Syns per serving 5½
Deduct 5½ Syns if using the reduced-fat halloumi as a Healthy Extra
Ready in 1 hour 10 minutes
150g fat-free natural Greek-style yogurt
2 garlic cloves, crushed
2 red peppers, halved and deseeded
2 medium tomatoes, halved
350g ready-prepared cubed butternut squash
Low-calorie cooking spray
1 head of broccoli, cut into florets
2 x 400g cans black or brown lentils, rinsed and drained
180g reduced-fat halloumi cheese, cut into 8 slices
20g fresh flat-leaf parsley, leaves finely chopped, reserving some to serve
1 lemon, cut into wedges, to serve
1 Preheat your oven to 200°C/fan 180°C/gas 6. Mix together the yogurt and garlic, season and set aside. Put the peppers, cut-side up, on a large, non-stick baking tray. Place the tomatoes, cut-side down, inside each pepper half. Scatter the squash around the peppers, spray everything with low-calorie cooking spray and season. Roast for 20 minutes.
2 Add the broccoli, turn the squash and spray with a little more low-calorie cooking spray. Roast for 30 minutes, or until the vegetables are caramelised and the tomatoes are collapsed and juicy. Meanwhile, heat the lentils in a saucepan with a splash of water and keep warm.
3 Spray a non-stick frying pan with low-calorie cooking spray and place over a medium-high heat. Fry the halloumi for 2-3 minutes on each side, or until golden and crispy.
4 Toss the lentils and parsley through the roast veg, then stir through the yogurt. Divide the lentils between 4 bowls. Top with a pepper half, keeping all the juices so they mingle with the lentils, 2 slices of halloumi per person and the reserved parsley. Serve with the lemon wedges.
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