Things I have been cooking lately #77: Sweet potato and chorizo salad

I am a massive fan of sweet potatoes in every possible incarnation – baked, roasted, fried, mashed… I cannot get enough of their sweet, yet earthy flavour. I think this warm salad makes the best of the salty feta and chorizo and the sweetness of the potatoes… and it’s delicious, quick and hearty.

Sweet potato and chorizo salad

500g sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed
2 tablespoons of olive oil
1 teaspoon of dried rosemary
1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
100g sliced chorizo3 tablespoons of balsamic vinegar
200g baby spinach
1/2 cup pitted black olives, cut in half
100g feta cheese
Salt
Pepper

Preheat your oven to 180 C. Put the sweet potato cubes in a roasting tray and drizzle with the olive oil. Then sprinkle over the rosemary, smoked paprika and a little salt and pepper. Roast for 15 minutes.

Then add the chorizo and and roast for 15 more minutes. Then drizzle over the balsamic vinegar and return to the oven for five more minutes.

Make a bed of spinach leaves on an attractive platter. Spread the sweet potatoes and chorizo over the spinach, followed by the feta and the olives and then drizzle with the juices of the roasting pan.

Serves 2 as a main or 4 as a starter

sweet potato salad

7 Comments

  1. I bet this is fantastic. I would’ve never thought of mixing sweet potato with chorizo but it looks like a match made in heaven.

    1. Abbi

      It really works. Funny thing is I found the recipe I adapted it from just by Googling the ingredients I had and I couldn’t believe when it came up. Next time I will be buying the ingredients on purpose. Lol!

      1. Oh, that’s nice. I’ve never tried that. Maybe I’ll type two totally random ingredients to see if it comes up with a recipe.

  2. Mmmm. That sounds delicious.

    1. Abbi

      It was super tasty.

  3. That looks like one delicious salad.

    1. Abbi

      I will definitely be making it again!

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