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James and Paul’s Mediterranean Halloumi Traybake

James and Paul Anderson


Serves: 4

Prep time: 10 mins

Cook time: 45 mins


8 vegetarian sausages

1 onion, diced

2 courgettes, diced

4 tomatoes, diced

1 tsp salt

1 tbsp ground turmeric

1 tbsp ground cumin

1 tsp cayenne pepper

1 × 400g (14oz) tin of chickpeas, drained

200g (7oz) halloumi cheese, sliced

1 tbsp chopped fresh basil

Veg Portions / Serving: 3


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Heat the grill to medium-high.
Brown the sausages under the grill, turning regularly, then set aside to cool and slice (don’t worry if they’re not cooked all the way through).
Heat an ovenproof pan over a medium-high heat and spray it with a little oil.
Add the onion to the pan and cook for a few minutes, then add the sliced sausages and cook for a few minutes more.
Add the courgettes and tomatoes to the pan, along with the salt, turmeric, cumin, cayenne pepper and chickpeas.
Simmer over a medium-high heat for 20 minutes. Meanwhile heat the grill to medium-high again. Lay the sliced halloumi on top of the mix and place under the grill for a few minutes until golden. Sprinkle with the chopped basil and serve.


Smart swap

If you’re partial to a meatier sausage, pork ones work well instead of veggie ones.

Kids in the kitchen:

Let the kids help you carefully add items to the pan and lay the halloumi on top. Get them sprinkling the basil over at the end.

James and Paul Anderson

James and Paul Anderson are the duo behind the enormously successful slimming blog @twochubbycubs, which has over half a million online fans. They lost 18 stone between them and went on to share their journey with the world. Their tasty, easy recipes prove that it is possible to lose weight without sacrificing your soul and you can actually have a laugh whilst you're at it. Their first cookbook became an instant Sunday Times bestseller, an Irish bestseller and one of the most popular cookbooks of 2020, with over 3500 5* reviews.

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