Monday, 20 January 2014

Sweet Potato Salad

Hello guys!
This is my first recipe post on my blog! Hope it turns out okay and if so, let me know if you'd like to see some more!
For 2014, one of my new years resolutions was to eat healthier, as my diet is consumed by unhealthy choices! Don't get me wrong, I'm not going to just eat super healthy every meal, but I need to include more good stuff in my diet!
This is a sweet potato salad I made for my lunch, it was simply delicious and very filling!
Not only that, quick to make!
I think sometimes my unhealthy eating is down to laziness and having time, but that should be no excuse! I'm definitely making more of an effort with food and I quite enjoy cooking up a storm in the kitchen ;)

Here is how you make the salad!
Pre-heat the oven to gas mark 6,  200c, 400f
 Line your baking tray with foil and add oil
Wash and slice 1 sweet potato, add to a bowl and warm in the microwave for 5 minutes (until soft)

Once softened, take out and add -
1 sliced red pepper
Finely chopped onion
Pinch of garlic (I just used lazy garlic)
Season with salt and pepper
Squeeze lemon juice over the salad (I just saw lemon and thought why not?)
Add contents into the lined baking tray

Pop the baking tray in the oven, I judged when to take it out by the vegetables beginning to brown (Roughly 15 minutes)
After 15 minutes I then stuck the baking tray under the grill for a few minutes just to crisp the sweet potato a bit more!

Plating up
I lined the bowl with a few strips of lettuce
Poured the salad on top and drizzled the juices collected in the foil over the salad
I cheekily added some sour cream on top for something to dip the potatoes in!

And boom! Your salad is there! And dam it is good!
The great thing about this is that it is so easy to customise yourself, next time I will be adding some honey and mustard to the sweet potato. 
You can swap and change what vegetables you use, throw in a splash of balsamic vinegar, add chicken or fish, lots of different options!

I took inspiration from Gemma's blogpost  (gemsmaquillage)

 I love her blog, she posts not only beauty and lifestyle but also great recipes!
I'll leave her website for you to check out

Hope you enjoyed this blogpost, and if you'd like to see more, let me know!
Thank you!


  1. Great post Fay, I would like to see more recipes on your blog xx

  2. This looks so good, I'm a sweet potato fiend! Definitely going to give it a go!

  3. Love this, definitely do some more recipes! x

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