Photo of Duck, fennel & pomegranate salad by WW

Duck, fennel & pomegranate salad

8 - 10
PersonalPoints™ per serving
Total Time
30 min
10 min
20 min
Perfect for summer evenings, this warm salad looks impressive but takes less than an hour to put together!


Duck Breast, Skinless, raw

260 g, trimmed of fat

White Pitta Bread

1 medium

Calorie controlled cooking spray

4 spray(s)


1 portion(s), medium, trimmed and thinly sliced


80 g


2 leaf/leaves, small, little gem, shredded


1 medium, seeds removed


20 individual, chopped

Dill, Fresh

1 teaspoons, chopped

Pomegranate Molasses

4 tablespoons


1 medium, zest and reserve the juice

Chilli flakes

1 pinch


1 medium, juice

Olive Oil

2 tablespoons, extra virgin

White Wine Vinegar

1 tablespoons


1 clove(s), crushed


  1. To make the marinade, combine all the marinade ingredients in a bowl. Add the duck, season, then marinate for at least 30 minutes.
  2. Preheat the oven to 180°C, fan 160°C, gas mark 4. Split the pitta open and put on a baking sheet. Mist with cooking spray and season with salt. Bake for 5 minutes or until crisp. Let cool then break into small pieces.
  3. Mist a large, ovenproof frying pan with cooking spray and heat over a medium-high heat. Fry the duck for 2 minutes until it starts to caramelise, then turn and cook for 1 minute. Transfer the pan to the oven and cook for 8-10 minutes for rare, 10-12 minutes for medium and 12-14 minutes for well-done. Cover with kitchen foil and leave to rest for 5 minutes before slicing thinly.
  4. Combine the fennel, watercress, lettuce, pomegranate seeds, pistachios and dill in a large bowl. To make the dressing, whisk together the orange juice, oil, vinegar and garlic, then season to taste. Toss with the salad.
  5. Divide the salad between plates, scatter over the pitta shards and serve topped with the sliced duck.