Serrano ham, halloumi and fig salad recipe

  • Serves 4
  • 15 mins to prepare and 5 mins to cook
  • 391 calories / serving
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Halloumi, Serrano ham and figs come together beautifully in this wintery starter complemented by a fiery chilli and sweet honey dressing. Fuss-free, it can be ready in just 20 minutes, leaving you more time to sit back and enjoy the celebrations.

  1. Make the dressing: combine the chopped chilli, vinegar and honey in a bowl and season with a little salt and some pepper. Gradually whisk in the oil, followed by 1 tsp water.
  2. Put the ham, figs and watercress in a mixing bowl.
  3. Pat the cubed halloumi dry with kitchen paper. Put a large frying pan over a high heat and leave for a minute. Add the halloumi to the hot pan and sear for a minute on all sides until golden brown.
  4. Tip into the mixing bowl, add the dressing and toss to mix. Divide between 4 serving plates and serve immediately.

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  • Ingredients

  • 150g (5oz) Serrano ham
  • 6 ripe figs, quartered
  • 50g (2oz) watercress, thick stems removed
  • 1 x 225g pack halloumi, cubed
  • For the dressing

  • 1 red chilli, seeded and finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp clear honey
  • 4 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • Energy 1640kj 391kcal 20%
  • Fat 19g 27%
  • Saturates 5g 23%
  • Sugars 41g 46%
  • Salt 2g 34%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 41.1g Protein 15.8g Fibre 7.7g


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