Looking for a salad idea that's truly out of the ordinary? Pickling your own raspberries is quick and easy in this recipe, which combines the tart marinaded fruit with salty, satisfying halloumi.

To save even more time, you can make the pickles and the croutons the day before.


For the spiced pickled raspberries

  • 100ml Cider vinegar
  • 1 Star anise
  • 4 Peppercorns
  • ½tsp Fennel seeds
  • Pinch of chilli flakes
  • 1tbsp Sugar
  • 100g Raspberries
  • 3 Radishes thinly sliced
  • ½ a small red onion thinly sliced

For the sourdough croutons

  • 100g sourdough bread preferably a day old
  • Clove of garlic halved
  • 1tbsp Olive oil

For the salad

  • 150g Halloumi
  • 2tsp Olive oil
  • Mixed salad leaves


  • STEP 1

    For the pickles, warm the vinegar in a small pan with the star anise, peppercorns, fennel seeds, chilli and sugar until the sugar has dissolved. Set aside to cool slightly, then add the raspberries, radishes and onion and leave to marinate for at least 20 minutes (can be as long as overnight). The ingredients will turn the vinegar pink.

  • STEP 2

    For the croutons, preheat the oven to 200C/fan 180C/gas mark 6. Slice the sourdough and rub the cut side of the garlic over the bread and then cut it into cubes. Drizzle with the olive oil, toss to mix and then bake in the oven for 5 minutes until golden and crisp.

  • STEP 3

    Pat dry the halloumi with kitchen paper and then slice the block into 6 pieces. Heat the oil in a frying pan add the slices and cook for 3-4 minutes turning until golden on both sides. You may need to do this in batches.

  • STEP 4

    Divide the leaves between plates, add the halloumi, spoon over the pickles and top with the croutons.