Roasted sweet potato, eschalot and asparagus salad

Roasted sweet potato, eschalot and asparagus salad

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From
Zest
Serves
4
Prep
10 mins
Cooking time
30 mins
Photographer
Ian Hofstetter

This salad can make a wonderful light meal on its own. For a really colourful salad, roast baby beetroot and fennel and add these too. Roasted pistachio nuts also make a delicious addition, but if you do add them, remember the fat content of the salad will increase.

Ingredients

Quantity Ingredient
500g sweet potato, peeled and cut into chunks
8 eschalots, peeled and halved
1/4 cup oregano, roughly chopped
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 bunches asparagus, cut into 5 cm lengths
50g haloumi cheese, cubed
1 bunch watercress, sprigs picked

Dressing

Quantity Ingredient
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon honey
1 tablespoon white wine vinegar

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to hot, 200ºC.
  2. Arrange the sweet potato and eschalots in a baking dish. Toss through the oregano and olive oil. Bake for 20 minutes then add the asparagus and cheese and bake for a further 10 minutes. Remove from the oven and leave to cool slightly.
  3. To make the dressing, whisk all the ingredients together.
  4. When ready to serve, arrange the roasted vegetables and watercress in a large serving bowl, pour on the dressing and toss gently.

Super ingredient: Extra-virgin olive oil

  • Extra-virgin olive oil is one of the healthiest oils for us. It has a high content of natural squalene and plant sterols, which lower cholesterol levels. Polyphenols, the compounds responsible for its deep greenish colour and strong flavour, also help thin the blood and keep it free-flowing. As extra-virgin oil is cold-pressed, it doesn’t lose heat-sensitive vitamins or antioxidants. It aids the absorption of fat-soluble nutrients, and best of all, it makes vegetables and salads taste delicious.
Tags:
healthy
diet
low
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calorie
low-calorie
skinny
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