It’s a new year and a great time to pack your menu with more plant-based foods! Whether you are vegetarian, like to practice Meatless Mondays in your house, or just trying to get more veggie-based meals, this roasted sweet potato salad is a really great salad that can be a family weeknight meal or something you can prep and pack away for lunches during the week.
After the holidays, it is HARD to come off all those cookies, appetizers, and heavy meals. For the new year, I wanted to create a salad I was excited about! This roasted sweet potato salad is packed with lots of yummy ingredients that totally make me feel excited about a salad meal.
To start the recipe, I’m using 3 lbs of sweet potatoes and roasting them. This recipe makes a large batch that you can use for to prep the salad through the week or add to other meals like your morning eggs.
For these sweet potatoes, toss them in Olive or Avocado Oil, then season with garlic salt and smoked paprika.
You’ll notice in this roasted sweet potato salad, I’ve also included some green/brown lentils. This is a vegetarian/vegan salad and instead of adding a meat to the salad I’ve used lentils. If you’re worried about protein without meat, no worries because lentils are a great source of protein and bonus, fiber too!
I make my lentils in the Instant Pot (directions in the recipe card). You can also buy cooked lentils (these are usually black lentils) which work perfectly fine. You may also make your lentils via the stove top and that’s fine too.
Once your roasted sweet potatoes come out of the oven, I dare you not to snack on a few pieces. The sweetness comes out in the roasting and they are so good! I like to add Maldon sea salt flakes after cooking. Regular salt works too!
The two fun additions to this salad are figs and pomegranate seeds. For me, this is one part that makes the salad exciting. I love the pops of flavor from the pomegranate seeds and the figs make me feel like I’m enjoying a restaurant salad but right in my cozy home.
For this roasted sweet potato salad, I use both mixed greens and arugula. Use whatever you like. I love the peppery flavor and I think it’s great mixed with other greens. Finally, the dressing! This is a super simple Maple salad dressing I use on my Roasted Pumpkin Salad.
You can meal prep this salad or serve it as a family meal!
You can meal prep this salad by packaging up all the ingredients and assemble the salad through the week. As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases.
You can meal prep this salad by packaging up all the ingredients and assemble the salad through the week.
As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases.