I'm having a couple of people round for a very casual meal this weekend. One of them has asked for a specific haloumi salad. It's super basic: a bed of baby spinach/kale, topped with barbecued haloumi, sliced pears, avocado chunks, a few walnuts, and lemon juice. It's a really nice salad (especially if the haloumi is bbqd), and I usually zhuzh it up by having a couple of different types of pear (usually nashi and packham). However, I feel like it's still VERY basic to serve when hosting for dinner.
Does anyone have any suggestions for something I can serve alongside it? Fritters? Skewers? Another salad? I don't know what sorts of flavours would go. Vegetarian options are great, but I'd consider meat as well. It really doesn't have to be anything at all fancy!
One diner doesn't eat seafood, and one can't eat lentils, bulgar wheat or couscous.
Thanks in advance for your suggestions!