Saliha Mahmood Ahmed’s recipe for halloumi, yellow plum, radish & bitter leaf salad

We can’t get enough of 2017 Masterchef winner Saliha Mahmood Ahmed’s delicious recipes -taken from her new cookery book Khazana. This healthy and tasty salad is perfect for summer picnics and alfresco dining. If this exciting indo-Persian dish tingles your tastebuds then join Saliha when she shares her culinary inspirations at the Buxton International Festival Fri 12 July 2pm-3pm.


Halloumi cheese – one small pack

2 yellow plums

5-6 pink radishes

Half red onion, sliced into rings

Handful of fresh pomegranate

Handful of bitter leaves

Finely sliced flat leaf parsley

2 tablespoons of raspberry vinegar

2 tablespoons of olive oil


Cut the halloumi into 1cm thick rectangles and fry in a hot frying pan or griddle until they turn golden. Cut the plums and radishes into thin slices and add in the bitter leaves, halloumi and pomegranate. Dress with raspberry vinegar and olive oil. Serve immediately with a handful of chopped flat leaf parsley sprinkled over the top.