To celebrate the launch of McCormacks Family Farms* new packaging for their honest leaves grown on their farm in Co. Meath I’ve created this curry using their Energise Mix (spinach, beet leaves and red kale) and paired it with some halloumi cheese for a spin of a saag curry!
The reason the McCormacks Family Farms leaves are honest is that they are the only unwashed salad leaves that you’ll find in a supermarket in Ireland, minimal handling and packaging made from 100% recyclable materials and is recyclable!
For more creative ways to use your classic salad leaves try my Crispy Cheesy Spuds & Spinach, Spinach, Chickpea & Squash Korma and my Pesto Butterbeans with Kale, Sundried Tomatoes and Feta.
- 125g halloumi cheese, cut into thick bite sized pieces
- 1 tsp oil
- 1/2 tsp coriander seeds or 1 tsp ground coriander
- 1/2 tsp cumin seeds or 1 tsp ground cumin
- 1/2 tsp ground turmeric
- 1/2 tsp paprika
- 1 small onion, diced
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 tbsp freshly grated ginger
- 150g tomatoes, diced or quartered
- 200g McCormacks Family Farm Energise Mix
- 1/2 tsp vegetable stock
- 100ml boiling hot water
- Heat a dry pan over a medium heat and add the halloumi pieces. Turn over once they begin to turn golden about 2-3 minutes and cook until golden on the other side. Remove from the pan and set aside.
- Reduce the pan to a low heat and add the spices. Heat until you can start to smell them or hear the whole coriander or cumin seeds pop.
- Add the oil, onions, garlic and ginger to the pan and cook until soft through.
- Add in the tomatoes and cook until they begin to blister on the skin. Gently press with the back of a spatula or spoon on each tomato until the juices begin to run. Stir through the spinach in batches until it begins to wilt. Take you time, it will wilt even over a low heat.
- Pour the hot water over the stock and add to the pan to help remove any flavours from the halloumi and spices stuck to the bottom of the pan.
- Finally stir back in the halloumi and serve as is or with the grain of your choice.
*This is a paid partnership with McCormacks Family Farms.