I came up with this recipe one night after dinner when I was feeling like I needed "something else." I had some halloumi in my fridge — a salty, firm, healthy cheese a little like feta cheese — and some apple. Fat is vital for optimal vitamin absorption, and the fat and protein in the cheese slow down the absorption of fructose in the apple. Fat also satiates really well and the combination of sweet and savory makes you feel like you’re having a treat.
This makes a great afternoon snack, or you can serve it with lightly toasted walnuts as a dessert. The cinnamon is fantastic for balancing blood sugar. All in all, an amazing sugar-quitting staple!
Salted Caramel Halloumi With Apple
- 6 (5-mm) thick slices halloumi
- 1 green apple, cored and cut into 5-mm wedges
- Pinch salt
- Sprinkle of ground cinnamon (optional)
Place the halloumi and apple slices in a hot nonstick skillet. Jiggle the pan a little so the fat from the halloumi coats the apple.
Cook on both sides until both the apple and halloumi are a lovely caramel color. Toss salt and cinnamon (if using) over everything and serve.
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