Umami Recipes
Umami Recipes

Summer Roast Vegetable Salad

4 servings


20 minutes

active time

1 hour 10 minutes

total time


1-2 large sweet potatoes (ca. 500g / 1 lb.)

500 g new potatoes

3 garlic cloves

2 Tbsp olive oil

2 red onions

1 red bell pepper

2 large zucchini

1 tsp dried oregano

½ tsp chilli flakes

200 g halloumi cheese

3 Tbsp pine nuts (sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds or a mixture)

sea salt and black pepper

4 Tbsp red wine vinegar

2 Tbsp olive oil

2 Tbsp neutral oil (eg. sunflower)

4 tsp wholegrain mustard

2 tsp runny honey

¼ tsp salt

small bunch fresh oregano (leaves only, finely chopped)

125 g rocket / arugula

small bunch basil

fresh white bread


PREPARE: Heat the oven to 220°C / 425°F / Gas 7. Peel the sweet potato and cut into large chunks. Roughly chop the potato and use the flat of a knife to squash the garlic cloves. Toss together in a bowl with the olive oil, then spread across a large baking tray. Season with salt and pepper, then roast for 20 minutes.

CHOP VEGETABLES: Meanwhile, halve the onions, then trim the root and tip end. Cut into wedges. Roughly chop the capsicum and zucchini, then toss together with the onion, oregano and chilli flakes in the bowl that had the potatoes in it. No need to add more oil, there will be enough in the bowl.

ROAST VEGETABLES: Slice the halloumi into 8 even pieces, then cut each piece in half again. After 20 minutes have passed, add the onion, capsicum and zucchini to the roasting tray and top with the halloumi. Scatter over the pine nuts or seeds and roast for a further 20-25 minutes, until the halloumi is lightly golden brown and the vegetables are tender.

MAKE THE VINAIGRETTE: While the vegetables are roasting, combine all the dressing ingredients in a glass jar and shake well to combine. Taste and adjust seasoning as necessary.

PLATE AND SERVE: When the vegetables have finished cooking, remove from the oven, pour over half the dressing and allow to cool for 5 minutes. Pile the rocket on a large serving platter, add the roasted vegetables and halloumi and toss gently to combine. Pour over the remaining dressing, garnish with fresh basil and season to taste. serve with fresh bread on the side.


Serving Size

1 plate


676 kcal

Total Fat

40 g

Saturated Fat

12 g

Unsaturated Fat

26 g

Trans Fat





905 mg

Total Carbohydrate

64 g

Dietary Fiber

10 g

Total Sugars

16 g


20 g

4 servings


20 minutes

active time

1 hour 10 minutes

total time
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