Spring on a plate

Today was spent on long walk on part of the London Loop with a good friend on a beautiful spring day.  Just what was needed to help put the world to rights.   This was the perfect dinner – Jersey Royals and English Asparagus taste like spring on a plate.  Life is good.

Spring on a plate

Serves 2

1 packet of Jersey Royal Potatoes

I red onion

3 cloves of garlic

Few sprigs fresh thyme

1 lemon

1 bunch asparagus

Handful of baby spinach

1 packet halloumi

2 tablespoons of olive oil

Sea salt

Black pepper


Preheat oven to 180C

Wash potatoes, cut into halves or quarters depending on size.

Cut onion into wedges.

Crush garlic cloves

Quarter lemon

Cut asparagus

Cube halloumi

Mix potatoes, onion, garlic, thyme, salt, oil and lemon in a large baking tray.

Bake for 20 minutes,


Mix in asparagus and spinach.

Add halloumi on top.

Bake for further 15 minutes until halloumi starts to turn golden brown.

Season with pepper and serve immediately.