Carrot, halloumi & four-seed salad
½ tsp fennel seeds
½ tsp coriander seeds
1 tbsp sunflower seeds
1 tbsp pumpkin seeds 4 (about 450g) Waitrose Duchy Organic Carrots
5 tbsp cider vinegar
2 tbsp sultanas, roughly chopped
½ x 250g pack halloumi, cut into 1cm slices
1. Dry-toast the fennel and coriander seeds in a frying pan for about 1 minute until fragrant. Set aside to cool slightly, then roughly crush in a pestle and mortar. Meanwhile, dry-toast the sunflower and pumpkin seeds for 1-2 minutes until golden; remove and set aside.
2. Using a vegetable peeler or mandoline, carefully pare long ribbons from the carrots and courgette (discard or snack on any leftover pieces). Place in a large bowl with the vinegar, crushed fennel and coriander seeds, sultanas and 100ml ice-cold water, then set aside.
3. Meanwhile, dry-fry the halloumi slices in the frying pan over a medium-high heat for 1-2 minutes on each side, until golden, then remove and chop into chunks. Drain the carrot, courgette and sultanas in a sieve, shaking off any excess, and discard the liquid. Place on 2 plates and top with the warm halloumi before scattering over the sunflower and pumpkin seeds.
The quick-pickled carrot is lovely and crisp, and has a sharp kick to contrast with the saltiness of the cheese.
This recipe appeared within the July 2018 recipe card collection.
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