Halloumi, carrot & orange salad served on a plate

Halloumi, carrot & orange salad

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Prep: 5 mins Cook: 15 mins


Serves 4

Serve this halloumi, carrot, orange and watercress salad with a mustard and honey dressing for an easy lunch or starter. It takes just 20 minutes to make and delivers one of your 5-a-day

Nutrition and extra info

  • Gluten-free
  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: Per serving

  • kcal338
  • fat23g
  • saturates10g
  • carbs15g
  • sugars15g
  • fibre4g
  • protein16g
  • salt2.1g
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  • 2 large oranges



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

  • 1½ tbsp wholegrain mustard
  • 1½ tsp honey



    Honey is made by bees from the nectar they collect from flowers. Viscous and fragrant, it's…

  • 1 tbsp white wine vinegar
  • 3 tbsp rapeseed or olive oil, plus extra for frying
    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 large carrots, peeled



    The carrot, with its distinctive bright orange colour, is one of the most versatile root…

  • 225g block halloumi, sliced



    A semi-hard chewy, white cheese originating from Cyprus and made from cow's, goat's or…

  • 100g bag watercress or baby spinach



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


  1. Cut the peel and pith away from the oranges. Use a small serrated knife to segment the orange, catching any juices in a bowl, then squeeze any excess juice from the off-cut pith into the bowl as well. Add the mustard, honey, vinegar, oil and some seasoning to the bowl and mix well.

  2. Using a vegetable peeler, peel carrot ribbons into the dressing bowl and toss gently. Heat a drizzle of oil in a frying pan and cook the halloumi for a few mins until golden on both sides. Toss the watercress through the dressed carrots. Arrange the watercress mixture on plates and top with the halloumi and oranges. 

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AJ1960's picture
30th Aug, 2019
Refreshing and delicious
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Samuel Leigh
21st Jan, 2019
The "per serving" for nutrition is a bit vague. Does anybody know the portion size for any recipes on BBC Good food as too much or too little will obviously alter the calorie amount
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Jane Rafferty
22nd Jan, 2019
The recipe says ‘Serves 4’ at the top of the page, under the title, so I presume a serving would be a quarter of the total amount of the recipe. Hope that helps.
26th Dec, 2018
This was our Christmas starter this year and could've done with being a main meal in its own right! I mistakenly bought Seville oranges which I couldn't use as they were so pippy so used Clementines instead but would love to try with proper oranges next time.
2nd Dec, 2018
Really tasty and simple to make.
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