ROASTED SWEET POTATO ARUGULA SALAD WITH BALSAMIC VINAIGRETTE

Zesty peppery and bitterly fresh,arugula is a rich vegetable full of antioxidants,vitamins and other essential minerals good for your health.Arugula ‘s richness in flavour and texture makes them a versatile vegetable that can go well in lots of dishes be it soups,pizzas,sandwiches but I find them best enjoyed fresh in a salad.

Being an elite athlete myself,it’s high nitrate supllemantation is what makes arugula a darling of mine,alongside beets,arugula has a high nutritional nitrate content responsible for oxygen efficiency in our body,this leads to longer productive training sessions,coupled with low fatigue levels

Arugula Sweet Potato SaladArugula can be enjoyed on its own but it’s bitterly peppery flavours are best complimented by the sweetness from the sweet potato.A root vegetable itself,the humble sweet potato comes packed with healthy sugars,dietary fibres and nutrients.This salad will take you little time to prepare,is light on your tummy and will provide you with the energy and nutrients to get you through your day.This will be perfect as a pre workout meal paired with a sandwich of choice.The roasted potatoes hold the dressing well and can be carried to work for healthy snacking.

Arugula Sweet Potato SaladAll this wonderful fresh flavours are brought together by a simple balsamic lime vinaigrette for an easy to prepare salad that is packed with nutrients and flavour.

PREP TIME:5MIN

COOK TIME: 30MIN

TOTAL TIME: 35MIN

SERVES: 2

INGREDIENTS

  • 4 cups packed arugula
  • 2 cups sweet potatoes
  • 1/2 cup tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • Salt&pepper to taste

Balsamic vinaigrette

  •  3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon lime juice

DIRECTIONS

Peel and slice your sweet potatoes into bite size cubes

Roast this in a preheated oven at 190℃ for 30 minutes flipping halfway.While baking wash and drain your arugula until completely dry.Chop your tomatoes.

When done take your potatoes out of the oven

In a large bowl mix together your arugula,sweet potatoes and tomatoes

In a small container,mix your vinaigrette ingredients and shake well.drizzle over your salad and gently toss to coat saving some for later

Arugula Sweet Potato SaladEnjoy.

4 Comments Add yours

  1. Anonymous says:

    Honestly it’s my first time to hear about arugula. Any substitute? I REALLY like that recipe.

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  2. ombachi13 says:

    Arugula works best but you can substitute with lettuce,baby spinach or any other mixed salads of choice,you should however try out arugula,you will come to love it

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  3. This looks so delicious! i love sweet potatos so I will definately be trying this recipe
    soon!

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    1. ombachi13 says:

      It’s amazing,try it out and share your feedback thank you

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