Halloumi, carrot & orange salad served on a plate

Halloumi, carrot & orange salad

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Prep: 5 mins Cook: 15 mins

Easy

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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Ingredients

  • 2 large oranges
    Orange

    Orange

    or-ange

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

  • 1½ tbsp wholegrain mustard
  • 1½ tsp honey
    Honey

    Honey

    huh-nee

    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
    Carrot

    Carrot

    ka-rot

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

  • 225g block halloumi, sliced
    Halloumi

    Halloumi

    ha-loo-mee

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

  • 100g bag watercress or baby spinach
    Watercress

    Watercress

    wort-er-cress

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

Method

  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
AJ1960
30th Aug, 2019
5.05
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
Jane Rafferty's picture
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.
flauffy
26th Dec, 2018
4.05
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.
Nin
2nd Dec, 2018
5.05
Really tasty and simple to make.
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