Vegetarian Summer Squash Spaghetti with Corn, Lentils & fried Halloumi

Summer squash spaghetti with corn & fried haloumi - A tasty love story

Last night we were gonna make a simple summer dinner using some of the ingredients we had on hands. Lately our fridge has been filled with summer squash (aka zucchini) and fresh corncobs. It is two of the in-season foods we have been enjoying a lot and they are such simple and yet delicious veggies that you can easily prepare. We have been grilling or boiling the corncobs and afterwards smeared them with butter and salt, yum! And the summer squash has been added to smoothies for extra volume and vitamins, transformed into spaghetti and of course made into fritters almost on a weekly basis.
So as you can imagine both corn and squash had to take part in our dinner. And since I lately have been re-discovering my love for beluga lentils and creamy tahini dressings, it felt natural to include those as well. We also needed a little protein in this meal and talked about using some chicken from the freezer, but I had a large chunk of halloumi cheese that I have been wanting to play with for some time and now actually felt kind of appropriate!
So as we started cooking I thought it would be fun to make a spontaneous photo shoot and share a totally simple everyday summer meal with you. So here you go! This is a typical simple dinner that we would enjoy on a lazy sunday evening. Jonas was very excited about it and loved both the halloumi (It almost taste and looks like chicken!!) and the creamy tahini dressing. I actually missed a little sweetness in the meal and thought that some raisins or dried cranberries would do the job, so I included these in the finished recipe. You really can use whatever you have on hands for this meal. If you have a leftover of some pesto, use that instead of the tahini dressing, or fry up some chicken instead of halloumi and add more veggies if you feel like it. Hope it will inspire you to use the the wonderful seasonal summer produce and make some tasty green meals.

Summer squash spaghetti with corn & fried halloumi - A tasty love story

Summer squash spaghetti with corn & fried halloumi - A tasty love story

Summer squash spaghetti with corn & fried halloumi - A tasty love story

  1. This is such a fabulous summer meal! It looks awesome!

  2. Mia BrøndumMia Brøndum08-11-2014

    Hey Josephine – this dish looks delish! do you have a favorite tahini brand that you prefer to buy? and where in Aarhus could i buy some? I’ve bought Urtekrams organic tahini and I’m really just not a fan (don’t even use it in my hummus anymore)…!

    Thanks!
    Mia

    • Josephine MaleneJosephine Malene08-11-2014

      Hi Mia.
      I use various kinds of tahini, I’ve tried urtekrams as well and it is a bit different due to the fact that is is made on hulled sesame seeds, which makes the paste darker and more aromatic. But I often just buy a big and very cheap jar of regular (light coloured) tahini from one of the eatern shops, eg. KLostergrønt in Klostergade :)

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