Sweet Potato Salad with Baby Spinach and Feta

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Nothing tastes fresher, happier and better than a spring salad just picked from your own garden or windowsill. Besides that, salad is a great way to increase your fruit and vegetable consumption.
Baby spinach is amazingly easy to grow, as seeds germinate in cool weather. I started mine outdoors in containers around the mid-April and 3-4 weeks later, they were ready for harvest.
The flavour of this salad sparkles with the subtle depth and bright note of acidity from Balsamic vinegar, its tartness tempered by the natural sweetness of tasty, low-calorie roasted orange sweet potatoes.

SaladDressing
  • 700 g Orange sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into slices
  • 2 tbsp Olive oil
  • Salt and black pepper
  • 100 g Baby spinach
  • 1 handful Almonds, toasted and chopped
  • 1 Small red onions, cut into thin wedges
  • 100 g Feta, crumbled
  • 3 tbsp Balsamic
  • 1 tbsp Olive oil
  • 2 tbsp Clear honey
  • 1 tbsp Wholegrain mustard
  • Salt and pepper
  1. Preheat a grill or broiler to medium-high. Place the potato slices, 2 tbsp olive oil, salt and pepper in a bowl. Toss well. Place them in a single layer on a baking sheet, and broil until they are nicely caramelised, 5 minutes on each side. Adjust the oven to the bake setting at the temperature 180C/350F. Cook for 15 minutes until they are fork tender.
  2. Toss baby spinach, toasted almonds, and red onions together and divide the mixture into two serving plates. Top with crumbled feta.
  3. Whisk the balsamic, olive oil, honey and mustard together. Season well. Pile sweet potato slices on top of the salad and drizzle with the dressing.

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99 comments:

anne 24/5/12 05:59

That salad looks incredible ! Love all the different flavors in that refreshing dish ! Your dressing sounds yummy as well !

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Treat and Trick 24/5/12 06:03

Such a healthy and flavorful salad!

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TasteHongKong 24/5/12 06:14

Cool! Nothing could be fresher than this home-grown + home-made salad. Worth waiting for weeks : ).

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Ivy 24/5/12 06:32

That's a beautiful, fresh spring salad!!So many things you can make with spinach.

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Sangeetas Kitchen 24/5/12 06:42

Incredibly lovely!!! Im motivated to grow baby spinach now!!!

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kitchen flavours 24/5/12 07:42

Lovely plate of salad, delicious with homegrown greens! Love it!

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Jeannie Tay 24/5/12 08:02

Lovely! I am envious of your spinach, they look so healthy!

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Rosa's Yummy Yums 24/5/12 09:21

A delightful salad! What a great combination.

Cheers,

Rosa

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Alida 24/5/12 10:36

A healthy, fresh and full of flavour dish. Makes a good wholesome lunch. Well done!

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Nammi 24/5/12 10:49

I love those greens!!!, looks so fresh and delicious!!!

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Sissi 24/5/12 11:19

This salad looks lovely and your windowsill spinach growing exprience is very tempting... I might try to plant it alongside my herbs. Thank you for the encouragement.

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Texas Wedding Cake 24/5/12 11:50

Spinach is always my favorite.
Nice work keep it up.

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Amanda @ Thinly Sliced Cucumber 24/5/12 12:46

Wow, what a beautiful pot of baby spinach! And the salad looks amazing too. I would eat sweet potatoes everyday if I could. Can't wait to try this recipe!

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Vicki Bensinger 24/5/12 12:54

I love that you used your own home grown spinach. I've never tried growing my own but would love to try now.

This dish is beautiful and with few ingredients is packed with flavor, color and nutrition. I look forward to making this.

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Priya 24/5/12 13:51

Wat a healthy,colourful and healthy salad.

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Tricia @ saving room for dessert 24/5/12 14:20

What an interesting combination of flavors. Your spinach is beautiful! Happy gardening!

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Joanne 24/5/12 14:37

I've made a salad with all of these ingredients before and loved it! So tasty.

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Baker Street 24/5/12 15:09

What a pretty looking salad! I love the idea of sweet potatoes and spinach paired together.

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Abby 24/5/12 15:14

what a delicious salad! I LOVE your garden, I wish I could get spinach to grow that well here.

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Kate from Scratch 24/5/12 15:24

Great recipe. Perfect for summer! Well done!
~Kate

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Georgia | The Comfort of Cooking 24/5/12 16:09

What a great looking salad, Angie! I love your addition of sweet potato, too - so creative. Looks so fresh and tasty!

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noobcook 24/5/12 16:26

your home-grown looks so fresh and green! love the colours.

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Cheap Ethnic Eatz 24/5/12 16:42

Oh never thought of growing salad or spinach myself in a flower box. Noted for next year! Love the key flavors here with the sweet potatoes and feta.

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Lynda 24/5/12 16:44

This is a fantastic looking salad! I love sweet potatoes any way I can get them. They would be delicious in this baby spinach salad.

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Rita 24/5/12 16:46

I love Spinach Salad is this one looks and sounds fantastic! Thank you for your visit Angie. You have a great blog.
Rita

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Robyn 24/5/12 17:31

This salad looks awesome! I love baked sweet potatoes!

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Nupur 24/5/12 17:35

Aahhhh !!! What nice pics, soo captivating !

Never tried sweet potato in a salad form, usually have it in pureed form only.. A sure bookmarked hit again I guess :D

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kitcheninspirations 24/5/12 18:30

Wow, Angie, you are sooooo lucky to have fresh baby spinach in your garden; it looks incredible and I'm certain tastes amazing. Paired with the wonderful roasted sweet potato and feta, now that's a meal I can totally get into. Wonderful! I usually do this type of salad with goats cheese. YUMMY either way.

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Geri Saucier 24/5/12 18:34

This salad sounds delicious. I love baby spinach and sweet potatoes. A great dish for summer day. Thanks for the great post:)

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Carol @ Always Thyme to Cook 24/5/12 19:36

What a great looking and really creative salad! and a beautiful green garden!

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wok with ray 24/5/12 21:48

I can eat a few servings of your salad and not feel guilty that I overate. Salad looks very lite and at the same time very appetizing especially with those roasted potatoes. To me, that's another winner, Angie!

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Cassie/Bake Your Day 24/5/12 21:50

You are so right - I love fresh from the garden produce and herbs. This salad is right up my alley!

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Rebecca Subbiah 24/5/12 22:15

wonderful salad as always Angie

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Choc Chip Uru 24/5/12 22:17

This salad looks both filling and very delicious my friend - a great recipe :D

Cheers
Choc Chip Uru

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Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious 24/5/12 22:21

I am so incredibly jealous that you grow your own spinach! I live in an apt so there's just no way I could grow them. I bet your salad was so fresh!

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Erica 24/5/12 22:36

That salad looks so good,Angie!Perfect for lunch!

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Kelly Mulcair Registered Nutritionist. Content © 2011 Trinity Nutrition. 24/5/12 22:36

What a lovely idea! I'm loving feta this time of year... beautiful salad Angie.

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Magic of Spice 24/5/12 23:08

That spinach is simply gorgeous! In fact the entire salad is, and so delightful! Hope you are having an amazing week...hugs!

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Pam 25/5/12 02:12

I am loving everything about this beautiful salad.

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mjskit 25/5/12 04:02

What a simple and delicious looking salad! Can't wait until my spinach gets big enough to start picking because you're right - nothing better than greens picked from your own garden! Great combination of flavors!

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D B 25/5/12 04:03

Very colorful! Love the presentation.

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Xiaolu @ 6 Bittersweets 25/5/12 04:13

I love sweet potato! Sounds like a great combination -- never had it with feta before!

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Chris 25/5/12 05:58

Hi Angie, just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris
http://chelencarter-retiredandlovingit.blogspot.ca/

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love2dine 25/5/12 08:31

Wow this dish looks great! Glad I stopped by!

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Sonia ~ Nasi Lemak Lover 25/5/12 09:46

wow, this salad must be very refreshing and healthy because it is from your garden..lovely!

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Tina Bk 25/5/12 11:02

Presently the zucchini is overtaking the garden. I just had to cut it back yesterday. I should have planted my herbs in another grow box. Your spinach looks so healthy and vibrant!
Also, this is a very creative use of sweet potatoes and I am sure all the flavor elements you pulled together makes for one delicious bite. Enjoy the weekend Angie!

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Katerina 25/5/12 11:59

I see that you are in a salad mood too Angie! Great looking salad! I love baby spinach!

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ritacooksitalian 25/5/12 15:54

This is a refreshing and light salad a perfect lunch. I love to grow my own greens: cheap and tasty.

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lisa is cooking 25/5/12 16:24

Your container of growing baby spinach is fantastic! And, what a great salad. Love this mix of flavors.

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Pacheco Patty 25/5/12 17:00

I love your salad Angie! I have to laugh because I had my hand on a sweet potato at the market last night but didn't buy it, should have;-)

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Claudia 25/5/12 17:10

Wait a minute! I'm still planting! What delicious flavors and textures you bring to the table. Give me a few weeks for my spinach to come in...

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CJ - Food Stories 25/5/12 21:38

Never seen this particular salad recipe but I love the combination of ingredients. Happy holiday weekend!

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Pola M 25/5/12 21:40

I had little luck with spinach :( chard and salad worked out great though!

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Parsley Sage 25/5/12 23:37

Look at your beautiful window spinach! Ack! I'm green with envy :) And this is an amazing salad. Great spinach and sweet potato mash up :)

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kale 26/5/12 00:17

This looks so delicious and how awesome that the greens are home grown and home picked!

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lena 26/5/12 02:33

you finally managed to get sweet potatoes! i'm falling in love with your salad again! this really sounds very good and looks so appealing to me!!

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easyfoodsmith 26/5/12 07:32

Lovely and refreshing salad! The dressing perfectly compliments the sweet potatoes and feta. Congrats on top 9 :)

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love2dine 26/5/12 08:38

sounds interesting! thanks for all the good information you share with us.

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Lizzy 26/5/12 14:28

Gorgeous salad, Angie! I love your crop of baby spinach :)

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Lyndsey 26/5/12 15:36

I would love to have that spinach in my window sill. Lovely salad!

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the food dude 26/5/12 16:09

Nothing like picking fresh greens from your garden for an amazing salad, delicious!

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SavoringTime in the Kitchen 26/5/12 17:29

I love your baby spinach bed!!! I've never tried growing spinach and failed miserably at growing lettuce. The sweet potatoes are such a delicious addition!

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Peggy G. 26/5/12 17:50

This looks like a wonderful salad! I love the addition of the orange sweet potatoes to liven everything up =)

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Elisabeth 26/5/12 18:10

Angie-I am so making this yummy salad next week. Love the combination of the sweet potatoes, spinach, and feta. I have a friend who practically lives on sweet potatoes and spinach, and will invite her for this delicious salad. (also pinning it!)

Thank you so much for your kind and caring thoughts and words on my blog. I also left a reply for you on my blog!
Eli

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Kathy 26/5/12 22:36

Angie, I love everything about this salad…baby greens, sweet potatoes, almonds and a yummy dressing! Love that you’re growing your own spinach on the window sill…what a great idea!

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Trader Joes Recipes 27/5/12 02:33

That looks like a great, healthy salad recipe! Love it!

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Reeni 27/5/12 02:34

How nice to have all that spinach at your fingertips Angie! I see lots of spinach recipes in our future. I love this one with the sweet potatoes and feta! All the flavors sound delicious together.

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Pegasuslegend 27/5/12 02:36

this is so Gorgeous you would have to want and eat this!

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OysterCulture 27/5/12 03:57

what a lovely simple and delicious idea for a salad. You have me inspired.

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Cooking Rookie 27/5/12 04:33

Delicious salad! Congrats on making it to Foodbuzz top 9 :-). Buzzed.

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Asmita 27/5/12 14:09

Hi Angie,
What a gorgeous salad. I love it!!!

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Belinda @zomppa 27/5/12 14:35

What a beautiful fresh salad! So perfect for spring.

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Kat 27/5/12 16:04

The salad looks so tasty and colorful! I love the idea of grilled sweet potato slices. And nothing can beat the freshness of home-grown spinach!

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Cakewhiz 27/5/12 21:14

I never thought of using sweet potatoes in a salad...i tend to just eat them as sweet potato fries. So, it's great to see this new recipe. And ad usual, your pictures are beautiful :)

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grace 27/5/12 21:32

i've never seen sweet potatoes like this in a salad before--creative thinking, angie! looks great!

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Beth 28/5/12 00:12

I love sweet potatoes in any format! This salad looks wonderful.

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Aldy @ Al Dente Gourmet 28/5/12 01:45

Hi Angie, I'm a fan of sweet potatoes and your lovely salad looks absolutely delicious. Have a wonderful week ahead :)

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Victoria at Flavors of the Sun 28/5/12 04:57

What a great blog, Angie. I am so happy to discover it. This salad is full of flavors that I love-am bookmarking it to use soon.

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~Lexibule~ 29/5/12 14:59

Quelle Ravissante salade toute colorée!! J'adore;) Bon mardi:)xxx

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Mary 30/5/12 08:35

Your garden box of spinach looks incredible. I adore the contrast of baby spinach with roasted sweet potatoes. I probably make a hash with that combination more frequently than any other. Beautiful pics!

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Priscilla @ShesCookin 30/5/12 16:53

You're absolutely right, Angie - nothing tastes better than salad greens fresh from the garden! And roasted sweet potatoes with spinach definitely makes for a sparkling (love your description) healthy meal :)

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Devaki 31/5/12 17:22

Everything is just stellar about this ANGIE - from the wonderful windowsill grown baby spinach (adorable) to the addition of sweet potatoes to the salad. I am making this one very soon. I also love that you added honey to the dressing :)

chow! Devaki @ weavethousandflavors

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Catherine 31/5/12 22:00

Dear Angie, I would love this salad. It is so delicious and healthy too. Ciao. Catherine

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Karen (Back Road Journal) 31/5/12 22:45

What a wonderful way to use your homegrown spinach. It looks so pretty on the plate.

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Connie the Cookie Monster 1/6/12 04:06

im normally not a fan of salads but this one makes my mouth salivate

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Jean | DelightfulRepast.com 1/6/12 14:54

Angie, I love putting different sorts of things in salads. Will definitely be trying sweet potatoes! Gorgeous!

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Nisha 3/6/12 01:23

You grow your own spinach! So cool. I wish I could too. I like spinach and eat it every day because of my iron deficiency.
The salad combination and dressing sounds like a great mix.

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Ali 3/6/12 08:08

This salad looks delicious! I agree...anything home-grown is best...and so much more satisfying :) Thanks for visiting my blog...I did chuckle at your story with the rice and the pressure cooker! I must admit, I was a bit nervous using it, but mum was paying close attention!

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Lisa @ Snappy Gourmet 3/6/12 17:31

Looks delish! I'm totally jealous of your windowsill garden!! :)

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EA-The Spicy RD 4/6/12 07:42

What a gorgeous salad! Pinning now to my Healthy Recipe Board :-)

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Ashley - baker by nature 4/6/12 18:56

I have been rocking sweet potatoes in everything lately - salad is so next!
Stunning and simple = the perfect salad!

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My Little Space 5/6/12 09:48

Yeah, nothing better than enjoying your own grown vegetables. Oh boy, they look so fresh and yummy. Hope to see more of your gardening. Love the back ground of the picture. Soooo green. :o)
Kristy

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Amy Jo 28/3/13 14:41

This is my kind of salad! I love sweet potatoes. And everything else you threw in this one.

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dentistvschef 13/5/13 12:27

I've just made it.....
thx for the recipes Angie, i use two color of baby spinach to the recipes...

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Beverley 21/2/14 00:27

I made this salad yesterday - delicious! An unusual combination of flavours and one I'll definitely use again. I found the balsamic in the dressing overpowering (recipe says : 3 tablespoons balsamic to 1 tablespoon olive oil) and will add more oil to dress/coat salad next time. Otherwise yum!

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