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Vegetable, Chickpea & Halloumi with Zhoug Traybake

I love Zhoug – I’d describe it as a Middle Eastern version of salsa verde if you’ve never tried it before and it’s one of my summer staples. A batch kept in a jar in the fridge will liven up lamb, steaks, chicken or fish but here I paired it with simple roasted veggies, chickpeas and halloumi for a hearty salad.

Serves: 4

Prep: 10 minutes
Cooking: 30 minutes
Total: 40 minutes

Difficulty: easy



For the Zhoug:-

3 whole jalapeños, deseeded
2 garlic cloves
30g fresh coriander
½ teaspoon ground cardamon
1 teaspoon cumin
½ teaspoon salt
5 tbsp olive oil
Juice of 1/2 lemon

1 aubergine
1 -2 courgettes
2-3 sweet potatoes
2 peppers
1 can (500g) chickpeas drained
2 red onions, peeled
1 small cauliflower
3 tbsp olive oil
Salt and pepper
3 tsp Ras El Hanout

Whizz together the ingredients for the Zhoug in a blender. Check it’s of drizzling consistency – you may want to add more olive oil.

Cut your vegetables into similar sized wedges.

Toss all the vegetables (except the courgettes) and the chickpeas together with the olive oil and seasoning. Sprinkle with the Ras el Hanout. Roast at 200 (180 fan) for 20 minutes. Add the courgettes and halloumi and roast for another 5-10 minutes.

Drizzle with the Zhoug and serve.

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