Recipe: Roast Beetroot, Apple & Haloumi Salad

This roast beetroot, apple & haloumi salad really feels like winter on a plate! It’s somehow simultaneously both hearty and fresh, and it sure is delicious. Sure, it takes a little time to make, but it’s mainly hands off and so worth it!

Roast Beetroot, Apple & Haloumi Salad | I Spy Plum Pie

Ingredients List

  • 4 beetroot bulbs
  • 4 apples
  • Olive oil
  • 1tbs caster sugar
  • 200g haloumi
  • 1/2 cup walnuts
  • 2 cups rocket
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2tbs apple cider vinegar
  • 1tbs seeded mustard
  • Juice half a lemon
  • Salt & pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 180C
  2. Wrap the beetroot individually in aluminium foil and roast until a skewer goes in easily (40 minutes – 1 hour 20, depending on the size of the beetroot). Set aside to cool slightly, then peel and cut into wedges
  3. Core the apples and cut into wedges. Place on a lined baking tray and drizzle with olive oil and sugar and bake for 25 minutes, until golden and soft
  4. Slice the haloumi into batons and fry in a pan until golden on both sides
  5. Wipe the pan and dry toast the walnuts
  6. Toss together the rocket, beetroot, apple, haloumi and walnuts in a salad bowl
  7. Combine the olive oil, apple cider vinegar, mustard and lemon juice in a small jar and shake to combine. Season with salt and pepper then drizzle over when ready to serve

Roast Beetroot, Apple & Haloumi Salad | I Spy Plum Pie

I love how the sweetness of the roasted beetroot and apple go so well with the slight bitterness of the rocket and the salty haloumi. It’s so simple, but such a flavour punch at the same time.

Roast Beetroot, Apple & Haloumi Salad | I Spy Plum Pie

You can roast the beetroot in advance which definitely cuts down the preparation time on serving day. I don’t recommend roasting the apple in advance though, it can go a little soggy if you leave it sitting around too long. Don’t forget to pop a glove on when dealing with the beetroot too unless you fancy having pink hands for days afterwards!

Roast Beetroot, Apple & Haloumi Salad | I Spy Plum Pie

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1 Comment on Recipe: Roast Beetroot, Apple & Haloumi Salad

  1. Cindy
    August 31, 2017 at 10:32 am (6 years ago)

    Yum, that’s my kinda salad!


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