Pear, Walnut and Haloumi Cheese Salad

pear saladThis salad is great as a side or if you want to make it a delicious main meal, add in the turkey and quinoa (or brown rice if you like) to really fill you up.

A lovely addition to healthy eating entertainment or for a weekend meal with family.

Prep time: 5 minutes

Cook time: 10 minutes

Serves 4


  • 2 pears peeled and sliced into 16ths (each pear)
  • 4 tbs of walnuts (slightly crushed)
  • 8 slices of haloumi
  • 4 cups of green mixed salad
  • 8 slices of deli turkey (optional)
  • 1 cup of cooked quinoa (optional)


  • 2 tbs of mustard
  • 1 lemon squeezed
  • 1 tbs of apple cider vinegar


  1. Slice up the pears and the haloumi and pop the haloumi under the grill. Cook the haloumi on each side for a few minutes.
  2. Dry pan fry the walnuts to release their flavours and toast.
  3. If you are going to include the quinoa, rinse it and cook as per the packet instructions. Drain and set aside.
  4. In a separate dish/bowl combine the dressing ingredients together and put aside.
  5. Put all the salad ingredients into a large bowl. Tear up the turkey and place it on top if you like. Lightly toss the combine and portion out onto separate plates. Drizzle with the salad dressing.

270 calories per serve (including turkey and quinoa)

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written by:

Amanda Dos Santos

Mandy is an experienced Nutritionist, food scientist and writer with over 10 years experience in the Heath industry. She has been part of the Healthy Mummy team of experts since 2012, writing informative and current blog posts and contributing to our recipe books. She has played an integral part in creating the recipes on our 28 Day Weight Loss Challenges since they first started in July 2014.Mandy is a mum of three and loves working for The Healthy Mummy, ”Especially on the challenges as I can create recipes which empower women to create nourishing food for themselves and their families’."