Nourish With Balance.

© Talia Cecchele, 2018

Caramelised Walnut, Sweet Potato and Chickpea Salad

June, 2019

This salad is a hit at BBQ's and social events. The caramelised walnuts and onion add a delicious flavour which is balanced out by the salty feta cheese. The addition of strawberries add a Spring vibe!

Caramelised Walnut, Sweet Potato and Chickpea Salad

Serves 6-8 as side

Ingredients

Salad:

  • 1 red onion, sliced thinly

  • 1 tbs olive oil

  • 2 tsp honey

  • ½ cup chopped walnuts

  • 2 small sweet potatoes, skin on, cut into 3cm cubes

  • 2 tsp ground cumin

  • Pepper to taste

  • 1 packet (200g) feta cheese, cubed

  • 1 can chickpeas, rinsed

  • 150g-200g baby spinach leaves, washed

  • 1 cup strawberries, sliced in half (optional)

 

Dressing:

  • 1 tbs olive oil

  • 2 tsp honey

  • 1 tbs balsamic glaze for dressing

Method

  1. Pre-heat oven to 200°c and line a baking tray with baking paper

  2. Add the sweet potato in a bowl with ½ tbs oil, cumin and pepper to taste. Toss to coat and then place on baking tray and in the oven.

  3. Cook for 30 minutes or soft and crispy. Set aside to cool 

  4. While the sweet potato is cooking, heat a small fry pan on medium heat with remaining oil. Add onion and honey and cook until soft

  5. Add walnuts to the pan for a further 2-3 minutes to caramelise. Remove from pan and set aside

  6. To assemble add sweet potato, onion mix and remaining salad ingredients in a bowl

  7. Drizzle with dressing ingredients and toss to combine