Happy Vegetarian Week 2021

Happy Vegetarian Week 2021

Published May 12, 2021

National Vegetarian Week Recipe

Vegetarian Halloumi and Carrot Salad with Mint and Seeds

Actually, this Vegetarian Halloumi, Carrot Salad Recipe originated from my vegan Carrot Salad with Mint and Seeds Recipe but what the heck, if you eat dairy then why not add some halloumi for some extra flavour and protein?

You will love this Vegetarian Carrot Salad with Mint and Seeds Recipe with or without halloumi guaranteed! Try them both depending on what you fancy!

It is the perfect recipe for a BBQ and evening dinner, whether you’re cooking for 2 or 10 it is really quick and easy to make, not to mention highly nutritious! In fact it contains 4 of your 5 a day!

For a bit of naughtiness, you can always enjoy with a glass of Sauvignon or Pouilly Fume from Majestic, they go so well with this dish to compliment the flavours.

Serves: This recipe serves 2 as a main or 4 as a starter. 

Main ingredients

1 firm block of halloumi, cut into 6-8 pieces and fry, oven bake, grill or BBQ until it starts to brown slightly on both sides. 

4 cups of grated carrots (I use the Magimix grater which makes it a doddle and takes a few minutes, I bought it from Amazon, they have some great Magimix discounts on Amazon at the moment)

1 cup mixed seeds or stick to just sesame, pumpkin, sunflower or any nuts

5-10 Radishes cut thinly

1-4 tbs (depending on taste) chopped mint (fresh ideally, from the garden even better!)

Vegetarian carrot and mint salad with radishes


1 tsp garlic granules or you can use fresh (optional)

4 tbl spoons of olive oil or any other good oil (any variety)

1-2 tbl spoons of any good vinegar, I used cider or white wine but you can use red wine if you like

1/2 a lemon  

Lemons on a green chopping board


To make the salad, simply start with grating the carrots, then cut the radishes really thinly, add to a bowl, sprinkle with the seeds / nuts, mint and then mix all of the salad dressing ingredients in separate jug then pour over the salad according to taste. Simply finish with the lemon, cut the lemon in half, use one half to squeeze over the salad (or add to the salad dressing beforehand) and cut the other half into segments to serve. Voila! It couldn’t be simpler!

If using halloumi simply follow the on pack instructions and add onto of the salad at the very end.

Halloumi, carrot and radish salad with lemon and seeds

I love the mint in this recipe which is in season at the moment, I have included a picture of it growing wildly in my garden with the bluebells.

Mint growing in a garden

Where is the best place to buy the ingredients for a Vegetarian Halloumi and Carrot Salad with Mint and Seeds?

Voucher Shares recommends Planet Organic for the seeds / nuts, vinegar and olive oil. You can get organic carrots, lemon, mint, halloumi, olive oil, vinegar and radishes (which are in season at the moment!) from Abel and Cole. They have everything for this delicious recipe and their ingredients are healthy and organic and sustainably sourced.

Always check Voucher Shares For the latest Planet Organic discount codes and Abel and Cole voucher codes.

Fancy something else? Don’t fret! Mindful Chef, Gousto, Simply Cook and Hello Fresh do amazing vegetarian boxes which remove the need to think, simply choose your box and hey presto it turns up with a recipe card and all the ingredients ready to go!

Don’t fancy cooking? Well if you fancy the opposite of this carrot salad you could always check out our Pizza Hut voucher codes, they do a great range of vegetarian pizzas.

Make sure you always check Voucher Shares for the latest Planet Organic Voucher Codes and Abel and Cole Voucher Codes, Pizza Hut voucher codes, Mindful Chef Voucher codes and all other voucher codes, remember we give 5% to World Land Trust too so you are helping the planet by shopping with us. 

Miranda Coombes, mother of 2, passionate about the environment, keen horse rider, marathon runner and a business owner

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