Halloumi salad with orange & mint

Halloumi salad with orange & mint

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(13 ratings)

Prep: 15 mins Cook: 5 mins


Serves 4
A vegetarian favourite, we've given this salad an extra zing to really tantalise those taste buds

Nutrition and extra info

  • Easily halved
  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal581
  • fat47g
  • saturates20g
  • carbs12g
  • sugars12g
  • fibre3g
  • protein28g
  • salt4.41g
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  • 3 medium orange, segments and juice



    One of the best-known citrus fruits, oranges aren't necessarily orange - some varieties are…

  • 1 small bunch mint, leaves chopped



    There are several types of mint, each with its own subtle difference in flavour and appearance.…

  • 4 tsp white wine vinegar
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • 2 x 250g packs halloumi cheese, drained
  • 50g walnut pieces, toasted



    Walnuts are one of the most popular and versatile of all nuts. When picked young, they're…

  • 145g rocket, watercress and spinach



    Rocket is a very 'English' leaf, and has been used in salads since Elizabethan times. It…


  1. Heat a large griddle or frying pan over a high heat. In a large bowl, combine the orange segments and juice, mint leaves, vinegar and olive oil. Season, then gently toss together.

  2. Slice each block of halloumi into 8-10 pieces, then griddle or fry for 1-2 mins on each side until charred and beginning to melt.

  3. Add the walnuts and salad leaves to the orange and mint, then toss together. Top with the griddled halloumi slices and season with some black pepper.

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Comments (13)

jiggler69's picture

Made mine as a side, so no meat. I suspect that had I added mint i'd be giving this 4 or 3 stars instead of 5. No idea why u would add mint to such a salad, so I didn't. Consequently, 5 stars, no question. I did not season with salt or seasoning with salt as the halloumi is quite salty already. I was sceptical about the orange, but very pleasantly surprised; it all combined well.

cshobbs's picture

Very good. I did add chicken breasts and steamed green beans to make it more substantial.

sketchydoodle's picture

Delicious and easy to make for lunch!

bubli's picture

Made this twice so far - 1st time I had only watercress at hand. 'twas okay, but lacked some final kick so I decided to add rocket 2nd time. Turned out really nice, fruity and refreshing (I simply love fruit/cheese combo). Kids complained that the oranges were too soggy and were rather unimpressed by watercress bit, but they're in general rather picky eaters

umaimag's picture

I made this for a dinner party at my place. Everyone loved it..

nigushka's picture

I've made it several times and it's always been a HIT! PLUS it sure serves for a ''wow this looks delicious'' effect! :-)))

isapple's picture

I made this for a starter at a dinner party and it worked beautifully- a few of my friends were new to halloumi but they were soon converted. Very easy to make, though make sure the oil is well heated for the halloumi before cooking, else it will stick and fall apart.

lourolls01's picture

OOhh also if you don't like walnuts, pecans work really well too.

lourolls01's picture

A perfect recipe, everyone at the BBQ loved it. This could be eaten as a starter or as lunch. Fabulous!

greenp1970's picture

This is a great starter. Really quick and easy. I cooked it for my patner and 11 year old daughter and we all loved it. Infact, Im thinking of using it as a starter for a dinner party i am having this weekend

gingerchick2's picture

Another winner for a quick late home from work dinner. Tasted fresh & zingy rather than a clash between sweet & savoury (normally hate friut or sweet things in savoury dishes). Have already put high on list to make for vegetarian friends plus can't wait to eat this on hot summers day maybe out in the Med to get even fresher flavours.

hungryhouse's picture

Firm family favourite - to make and to eat!

I use milder salad leaves for those that don't like peppery watercress and rocket. I think the combination with rocket tastes best.

I've also substituted pecans instead of walnuts dependent on who is dining, some folk aren't so keen on walnuts. Black seedless grapes are also good to add to the mix.

kerryjoy's picture

This makes a fantastic, fresh tasting entree. I t was very quick and easy to make. Ideal for a hot evening!

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