It’s local festival season in Derbyshire at the moment, and we at Pulse Cafe are lucky to be in a town (New Mills) where there is a lot going on (a carnival and two festivals in the next three weeks alone!). As such, I thought that I would make some simple but filling snacks for people to eat whilst out and about. I made the pesto myself, as unfortunately it’s still very hard to buy a ready-made veggie version. This was a bit of an experiment, but the flavours worked really well. Even I had trouble eating more than one!
6 wheat tortilla wraps
3 packs of Halloumi
2 red onions, peeled and finely diced
1 large pack of fresh spinach, washed and roughly chopped
3 large tomatoes, diced
For the Pesto;
100g raw cashew nuts
50g vegetarian Parmesan, grated
Small bunch of fresh basil, chopped
1 clove of garlic, crushed
30ml olive oil
Salt and pepper
1. Place all of the pesto ingredients in a food processor and blend until smooth (I actually prefer it slightly lumpy!)
2. Cut the Halloumi into 10mm thick slices and chargrill on a dry griddle pan until brown, turning once.
3. Spread 1/6 of the pesto on a wrap, then add the Halloumi and remaining ingredients. Fold to form a wrap sealed at both ends and cut in half. Repeat to make six.