Roasted Sweet Potato and Spinach Salad

image :  Roasted Sweet Potato and Spinach Salad


  • 1 lb (500g) sweet potato (yam), peeled and chopped
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 handfuls of baby spinach leaves
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds, toasted
  • 1/2 cup dried cherries
  • Basil Maple Dressing

  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
  • 1 garlic clove
  • salt and freshly ground pepper


To make the basil maple dressing, place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.

Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C). Toss sweet potato, oil, salt and pepper on prepared baking sheet. Roast for about 50 minutes or until tender and golden; cool slightly.

Toss sweet potatoes with dressing and remaining ingredients in a large bowl. Serve immediately.

Serves 4 to 6.