Friday, August 7, 2009

BBQ Sweet Potato and Feta Cheese Salad

The weekend is almost here - try a new salad - put sweet potatoes and feta cheese on your grocery list.

When I came upon this recipe while browsing through Recipe Zaar
I had a feeling it would be a winner. It was. Colourful, texturally interesting and a snap to make. The sweet potatoes added some interest to salad making on our table.

1 2/2 lbs orange sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into slices
3 Tbsp olive oil
1 pinch salt and peper
4 oz baby spinach
4 Tbs pine nuts, toasted
1 red onion cut into thin slices (1 used about 1/2)
7 oz crumbled feta cheese
3 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
2 Tbsp clear honey
1 Tbsp coarse grain mustard (I used dijon)


Simmer the sweet potato slices in salted water for about 5 minutes until only just turning tender (they cook quicker than ordinary potatoes). Drain, cool, then toss with 2 tbs olive oil and season.

Heat the barbecue and cook the sweet potato slices for a few minutes each side, carefully turning only once, until completely tender and very chargrilled.

Toss the spinach, pine nuts and red onion together and scatter over a large serving platter. Top with the feta.

Whisk the balsamic, 1 tbsp olive oil, honey and mustard together and season well.

Pile the sweet potato on top of the salad and drizzle with the dressing. StumbleUpon


Ben said...

At first I thought the sweet potatoes were chips. What a lovely salad :D

Anna said...

Oooh, what a gorgeous combination of ingredients! Sweet potato, feta, balsamic vinegar, toasted pine nuts... I just know this must be delicious! Saving this recipe!

Princess of the Universe said...

I don't think there's ever a time that feta is NOT on my grocery list.
This looks awesome!

Christo Gonzales said...

barbeque sweet potato?! let me have some of that!

Adam said...

Ya know that's a killer idea. I've grilled white potatoes, but never sweet. I'm liking the way you think buddy :)

Awesome colors in there too, and the balsamic addition is interesting.

FOODalogue said...

Intriguing. Love all the ingredients but would have never thought to combine feta and sweet potatoes in a salad, but it makes a whole of sense.

noble pig said...

This sounds delicious...sweet potatoes and perfect!

kat said...

I did something similar with goat cheese instead of feta & it made the best salad. I can see that feta would be great too

Shaheen said...

Hi Giz,
My first visit to the Equal Opporutnity Kitchen and what a pleasure it has been: zebra pasta, black and white cookie. Interesting!

Oh I totally agree with Indigo about this recipe!

Lisa Johnson said...

This looks so incredibly good! I've got to go and buy some more sweet potatoes!

Valerie Harrison (bellini) said...

It does sound like an interesting salad Giz. One of those must tries:D

Beth Morey said...

That salad looks delicious!!

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