Sweet Potato Salad

Usually boiled, chipped or roasted, sweet potatoes also taste amazing raw in a salad. 

High in vitamin A and a good source of potassium. fibre and vitamin C, the raw sweet potatoes in this salad are colourful, tasty and filling.

A perfect lunch for those planning to slip into the swimsuit in a couple of months, this salad will also amaze family or guests who have not yet heard of eating sweet potatoes raw.

Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • 1 Large sweet potato
  • 2 Spring onion sliced
  • Small bunch of rocket
  • 2 tsp Honey
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 Slices of goats’ cheese
  • 50 g Black and white sesame seeds
  • Salt and pepper

Method

  1. Peel the sweet potato and slice into thin length-wise strips.
  2. Dress the sweet potato with the honey, a little salt and pepper, sesame oil and a little olive oil, mix well and place in the fridge for 20 minutes.
  3. In the meantime, drizzle the goats’ cheese with a little olive oil and top with the sesame seeds, place under a grill for 3 or 4 minutes or until the cheese starts to melt and the seeds are golden.
  4. Add the rocket and onion to the sweet potato and mix.
  5. Place a handful of salad on the centre of the plate, top with a slice of goats’ cheese and serve.

Tips:

  • This salad is fantastic with some warm walnut crusty bread.
  • A mandolin is a cooking utensil used for slicing and for cutting. You can buy one in any good kitchen shop.

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