Roasted Pear and Haloumi Salad
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Recipe type: Salad
  • 250g halloumi cheese
  • 30ml olive oil
  • 2 large (3 small) red apples - I use pink ladies
  • 2 just ripe pears
  • 1 avocado
  • 100g baby spinach leaves
  • 1t maple syrup
  • 1t apple cider vinegar
  • 1t pomegranate mollases
  • 2t olive oil - extra
  • 30g roughly chopped walnuts (optional)
  1. Combine maple syrup, cider vinegar, molasses and olive oil in a small bowl and whisk to combine.
  2. Slice the halloumi into thick slices.
  3. Heat a frypan over a high heat, add in some oil for frying, and fry the halloumi until golden on each side.
  4. While the halloumi is cooking, core the apples and pears and cut into thin wedges - I get between 12 and 16 slices per apple depending on the size.
  5. One the halloumi has cooked, remove from the pan, and set aside. Tear into smallish pieces.
  6. Heat some more oil in the frypan and cook the apple and pear until they are slightly caramelised on each side, but still crisp in the middle.
  7. Remove the apple and pear from the pan.
  8. Peel and slice the avocado.
  9. In a large serving bowl, place the baby spinach, avocado, apple, pear, and halloumi. Toss gently with the dressing.
  10. Sprinkle over the walnuts if desired.
  11. Serve.
*If you don't have pomegranate molasses, add an extra teaspoon each of cider vinegar and maple syrup.

I tend to serve this with some grilled chicken, but it would also be fine as a meal on its own.
Recipe by Country Life Experiment at