Warm sweet potato, rocket and goat’s cheese salad

Warm sweet potato, rocket and goat’s cheese salad

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Serves
2
Photographer
Lisa Linder

Sweet potatoes are really good for us as they contain lots of antioxidants, vitamins and other healing properties. This salad is very grounding and nourishing, it is fantastic for vata but also good for pitta and only slightly increases kapha energy but in a positive way. It is a delicious salad – the sweetness of the potato, the peppery spices, the slight bitterness of the leaves, the lemony dressing and the crunch of the almonds work really well together. The watercress is great for cleansing pitta and a good pungent green for warming up kapha and vata. Even though this recipe forms a side salad, I often eat a larger portion as a light meal in the summer months.

Ingredients

Quantity Ingredient
1 medium orange-fleshed sweet potato, peeled and diced into 2.5 cm cubes
1 small red onion, peeled and sliced into thin wedges
2 teaspoons vegetable oil
1/2 teaspoon panch phoran seeds
freshly ground black pepper
40g small watercress leaves
15g whole almonds, blanched and lightly roasted and split through the middle
50g soft goat’s cheese, (omit this if you have a kapha imbalance)
salt

Dressing

Quantity Ingredient
1 3/4 teaspoons lemon juice
4 teaspoons vegetable oil
1/2 teaspoon garlic paste

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 190ºC.
  2. Place the potato and onion in a small baking tray. Heat the oil in a small saucepan and add the seeds. When they have sizzled for 10 seconds over a low heat, pour over the vegetables, season and mix well. Place in the oven and roast until soft, around 45–50 minutes.
  3. Whisk together all the ingredients for the dressing and season with salt and lots of freshly ground black pepper.
  4. When ready to serve, I pour the dressing straight in the baking tray and toss well to coat, then throw in the leaves and almonds and continue to stir until all well amalgamated. Plate up and serve warm with the goat’s cheese crumbled on top.
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health
diet
ayurvedic
ayurveda
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