This sweet potato pomegranate feta salad is perfect for the holiday season, a winter recipes, OR summer salad (if you’re in the southern hemisphere!) Slightly sweet, a little tangy, light and so colourful, it’ll be your new fav!
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 in reality, it’s a Winter salad because it features some EPIC Winter produce! That is I guess though if you’re in the norther hemisphere? Sometimes blogging for two different countries is confusing.
But seriously, how good (and underrated) are pomegranates. They are actually my favourite fruit and I always get so excited to see them in the supermarkets, especially when they are 2 for $5!!!
Oh em geee… gimme all of them!
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!
I have a lot of winter/hearty salads on the blog, like this one, this one and this one, but for some reason I always forget about this salad until around Christmas time. And I don’t know why! Must be the red and green combination?
But seriously, this sweet potato pomegrate feta salad…I die.
This salad is actually one that Adam created!
Although he has been demoted from article writing for THCK (following a certain article about cats, long story!), he is a very talented little cookie in the kitchen (…if only he could make me cookies). He has made so many amazing recipes for me in the past 9 years!
He has a knack for making up recipes on the spot…and consequently forgetting/not measuring the quantities on the spur of the moment however, which is why there is a relative lack of recipes from him.
I made this sweet potato pomegranate feta salad for my early family Christmas before I moved to America, and it was certainly a hit with the fam!
You can’t go past the bright colours, the crunch of the pine nuts, sweetness of the potato and pomegranate and tanginess of the feta. It’s actually a flavour and texture combination made in heaven!
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- 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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