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Sweet Potato salad

Again another BBC Goodfood recipe. I liked it and wanted to try it , firstly because the colour was so enticing.:) Secondly did you know that sweet potatoes are a power house of Vitamin A, vitamin B5, B6, niacin, thiamine, riboflavine and carotenoids, meaning full of anti oxidants?? BBC Goodfood website has an interesting colour chart to check on whether you are getting your daily requirements.

and thirdly because I had a bag of organic sweet potatoes sprouting roots on my counter top..yeah I bought it a week ago and just couldn’t find the time to cook much this week.

So yup..today I made sure I used at least half the bag before the husband started nagging….:)

Prep time 10min

Cook time 35mins

Recipe:

  • 1kg sweet potato, washed, peeled and chopped into equal sized chunks
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 tbsp olive oil

Dressing:

  • half a small red onion, chopped fine
  • 4 spring onions, sliced fine
  • small bunch of chives, snipped fine
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 5 tbsp sherry vinegar ( I used white wine vinegar)
  • 2 tbsp honey

Pre heat oven to 200 deg C. Get a roasting tin, line it with a baking sheet and and add the chopped sweet potatoes. Toss it with the olive oil and season lightly. Roast for about 30-35 minutes.

While that’s roasting, get started on the dressing. Get a small bowl and add all the ingredients. Whisk it till everything is mixed well. Once the sweet potatoes are done , let it cool, then toss with the dressing.

Enjoy knowing that you are nourishing your body! 🙂

Watermelon and Feta Salad

Is the blistering heat getting to you as it is to me..and on a hot sunny day you just feel like eating something light and fresh. This salad is just that. The sweetness of the watermelon and the saltiness of the feta with the fresh mint is the kind of freshness you want to gorge on in this heat!

Recipe (adapted from Jamie Oliver magazine)

  • 500g of watermelon cut into big cubes
  • 1 small onion cut finely into rings
  • 250g feta cheese, crumbled
  • small bunch of mint leaves
  • olive oil
  • freshly ground black pepper

Cut watermelon into cubes and put into a bowl. Crumble the feta cheese over the watermelon together with the torn mint leaves.

Add the finely cut onion rings and toss with some olive oil and ground black pepper.

Enjoy!