Halloumi and Broccolini Bowls with a Pickled Raisin Relish

These broccolini bowls are an easy and healthy lunch option!

The Deets

My latest lunch obsession: Halloumi and Broccolini Bowls with a Pickled Golden Raisins, Hazelnut, Shallot and Olive Relish. I recently had a pickled raisin spread on vacation and I knew I had to recreate it at home. The star of this dish is definitely the pickle raisin spread and it’s not as hard to make as it sounds. You’ll pickle them like any other veggie, with vinegar and sugar and some water. I usually like my pickled veggies to marinate for a couple hours, but you can definitely use them and right after you make them. You’ll combine the pickled raisins with shallots, capers, green olives, olive oil and hazelnuts! The hazelnuts add a richness and the perfect balance to relish. The next part is easy – just cook your halloumi in a pan until crispy golden brown on each side and then sauté your broccolini. Once cooked, your assemble your broccolini bowl and add the relish and halloumi on top! This bowl proves that even winter veggie bowls can be delicious! If you enjoy this bowl, check out some of my other ideas like this one to spice up your lunches!

Halloumi and Broccolini Bowls with a Pickled Raisin Relish

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Ingredients

The golden raisin- green olive relish 

  • 1/2 cup pickled golden raisins I pickled like I would any veggie- bring 1/2 cup vinegar, 1 tbsp sugar, 1/4 cup water to a boil. Once sugar is dissolved, pour over raisins in a mason jar.
  • 1 shallot sliced (you could also pickle these if you want a more mellow onion flavor)
  • 1 tsp capers
  • 3 tbsp sliced green olives
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup hazelnuts chopped
  • Juice from the pickled raisins as needed
  • Pepper

The Rest:

  • 6 slices of halloumi
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 cup broccolini
  • Olive oil

Instructions

  • Step 1: Make your relish- You can quick pickle the raisins, but ideally these should marinate for a few hours. Combine all ingredients in a bowl and stir to combine. Season to taste and add more pickled raisin juice as needed.
  • Step 2: In a skillet add slices of halloumi. You don’t need oil here, the halloumi can cook without out. Cook about 2-3 min per side or until golden brown. Remove from pan and set aside.
  • Step 3: Slice garlic and add olive oil and garlic to same pan. Wash broccolini and slice the larger pieces in half. Add to skillet and season with salt and pepper. Cook until tender and lightly but still bright green. You want a nice crunch. Assemble your bowl and top with relish. Enjoy!

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I’m Abigail, a creative director, home cook and content creator living in Brooklyn. I love making the easy stuff with a twist and yes, I eat a lot of toast. This is where I share my latest recipes, so please make yourself at home.