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Pear Walnut Salad with Quinoa and Halloumi

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Pear Walnut Salad with Quinoa and Halloumi
5 from 2 votes
Sweet and gritty pears meet the nutty and firm walnut in a tangy mustard orange dressing to create this tasty pear and walnut salad.
Cuisine:Vegan
Diet: egg-free, gluten-free
Prep Time:10 minutes
Total Time:10 minutes
Servings:2
Calories:514kcal

Ingredients

Dressing

Instructions

  • Prep the quinoa according to package instructions. In a pan fry the halloumi on medium heat until crispy. No oil necessary.
    ½ cup quinoa, 3.5 oz halloumi cheese

Salad

  • Chop the walnuts into smaller pieces.
    2 tbsp walnuts
  • Dice the pear into small cubes. Think roughly the size of a quartered date.
    1 pear
  • Chop the cranberries roughly.
    2 tbsp cranberries, dried
  • Throw all chopped ingredients and the washed arugula to the bowl too. Do make sure you wash the salad first, arugula often comes with a load of grit!
    1 handful arugula/rocket
  • Mix the orange juice, balsamic vinegar, mustard and olive oil together. Chuck in a dash or two of salt and pepper.
    ⅛ cup orange juice, 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar, 1 tbsp mustard, 1 tsp olive oil, Salt and pepper to taste
  • Stir into the salad. Serve. Done!

NOTES

Serve with toasted wholemeal bread or baguette.
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This recipe was inspired by VegKitchen.com
Make-ahead? Yes, absolutely.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Pear Walnut Salad with Quinoa and Halloumi
Amount per Serving
Calories
514
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
24
g
37
%
Saturated Fat
 
10
g
63
%
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
7
g
Monounsaturated Fat
 
6
g
Sodium
 
977
mg
42
%
Potassium
 
482
mg
14
%
Carbohydrates
 
59
g
20
%
Fiber
 
8
g
33
%
Sugar
 
23
g
26
%
Protein
 
20
g
40
%
Vitamin A
 
304
IU
6
%
Vitamin C
 
13
mg
16
%
Calcium
 
560
mg
56
%
Iron
 
3
mg
17
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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