Published On: Tue, Jul 9th, 2019

Roasted sweet potato and goats’ cheese salad recipe

This nutritious salad is filling and tangy. Delicious served warm or cold, it makes the perfect lunch!

 

Roasted sweet potato and goats' cheese salad

This nutritious salad is filling and tangy. Delicious served warm or cold, it makes the perfect lunch!

Course lunch
Keyword salad
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 611 kcal
Author Waitrose

Ingredients

  • 500 g Essential Waitrose sweet potato (about 2 medium-large)
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 50 g pecan halves
  • 2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 small red onion peeled, finely sliced
  • 250 g pack pre-cooked red and white quinoa
  • 130 g tub pitted black olives drained and roughly chopped
  • 1 1/2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 115 g bag of baby spinach
  • 125 g soft goat's cheese, crumbled
  • a squeeze of lemon juice

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 220ºC/Gas Mark 7. Cut the sweet potatoes into 3cm (1 1/4 in) chunks and toss with the olive oil in a large roasting tin. Season and roast for 25 minutes, stirring halfway. Put the pecans in a smaller roasting tin and place in the oven for the final 6 minutes of the cooking time.

  2. Meanwhile, heat the extra-virgin olive oil in a small pan over a low heat and very gently fry the red onion until softened, about 4-5 minutes. Tip in the olives and balsamic vinegar, warming through, then season and set aside.

  3. Heat the quinoa according to pack instructions. When the sweet potatoes are done, take out of the oven and stir through the quinoa to combine. Transfer to a large serving plate with the spinach, then roughly chop the pecans and scatter over. Spoon over the red onion, olive and balsamic dressing and top with the goat's cheese, a grinding of black pepper and a squeeze of lemon juice.

Nutrition Facts
Roasted sweet potato and goats' cheese salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 611 Calories from Fat 358
% Daily Value*
Fat 39.8g61%
Saturated Fat 10.6g66%
Sugar 3.1g3%
Protein 15.8g32%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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