Sweet, tangy, healthy, light and delicious! This sweet potato, pomegranate, feta salad is one of our favourites!
This salad reminds me of Summer! Which is silly, because apparently pomegranates are a Winter fruit…which also makes sense that it’s a Summer salad to me because Australia gets their pomegranates from California, which are in season on the Winter in the Northern Hemisphere! Mind blown yet? This also leaves me in a little bit of a predicament, because I feel like this is a Summer salad, but there are very few good pomegranates out at the moment so therefore it can’t be a Summer salad unless it’s an Australian Summer! But at the moment Australia has no pomegranates because it’s Winter over there, so I might remind everyone during the end of the year to eat this sweet potato, pomegranate & feta salad because IT IS AMAZING!
So after that long rant, aside from the fact that you know a little bit more about pomegranates and different hemisphere seasons, you would have figured that I really, really, really like this salad and LOVE pomegranate! Pomegranate is one of my favourite fruits, even if it is a little pesky to peel and pit! This salad is actually one that Adam created! He is very talented and although he has been demoted from article write, he is a very talented little cookie in the kitchen (…if only he could make me cookies). He made this amazing spinach and feta stuffed chicken the other night when we had this salad which was quite phenomenal as well! He has a knack for making up recipes on the spot…and consequently forgetting/not measuring the quantities on the spur of the moment, so you’re going to have to wait a bit for the stuffed chicken recipe! I made this sweet potato, pomegranate, feta salad for my early family Christmas at the end of last year, and it was certainly a hit with the fam! For today’s purpose however, I made the recipe enough for two people (as per usual) and found this to be the perfect amount of food for both of us! We’ve also made this for dinner parties before, just have simply doubled the ingredients! Easy peasy!
So if you can get your hands on a pomegranate, then we’d highly recommend making our sweet potato, pomegranate, feta salad! It’s tangy, light, fresh, a little sweet, healthy and quite amazing! It’s perfect all year round! Remember if you make any of our recipes, tag us on Instagram #healthypears
- 2 good handfuls of spinach
- 200g/7½ oz sweet potato
- seeds of half a pomegranate
- small block of feta (about 50-80g)
- small handful of pinenuts
- olive oil
- salt & pepper
- Preheat oven to 200C/420F.
- Peel sweet potato and dice into 2cm/1 inch cubes.
- Toss sweet potato in about ½ tablespoon of olive oil and season with salt and pepper.
- Place on a lined baking tray and bake until crispy and cooked through (about 30-40 mins)
- Leave sweet potato to cool for 10 mins
- Add spinach to a small salad bowl. Top with sweet potato, feta, pomegranate seeds and pinenuts.
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