Sunday, August 06, 2006

Sweet Potato Salad Recipe

Soft, roasted sweet potato, tender green beans and caramelised onion are coated with a sweet chilli, balsamic vinegar and garlic dressing.

Serves 4-6 as a side dish.

500g peeled sweet potato (about one large sweet potato)
30ml (1 1/2 tablespoons) oil
Salt and pepper
1 large (about 190g) red onion, peeled and cut into about 10 wedges
4 medium garlic cloves, unpeeled
80g (about a handful) of topped and tailed green beans
20ml (1 tablespoon) balsamic vinegar
40ml (2 tablespoons) mild sweet chilli sauce

Preheat oven to 200 degrees Celsius (180 degrees Celsius fan-forced).

Cut sweet potato into 3/4 centimetre slices. Cut slices into bite-sized pieces.

Place sweet potato slices in a single layer on a large baking tray. Drizzle with 1 tablespoon of the oil and toss to coat potato with oil. Season with salt and pepper. Bake for 15 minutes. ©

Add onion and garlic to the tray with the sweet potato. Add remaining 1/2 tablespoon of oil and toss everything together. Return tray to oven and cook for a further 20-30 minutes, or until vegetables are tender and onion has lightly caramelised. Turn vegetables once during cooking.

Half fill a medium saucepan with water and bring to the boil. Add beans to saucepan and boil for about 3 minutes, until beans are tender but still a bit crisp. Remove from heat and drain. Place beans in a bowl of cold water for 10 seconds to stop the cooking process. Drain and cut into 4 centimetre lengths.

Squeeze roasted garlic from its skin and place in a small bowl. Mash garlic using a fork. Add balsamic vinegar and chilli sauce to garlic and stir to combine.

Toss dressing, beans, sweet potato and onion together in a large bowl. Serve salad hot or cold. Store any leftover salad in an airtight container in the refrigerator.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fantastic, easy recipe. Nice change from the regular carb-loaded potato salad!

22/1/07 7:26 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i discovered your recipes today... gonna make 2 of them for vegetarian brother's birthday! It would be so nice if there was a printer friendly page though!

7/2/07 7:07 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Was looking for caramelised onion recipe and found your site. I just LUV it. I will be making the potato pancakes tonight and will try this sweet potato salad on the weekend! Thanks for the nice and easy guidance.

14/3/07 11:51 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is my new favourite side dish. I can't wait to make it to take to a party or bbq and wait for everyones reactions.

Tip - Make sure the garlic is thoroughly soft otherwise the dressing is not as nice.

Agree on the printer friendly page

16/3/07 9:26 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

to Luisa and Ellie

Just highlight the recipe (not ads and stuff) and pring and click file>print and then check "selection" only the parts that are highlighted will print. If you don't want all the pictures then highlight as above and copy and then paste into a word document where you can take the pictures away and make any changes so you can keep the recipe say to one page.

Good luck

Great site girls...I love your recipes so classy and delicious and the photos make my mouth water!!! My favourite site by far.

25/7/07 4:53 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Love this recipe! Before I found your site I was the friend who couldn't cook, now my friends are asking me for the recipes! Thank you, I have now tried a few dishes and found all your recipes very easy to follow and delicious! This is a fantastic site..

28/8/07 9:32 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A similar dish I make is various roasted vege's cooked as per the sweet potato, when tender, add 1 Tbsp olive oil to hot pan, 1 Tbsp seeded / wholegrain mustard, 2 Tbsp Balsamic vinegar and 1 Tbsp Honey and toss through till it forms a nice sweet glaze, then add a good handful of Baby Spinach leaves and toss through and serve. best vegetarian dish ever.

30/9/07 6:43 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wonderful site!! and Aussie, so hopefully no weird ingredients we've never heard of!! I have printed out four already to try, this wonderful potato salad first on the list for a Christmas luncheon on thursday.
Thankyou so much for sharing your great recipes, you are now in my favourites.....

11/12/07 10:47 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I can't wait to try the wonderful recipes I have just printed out. Reading the comments is great as well and I have taken some notes and will remember the tips as well.

18/1/08 11:07 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I found this site on Thursday February 21, being a busy mum of 5 yes I did say 5 I found it hard to make meals that are interesting as well as healthy. Tonight we are having the Vegetarian Lasagna and thought the Sweet Potato Salad would be an interesting side dish. I also appreciate that this a site created by Aussie's and the ingredients are easy to find. Added to my favorites. Thanks Girls

22/2/08 12:22 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great Recipes, I have used this sweet potato salad and so yummy, I layer it over baby spinich leaves looks great presented this way.
I also agree on th eprinter friendly pages.

20/3/08 10:58 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've made this so many times and every time it still packs that WOW factor. Friends love it too.

31/3/08 8:29 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tried this receipe for a dinner party, it was of course a hit. Now my Girlfriend makes me make it for every occasion. Curse you exclusively food! (just joking).

15/4/08 12:14 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Very nice salad...
Good plate appeal & colors,
I am using this for the nursing home where I work,

22/4/08 1:56 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gorgeous and so easy to prepare - I happened to have some left over baked ricotta which I tossed through and it gave the salad a lovely creamy silkiness that lifted it to supreme salad status!

22/7/08 2:05 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A friend made this for lunch today and it was just the most gorgeous sweet potato recipe ever! Loved it!

21/10/08 4:46 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This was a great find online and both my partner and I were delighted with the outcome. Simple and elegant meal, went well with the hearty miso soup.

8/12/08 10:23 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i made this but added mushrooms and also a few tablespoons of brown suger for a sweeter taste. looked and tasted amazing!

13/1/10 4:35 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Printer friendly option is towards the top right hand side of the page. Just select print text only. Great recipes!!

8/12/10 3:24 pm  
Anonymous Maryj said...

Love this recipe. Have made it 4 times in the last month. Easy to make, tastes great, my husband loves it too.

28/1/11 10:25 pm  
Blogger Lauren aka Ms Baklover said...

Fabulous recipe - absolute winner. Always at a loss with sweet potato but this will be on high rotation. I have actually snacked on it like a lolly/treat!

31/10/11 4:41 pm  

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