Clementine, feta & winter leaf salad

Clementine, feta & winter leaf salad

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Prep: 20 mins


Serves 8
This wonderfully light salad is packed with easy-to-find seasonal ingredients and makes a great Christmas starter

Nutrition and extra info

  • Vegetarian
  • Healthy

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal149
  • fat11g
  • saturates4g
  • carbs8g
  • sugars7g
  • fibre2g
  • protein5g
  • salt0.7g
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  • 6-8 seedless clementines



    The smallest and sweetest variety of tangerine is sweet and tangy, contains no seeds and is…

  • 2 heads red chicory



    Also known as endive, chicory is a forced crop, grown in complete darkness, which accounts for…

  • 100g watercress



    With deep green leaves, and crisp, paler stems, watercress is related to mustard and is one of…

  • 1 fennel bulb, halved, cored and very finely sliced
    Fennel bulb

    Fennel bulb

    Like Marmite, fennel is something that you either love or hate - its strong aniseed flavour…

  • 1 red onion, halved and finely sliced
  • 200g feta cheese, cut into cubes
  • small handful parsley, finely chopped



    One of the most ubiquitous herbs in British cookery, parsley is also popular in European and…

For the dressing

  • juice 1 clementine



    The smallest and sweetest variety of tangerine is sweet and tangy, contains no seeds and is…

  • juice 1 lemon



    Oval in shape, with a pronouced bulge on one end, lemons are one of the most versatile fruits…

  • 4 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…

  • 1 tsp caster sugar


  1. Whisk the dressing ingredients in a jug, season with salt and set aside.

  2. To make the salad, peel the clementines and slice whole. In a bowl, gently toss the chicory and watercress with the fennel and onion. Place slices of clementine on opposite sides of each plate, mound a pile of leaves in the middle, then scatter over the feta. Stir the parsley through the dressing and drizzle over the salad.

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Comments (5)

swiftsmith's picture

Delicious! Lovely fresh flavours, slight bitterness from the chicory, saltiness from the feta and lovely bursts of sweetness from the clementine. Will definitely be making this again.

shazbat's picture

Delicious starter. Very light and fresh tasting. Made this Christmas Day to start and it went down very well. Quick and so easy to put together.

raven's picture

Made this for a Christmas starter last year and it went down really well. It's light so doesn't spoil your appetite for the main course. My mother in law asked for the recipe to serve at a subsequent dinner party so you can't get much better recommendation than that!

langthorne's picture

Quick and easy to put together and looks very appetising. Lovely citrus dressing. Perfect before a substantial main course.

Frantic Flapjack's picture

Light salad with good Christmassy flavours.

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