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Warm Greens, Sweet Potato & Cherry Tomatoes Salad – #WOYP?

July 3, 2024

Mike has Type 2 Diabetes and we both have diagnosed high Cholesterol so it is imperative that we try to maintain a healthy diet to control our health issues. However, eating healthy can become mundane and then it becomes more difficult not to ‘fall off the healthy eating wagon’.

I was making a roast chicken in the air fryer which I shared last month for #WOYP? and wanted a tasty but healthy side dish. After researching several recipes for ideas, I came up with my own recipe and it is one I will definitely make again. It is nutritious yet delicious and Mike gave it a thumbs up.

It wasn’t too difficult to make which is always a bonus in my book.

Warm Greens, Sweet Potato and Cherry Tomatoes Salad with Mustard Dressing

Ingredients

I’m a rustic cook that doesn’t really measure, unless I’m baking, so I’ve approximated amounts and times in the recipe for you.

  • Bunch of Broccolini
  • Baby Spinach – a couple of handfuls
  • Sweet Potato
  • Cherry Tomatoes
  • Red Onion
  • Wholegrain Mustard – to taste I used a heaped teaspoon
  • Lemon Juice – about one tablespoon or to your taste
  • Olive Oil (extra virgin if possible) about 3 tablespoons – I added more if the dressing wasn’t liquid enough

Method

  • Preheat oven at 180℃ (360℃)
  • Dice Sweet Potato and Onion and roast in oven until tender – about 20 minutes
  • Add cherry tomatoes to cook with sweet potato and onion for the last 10 minutes
  • Trim and cut Broccolini then steam until just tender – don’t overcook as you lose the nutrients
  • When Broccolini cooked, add the Baby Spinach to Broccolini and let it wilt. The Baby Spinach doesn’t need more than a few moments in the steamer.

Dressing

Mix mustard, lemon juice and olive oil together with a whisk

Putting it all together

Combine, greens, roasted sweet potato, cherry tomatoes and onion into a salad bowl. Drizzle the mustard dressing over the salad and lightly toss.

Serve as a side dish or even as a main on a bed of rice.

Buon Appetito!

Warm Greens Roasted Sweet Potato and cherry tomatoes salad #WOYP?

What’s been on your plate, lately?

Sue Loncaric

Women Living Well After 50

Living Life Your Way
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15 Comments

  • Reply Bernadette July 3, 2024 at 21:03

    Sue, this is right up my alley. Thanks for sharing.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric July 11, 2024 at 08:05

      Hope you try it, Bernadette, it tastes delicious. x

  • Reply Retirement Reflections July 4, 2024 at 00:29

    Hi, Sue – This is a fabulous recipe and a meal that I know I would greatly enjoy. I also seldom measure when cooking (or measure very loosely). Great minds think alike!
    Thank you for joing us for #whatsonyourplateblogchallenge.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric July 11, 2024 at 08:04

      I know you and Richard would enjoy this veggie meal, Donna and it really is tasty. x

  • Reply marsha57 July 4, 2024 at 05:07

    This looks delicious though I’d really have to substitute white potatoes (I know, I know) for sweet potatoes. I just can’t eat them at all.

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    • Reply Sue Loncaric July 11, 2024 at 08:03

      White potatoes would be fine too, Marsha. You can add your own touches. x

  • Reply Jo July 4, 2024 at 07:03

    All the good things … Grant is type 2 as well so we have to sub sweet potato for potato, but boy does he complain about it!

    • Reply Sue Loncaric July 11, 2024 at 08:03

      Yes, sometimes Mike suggests he just live on ‘lettuce leaves’ LOL 🙂 x

  • Reply Debbie- Dabble July 4, 2024 at 11:59

    Sue,
    Thanks so much for stopping by and for your kind comment!! I hope you are enjoying the week!!
    Hugs,
    Deb
    Debbie-Dabble blog

    • Reply Sue Loncaric July 11, 2024 at 07:59

      Hi Debbie, see you at this week’s Weekend Traffic Jam Reboot! x

  • Reply Bernie July 4, 2024 at 15:09

    Broccolini and sweet potatoes! Yes please. Sounds great.

  • Reply janine July 4, 2024 at 15:56

    Oh this looks delicious Sue, just my type of meal! I have to say I love vegetables (and fruit) and could happily just eat piles of your lovely warm salad. Thanks for sharing.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric July 11, 2024 at 07:57

      I agree it is your kind of meal, Janine. Hope you enjoy it if you make it. x

  • Reply Toni Pike July 5, 2024 at 15:29

    Delicious, Sue. I love mixing a different vegetables together and cooking them for myself at night.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric July 11, 2024 at 07:53

      Very healthy but delicious, Toni x

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