Well, I'm not going to prepare two meals, if that's what you're suggesting. I have enough trouble deciding what to have for breakfast, morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea, let alone the evening meal. The solution is simple - have two smallish 'courses' to satisfy us both.
This meal marries the versatile sausage, chorizo, with the multi-talented cheese, haloumi. Bring them together on some skewers, and combine with a chickpea and zucchini salad, and is everybody happy? You bet your life we are!
Chorizo and haloumi skewers with chickpea salad
1 x 400g can chickpeas (garbanzos), rinsed and drained
1 zucchini (courgette), thinly sliced
1 clove garlic, crushed
1 small red chilli, chopped
¼ cup mint leaves
1 tablespoon lemon juice
2 tablespoons olive oil
250g haloumi, chopped
1 chorizo, sliced
1 tablespoon olive oil, extra
1. Place the chickpeas in a bowl and lightly crush with a fork. Add the zucchini, garlic, chilli, mint, lemon juice and olive oil and toss to combine.
2. Place the haloumi, chorizo and extra oil in a bowl and toss to combine. Thread onto skewers.
3. Heat a large non-stick frying pan over high heat and cook the skewers for 2 minutes on each side or until golden.
4. Serve the skewers with the chickpea salad.
Recipe from donnahay.com.au
Some of the ingredients for this simple meal: zucchini, chilli, chickpeas, chorizo and haloumi
The chorizo and haloumi skewers at the fore...
...and the chickpea and zucchini salad also has a starring role.