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Basil Haloumi Niçoise Salad

Basil Haloumi Niçoise Salad

with Lemon Pepper Potatoes

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Have you met our new friend, basil haloumi? It has all the squeaky cheesiness of regular haloumi, but with the subtle addition of basil for some fresh flavour. Here it stars in a vegetarian take on France’s favourite salad for a taste of Europe in a bowl!

Tags:Naturally Gluten-FreeNot Suitable for Coeliacs
Preparation Time30 minutes
Cooking difficultyLevel 1
serving amount
Ingredientsarrow down iconarrow down icon
serving amount

2 unit


1 sachet

lemon pepper spice blend

(May be presentGluten)

1 bag

green beans

2 unit


1 bag

cos lettuce

1 tub

Dijon mustard


1 block

basil haloumi


Not included in your delivery

olive oil

2 unit



1 tsp


2 tsp

vinegar (white wine or red wine)

Nutritional Valuesper serving
Nutritional Valuesarrow down iconarrow down icon
per serving
Energy (kJ)2730 kJ
Fat40.9 g
of which saturates17.1 g
Carbohydrate34 g
of which sugars7.7 g
Protein33.8 g
Sodium1150 mg
The average adult daily energy intake is 8700 kJ
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Baking Paper
Baking Tray
Chopping board
Medium Pan
Large Bowl
Medium Non-Stick Pan
Instructionsarrow up iconarrow up icon
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Roast the potatoes
Roast the potatoes

Preheat the oven to 220°C/200°C fan-forced. Bring a medium saucepan of water to the boil. Cut the potato (unpeeled) into 1cm chunks. TIP: Cut the potato to the correct size so it cooks in the allocated time. Place the potato on an oven tray lined with baking paper. Drizzle with olive oil and add the lemon pepper spice blend and a pinch of salt. Toss to coat, then roast for 25-30 minutes or until tender.

Get prepped
Get prepped

While the potatoes are roasting, trim the green beans and cut into thirds. Roughly chop the tomato. Shred the cos lettuce. Gently place the eggs into the saucepan of boiling water using a large slotted spoon. Reduce to a gentle simmer and cook for 6-7 minutes. TIP: Cook for 6 minutes if you like your yolk medium, or 7 minutes if you prefer your yolk hard. In the last 2 minutes, add the green beans. Transfer the eggs and beans to a large bowl of iced water. Once cool, peel the eggs.

Make the dressing
Make the dressing

In a large bowl, combine the Dijon mustard, honey, vinegar and olive oil (2 tbs for 2 people / 4 tbs for 4 people). Season to taste with salt and pepper, then mix well to combine.

Make the salad
Make the salad

Transfer the tomato, cos lettuce and green beans to the bowl with the dressing. TIP: Toss the salad just before serving to keep the leaves crisp.

Cook the haloumi
Cook the haloumi

Cut the basil haloumi into 2cm chunks. In a medium frying pan, heat a drizzle of olive oil over a medium-high heat. Add the haloumi and cook for 2 minutes on each side, or until golden brown.

Serve up
Serve up

Slice the eggs in half. Divide the niçoise salad between plates and top with the basil haloumi, potatoes and eggs.