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One serving of spiced feta, pistachio & clementine salad

Spiced feta, pistachio & clementine salad

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  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Prep:
    • plus 3 hrs draining and overnight chilling
  • Easy
  • Serves 4

Need a break from rich Christmas food? This fresh, zingy feta, pistachio and clementine salad is just the ticket, plus there’s no cooking involved

  • Gluten-free
  • Vegetarian
Nutrition: Per serving


  • 180g feta, crumbled
  • 250g Greek yogurt
  • ½ tsp chilli flakes
  • 2 tbsp za’atar or mixed dried herbs
  • 70ml extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 2 tbsp white wine vinegar
  • 1 large banana shallot, very thinly sliced into rings
  • 150g rocket
  • 4 clementines, peeled and sliced horizontally
  • ½ small bunch of mint
  • 40g pistachios, chopped
  • 50g pomegranate seeds


  • STEP 1

    Put the feta in a bowl with the yogurt and ½ tsp salt and mash together well with a fork. Put in a sieve set over a bowl for 3 hrs, then chill overnight. Once chilled, roll into 12 balls the size of walnuts. Mix together the chilli and za’atar, then roll the feta balls in the mixture to coat. Put in the fridge to chill for 30 mins. Will keep chilled in a container for up to three days covered in a layer of olive oil.

  • STEP 2

    Mix the oil with the honey, vinegar and some seasoning to taste. Toss the shallots, rocket and clementine slices together with the mint. Arrange on a plate with the feta balls on top and drizzle over the dressing. Scatter with the chopped pistachios and pomegranate seeds.

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Recipe from Good Food magazine, November 2021


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