Sweet Potato, Avocado & Rocket Salad

Sweet Potato, Avocado & Rocket Salad

  • Serves: 4
  • Prep Time: 00:10
  • Cooking Time: 00:20
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The sweetness from roasted sweet potato and the creaminess of avocado, give a wonderful contrast to the light peppery flavour of rocket greens. You get the health benefits of sweet potato and nutrient dense avocado fruit in this satisfying warm salad.

Ingredients

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  • 800g sweet potato, peeled & cut into 3cm cubes
  • avocado oil, or olive oil, sea salt & pepper for roasting
  • 1 sml red onion, halved & cut into thin slices
  • 120g rocket greens
  • 1/2 punnet cherry tomato(es), halved
  • 1 - 2 avocado(s), cut into chunks or slices
  • DRESSING:
  • 1/4 cup coconut vinegar (organic & raw), or apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup avocado oil, or olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp lemon juice
  • Sea salt and pepper

Directions

Preheat oven to 190c. Spread the cubed sweet potato evenly over a baking tray. Drizzle with oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Use your hands to toss to coat the potatoes well. Bake for 20 minutes or until tender but not overly soft (it needs to keep it's shape when tossed through the salad).

Add the dressing ingredients to a bowl and mix. Add the sliced onion to the dressing and toss through. Set aside for 10 - 15 minutes.

Add the rocket greens, tomato and avocado to a large salad bowl or divided evenly between four individual bowls.

Add the warm sweet potato to the salad bowl and pour over the dressing and onion mixture. Toss gently to distribute all the ingredients well.

Serve immediately.

sweet potato

Sweet potatoes are a nutrient-dense root vegetable, naturally sweet and high in fibre. They are a rich source of beta carotene (vitamin A), on average one medium sweet potato provides more than 100% of the Recommended Dietary Intake (RDI) for vitamin C. Also high in vitamin E and potassium. Store in a cool place but not in the fridge.

avocado oil

Avocado oil is excellent for dressings and dips, pan frying and barbecuing, baking and roasting. Recent research on the heating of oils, has revealed avocado oil is perfect for high temperature cooking. Choose cold pressed, extra virgin, avocado oil. My favourite brand is 'Grove'. Purchase in a dark bottle and do not refrigerate.

red onion

Red onions are sometimes called purple onions and have a mild to sweet flavour. They are normally eaten raw or lightly cooked. Raw they add colour to salads, when lightly cooked some colour is lost. Red onions are packed with quercetin, aside from its antioxidant properties, quercetin has been found to possess cancer fighting, ani-fungal, aniti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties.

rocket greens

Rocket are green salad leaves that can't be classed as a true herb or vegetable. Rocket has a peppery, nutty flavour and has a texture similar to English Spinach. Also referred to as 'Arugula'. It's one of the nutritious green leafy herb/vegetables from the Mediterranean region, it has many vital phytochemicals antioxidants, vitamins and minerals.

tomato(es)

The tomato is a fruit but is much lower in sugar content than other fruits so it is typically eaten raw in salads and cooked in many dish and sauces from around the world. The tomato belongs to the nightshade family. Tomatoes contain carotene lycopene, one of the most powerful natural antioxidants.

avocado(s)

It is often mistaken for a vegetable, the avocado is a fruit. It has a rich buttery flavour and smooth texture. Avocados are a good source of healthy fats, vitamin C, E and B6, potassium and dietary fibre, also useful amounts of iron magnesium and folate.

coconut vinegar (organic & raw)

Coconut Vinegar is make from raw coconut tree sap. It's perfect for adding to salad dressing, it's a little sweeter than Apple Cider Vinegar. My favourite brand is 'Coconut Secret', which is organic, gluten-free and non-GMO. Coconut vinegar is unheated and is a live product which is naturally aged, full of prebiotics that promotes digestive health. Purchase from health food stores or online.

avocado oil

Avocado oil is excellent for dressings and dips, pan frying and barbecuing, baking and roasting. Recent research on the heating of oils, has revealed avocado oil is perfect for high temperature cooking. Choose cold pressed, extra virgin, avocado oil. My favourite brand is 'Grove'. Purchase in a dark bottle and do not refrigerate.

lemon juice

Use freshly squeezed lemon juice. Most store bought lemon juice containers preservatives.

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