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Raunchy Sweet Potato Salad

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Sweet potato, avocado and cashews must have been the holy trinity of vegetarian cuisine in recent years.  And rightfully so! You can create many beautiful dishes with these ingredients.

They work perfectly together as you’ll see once you’ve tried our new beauty – this Raunchy Sweet Potato Salad!

We’ve kept things even more simple than usual by getting back to our “maximum six ingredients” approach that you might already know from our last book Breakfast in Six.

Six ingredients is all you need

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On top, this Sweet Potato Salad is crazily nutritious. That should seem pretty obvious in a recipe that includes sweet potato, nuts, avocado and tomatoes, though we feel compelled to point it out anyway.

Eating a balanced, well-thought out lunch isn’t always easy – time restrictions, complicated instructions and even a lack of new ideas just get in way.

But don’t blame yourself for something that’s probably not your fault! We’re all busy, whether it’s family, work or a host of other influences. That’s where recipes like the sweet potato salad come in.

So get them prepped, packed and then relax knowing that a nutritious, tasty lunch is waiting for you (and whoever else you decide to cook for!).

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Yeeeees, we finally got it published!

Lots of testing, bouncing ideas back and forth and finding ways to keep things simple went into our new eBook Lunch in Six. As you might have guessed this Raunchy Sweet Potato Salad is one of them.

I know we all love to write our own reviews, but we think all of the recipes from Lunch in Six came out marvelously and are ideal for spicing up any lunch life. Have a look and check out Lunch in Six here!

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Enjoy!

Raunchy Sweet Potato Salad
4.72 from 21 votes
This sweet potato salad takes lunch to a whole new level – make your lunchbox proud again!
Cuisine:Vegan, Vegetarian
Diet: dairy-free, egg-free, gluten-free, vegan
Prep Time:5 minutes
Cook Time:25 minutes
Total Time:30 minutes
Servings:2
Calories:519kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 large sweet potato (ca. 14oz / 400g)
  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 10 cherry tomatoes
  • 2 tbsp cashews
  • 2 cups baby leaf salad (or your favourite mild salad)
  • 1 lime (zest and juice)
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp black pepper

Instructions

  • Heat up the oven to 180°C/360°F.
  • Cut the sweet potato into small cubes. Toss them in a bowl with ½ tsp salt and some of the olive oil, place them on a tray and put in the oven for about 25 minutes, until they’re soft.
    1 large sweet potato, 2 tbsp olive oil, 1 tsp salt
  • Mash one half of the avocado, cut the other half into pieces. Cut the cherry tomatoes into quarters. Put it all in a bowl and add the lime zest and juice and cashews.
    1 ripe avocado, 10 cherry tomatoes, 1 lime, 2 tbsp cashews
  • Season with salt, pepper and a little more olive oil.
    1 tsp salt, ½ tsp black pepper
  • Let the sweet potato cool down a bit and add it to the bowl as well.
  • Add the salad and give it a good toss. Ready!
    2 cups baby leaf salad
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NOTES

Jansen’s pro tip
Bake the sweet potato the night before so you can take the salad with you to work. When it’s cold, place it in a sealable lunch box or jar and add the lime juice, zest and olive oil.
After that add the avocado, tomatoes – make sure they’re covered in lime juice, too. Finally, add the nuts and salad. Seal and take!
And finally
Please note that we don’t count olive oil, salt and pepper (and a couple of other ingredients) in the ‘Six’ as we assume most people have an adequate supply at home already.
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Incredibly tasty Kidney Bean Chickpea Salad
Tangy, tasty and nutritious Avocado Salad Dressing
Weeknight Dinner Baked Crispy Potatoes with Creamy Feta Dressing

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Raunchy Sweet Potato Salad
Amount per Serving
Calories
519
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
33
g
51
%
Saturated Fat
 
5
g
31
%
Sodium
 
1285
mg
56
%
Potassium
 
1415
mg
40
%
Carbohydrates
 
54
g
18
%
Fiber
 
14
g
58
%
Sugar
 
11
g
12
%
Protein
 
8
g
16
%
Vitamin A
 
25135
IU
503
%
Vitamin C
 
53
mg
64
%
Calcium
 
89
mg
9
%
Iron
 
3
mg
17
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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21 comments
  1. Sadly, I’m allergic to cashews. Can you recommend a tasty substitute? Would peanuts or pecans work in this?

    1. Peanuts would definitely be my choice! 2nd choice would be almonds 🙂
      I hope you enjoy!

  2. What do I do with the mashed avocado?

    1. Good question! You put it together with cut avocado and cherry tomatoes into the bowl as described in step 3. At the end you mix everything up nicely. I’d say that mashed avocado gives additional creaminess to the salad 🙂

      1. Thank you! I tried it today!

        1. Ah cool!!! How did it taste to you? 🙂