Italian roasted vegetables with haloumi
Prep 20 mins | Cook 55 mins | Serves 4
2 zucchini, cut diagonally into 2cm-thick pieces
350g eggplant, trimmed and cut into bite-sized pieces
1 small red and yellow capsicum, trimmed, deseeded and cut lengthways into 1cm-thick strips
1 red onion, cut into thin wedges
6 cloves garlic
Extra virgin olive oil for drizzling
250g truss cherry tomatoes
200g haloumi, cut into a 1cm dice
extra virgin olive oil, for cooking haloumi and drizzling
rocket leaves, lemon wedges and crusty bread, to serve
Step 1 Preheat oven to 200°C/180°C fan-forced. Line a large baking tray with baking paper. Arrange zucchini, eggplant, capsicum, onion and garlic on the tray. Drizzle with oil. Season with salt and pepper. Gently toss to coat vegetables. Roast, tossing once, for 35-40 minutes until almost tender.
Step 2 Add tomatoes to the tray and drizzle with a little oil. Roast for a further 10-15 minutes until vegetables are golden and tomatoes are tender. Remove from oven and set aside to cool slightly (or if preferred cool to room temperature).
Step 3 Heat a little olive oil in a frying pan over medium-high heat. Add haloumi and cook, tossing often, for 1-2 minutes until heated golden. Drain on paper towel. Sprinkle haloumi over the roasted vegetables. Squeeze out the garlic from the cloves and sprinkle over vegetables. Drizzle with extra oil, scatter with rocket leaves and serve with lemon wedges and crusty bread.
Good for you ... Capsicums
A top source of vitamin C, with just half an average-sized red capsicum supplying 4 times the recommended dietary intake of this important vitamin.
A good source of beta carotene, which the body converts to vitamin A and uses for normal functioning of the immune system.
Provides niacin (vitamin B3), which the body's cells need for the normal release of energy from food.