Sweet potato salad with pecans, ricotta and baby spinach

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A delicious and hearty vegetarian salad.

Ingredients

  • 3 sweet potatoes (peeled and thinly sliced)
  • 4 roma tomatoes (halved)
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • sea salt and black pepper
  • 150g baby spinach leaves
  • 1/2 cup pecan nuts (toasted and chopped)
  • red wine vinegar
  • 1 clove garlic (finely chopped)
  • 150g crumbled ricotta
  • 2 tbsp basil leaves

Method

Preheat oven to 200C.

In a bowl, place 3 sweet potatoes (peeled and thinly sliced), 4 roma tomatoes (halved), 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil and toss gently.

Transfer to a baking tray, season with sea salt and black pepper and bake for 20-25 minutes or until sweet potato is cooked. Divide 150g baby spinach leaves between 4 serving plates and top with sweet potato and tomato. Sprinkle with 1/2 cup pecan nuts (toasted and chopped).

Whisk 3 tbsp olive oil with 1 tbsp red wine vinegar, 1 clove garlic (finely chopped), salt and pepper and drizzle over salad.

Divide 150g crumbled ricotta and 2 tbsp basil leaves between serving plates.

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