Ingredients

  • 800g sweet potato
  • 200g red capsicum (sweet pepper)
  • 150g baby spinach
  • 1/2 cup of almonds (toasted)

Dressing ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Author of this recipe

The Fresh Ingredient

The Fresh Ingredient

Greengrocer / retailer

We love fresh food, we love the convenience of throwing beautiful fresh produce into a bowl dressing it simply and sharing it with family and friends. Read more
Total votes: 11

What's your favourite salad? That was an easy question for Peter, "I love roasted sweet potato and I love roasted capsicums" So here is Peter's baby spinach and sweet potato salad with roasted capsiums to share and enjoy. "It's a combination that you could eat almost everyday", says Peter.

Preparation

Peel then cut the sweet potato into 2cm cubes, coat them in olive oil and bake in the oven at 180*C for 30-40 minutes until golden brown. Then cut the capsicum into 2cm strips and brush with a little olive oil and roast or grill for about 5-6 minutes per side. (until char grilled)

Crush and lightly toast the almonds and then prepare the dressing by whisking all the ingredients together in a jar.

Once the vegetables are roasted, assemble the salad on top of a healthy 'bed' of baby spinach leaves top with the sweet potato, roasted capscium and a generous drizzle of the homemade dressing.

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Salad creating at The Fresh Ingredient

Salad creating at The Fresh Ingredient

The idea behind the event was to feature four salads created by each member of our family and share these salads with our customers as a simple thank you for buying local produce and enjoying salads every day. We wanted to demonstrate how fun and easy it is to create and share fresh produce with friends and family.

Just like any other day in the fruit shop, everyone's mood was lifted by the sounds of records spinning on the sound system and impromptu performances on the old, in-store piano— not something you would expect to see in your average supermarket. 

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Here are the recipes to each of the four salads. Please share and enjoy them all.

  • Sweet melon salad with raspberries, mint and feta by Luke >> Recipe here
  • Salanova lettuce with cherry tomatoes, avocado and herbs by Sarah >> Recipe here
  • Mary's baby cos salad with char-grilled pear and blue cheese dressing >> Recipe here
  • Spinach, capsicum and sweet potato salad - Peter's favourite >> Recipe here

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