunks.

When the chicken is done, transfer to a plate and tip the pepper and halloumi into the pan. Prepare the couscous according to the instructions on the packet, and leave it to fluff up while you stir the pan (don't let the halloumi burn).

To dress the couscous, drizzle with a little lemon juice, slightly more olive oil and a pinch of salt, and sprinkle with the chopped parsley. Mix with the fresh rocket, and then top with the chicken, the halloumi and the peppers, and serve with a glass of wine. Now that's what I call a salad.