Pear and Spinach Salad with Halloumi

2 pears
200g/80z Halloumi cheese, sliced
4 cups torn spinach leaves
1/4 cup almonds, toasted and chopped
1/4 cup red onion, thinly sliced

Honey Mustard Vinaigrette
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon honey
2 teaspoons mustard
1 1/2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
1-2 tablespoons water (optional)

Serves 4
Start this salad by making the dressing. In a small bowl, combine all ingredients except the water. Add water until desired texture is reached. Set aside.

Heat a dry char-grill pan until hot. Place sliced Halloumi cheese to the pan and cook about 2 minutes on each side, until charred. Remove from the pan and set aside.
Cut each pear into 8 slices, then char-grill on each side for 2 minutes, or until charred.

In a salad bowl, combine spinach leaves, red onion, pear slices and Halloumi. Drizzle over with Honey Mustard dressing. Sprinkle with chopped almonds. Serve immediately, while pears and Halloumi are still warm.

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