Food for Runners Recipes

Halloumi, Green Bean and Potato Salad

4th March 2012

I am so glad it is Sunday and I am taking a real day off after a very stressful week, resting at home! Well, that is if you exclude the 8k run along the Thames I did in the morning! ;) As you can see, my fiancé is not the only runner benefiting from my Food for Runners series! ;)

Yesterday I was craving a healthy and light dinner, so I looked for salad ideas on the Runner’s World website and chose to make Halloumi, Green Bean and Potato Salad.

Halloumi packs in twice as much calcium as other common salad cheeses, such as feta, so it’s good for the bones. Green beans give a boost of vitamin K and minerals. Potatoes are starchy carbs, so they are good to have the day before a race.


* 200g halloumi
* 1 sweet potato, steamed
* 100g green beans, steamed
* 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
* 1 tsp apple vinegar
* 30g capers
* 1 red chilli, finely chopped
* 10 black olives
* 10 cherry tomatoes


Peel the potato and cut it in small cubes. Clean the green beans. Steam for about 20-30′ or until tender.

In a bowl, mix the potatoes, green beans, tomatoes (halved), chilli, capers, olives (halved). Season with extra virgin olive oil, vinegar, salt and pepper.

Heat the olive oil in a non-stick frying pan and cook the halloumi slices on both sides for a few minutes. Then add the halloumi to the salad and serve immediately.

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  • Great. I’m training for a half marathon in 9 weeks. Your food for runners series is very helpful! And your recipes are always delicious. Fun and easy to include in the training. Thanks ;-)

    • Thank you and good luck with your training! I ran a half marathon last September and it was great fun!

      • It is fun. This will be my 5th half, but the first one in which I will try to include food as part of the training. Where did you run the half in September?

      • Oh! That must have been fun! I should add that one to my calendar.

  • I do love a bit of squeaky cheese – that’s what Katherine, my girlfriend, calls it. This salad looks wonderful.

  • An Ng.

    I just came across your blog and must say: It is really lovely! The salad looks delicious as well. I love Halloumi and sometimes would just roast it on a tray with some merguez sausages for dinner alongside a salad.

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