Take a winter veggie toss to new heights with this tumble of baby spinach, rocket and roasted veggies. As a special topping, we’ve coated haloumi in a mild sweet mustard spice mix and fried it for a golden finish. Add a drizzle of creamy pesto and you’ll be begging for this for dinner every night!
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peeled pumpkin pieces
sweet mustard spice blend
panko breadcrumbs(ContainsGlutenMay be presentPeanuts, Tree Nuts, Milk, Soy, Sesame)
pumpkin seeds (pepitas)
creamy pesto dressing(ContainsMilk)
Preheat the oven to 220°C/200°C fan-forced. Place the haloumi in a small bowl of cold water and set aside to soak. TIP: Soaking the haloumi helps reduce the saltiness. Cut the beetroot (unpeeled) into 1cm cubes. TIP: Wear gloves to prevent stained fingers! Cut the red onion into 2cm wedges. Cut the peeled pumpkin into 2cm chunks. TIP: Cut the veggies to the correct size so they cook in the allocated time.
Place the pumpkin, beetroot and red onion on an oven tray lined with baking paper. Drizzle with olive oil and season with a generous pinch of salt and pepper. Toss to coat and roast until tender, 25-30 minutes. TIP: Beetroot is still quite firm even when cooked. It's done when it can be pierced with a fork.
While the vegetables are roasting, drain the haloumi and pat dry with paper towel then cut into 1cm slices. In a shallow bowl, combine the plain flour, sweet mustard spice blend and a good pinch of pepper. In a second shallow bowl, whisk the egg. In a third shallow bowl, place the panko breadcrumbs. Dip the haloumi slices into the flour mixture, followed by the egg, and finally in the panko breadcrumbs. Set aside on a plate.
When the veggies have 10 minutes cook time left, heat a medium frying pan over a medium-high heat. Add the pumpkin seeds and toast, tossing, until golden, 2-3 minutes. Transfer to a small bowl. Return the frying pan to a medium-high heat with enough olive oil to coat the base of the pan. When the oil is hot, cook the haloumi until golden brown, 2 minutes each side. Transfer to a plate lined with paper towel.
In a medium bowl, combine the honey, balsamic vinegar and olive oil (1 tsp for 2 people / 2 tsp for 4 people). Add the roasted veggies and the spinach & rocket mix to the bowl and toss to combine.
Divide the roast veggie toss and sweet mustard crumbed haloumi between plates. Sprinkle with the pumpkin seeds and serve with the creamy pesto dressing.