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Pea and halloumi fritters with pepper sauce

These easy halloumi fritters pack a huge nutritional punch; low in calories, fat, salt and sugar and they count for all of your 5-a-day.

Serves 4

Prep Time 10 min

Cooking Time 30 min

Ingredients

    • 125ml skimmed milk
    • 2 medium eggs
    • 160g self-raising flour
    • 320g frozen peas, thawed
    • 320g courgettes, grated and excess moisture squeezed out
    • 125g reduced-fat halloumi, grated
    • 2tbsp chopped chives
    • 2tbsp chopped mint
    • 1tsp lemon zest
    • Cooking oil spray
    • Lemon wedges and mixed salad, to serve

 

  • For the pepper sauce
  • Cooking oil spray
  • 1 red onion, roughly chopped
  • 2 red peppers, deseeded and roughly chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 1tsp cumin
  • 400g tin chopped tomatoes
  • 1tbsp balsamic vinegar

Method

  1. To make the sauce, spray a frying pan with a little oil and put over a medium-high heat. Add the onion, peppers, garlic and cumin and cook, stirring, for 3–4 min, then add the tomatoes and balsamic vinegar and stir to combine. Simmer over a low heat for about 10 min while you make the fritters.
  2. To make the fritters, whisk the milk and eggs together in a large bowl. Gradually whisk in the flour until smooth and well combined. Stir through the peas, courgettes, halloumi, herbs and lemon zest.
  3. Spray a large frying pan with oil and put over a medium-high heat. Spoon heaped tablespoonfuls of the fritter mixture into the pan, 4 at a time. Cook for 3 min on each side, or until golden and cooked through. Spray the pan with a little more oil between each batch. Continue using up the batter to make 20 fritters in total.
  4. Blend the pepper sauce in a food processor until smooth, or until you get the consistency you want. Then serve with the fritters, lemon wedges and salad.

Nutrition per serving

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416kcal 24.9g 12.3g 4.7g 12.2g 18.2g 1.6g 541mg 54.8g 5mg

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