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Sweet potato and red onion salad with feta dressing

Australian Gourmet Traveller summer picnic recipe for sweet potato and red onion salad with feta dressing

By Emma Knowles
  • Serves 8
Sweet potato and red onion salad with feta dressing
Sweet potato and red onion salad with feta dressing

Ingredients

  • 2 cloves garlic, coarsely chopped
  • 2 tsp each ground cumin and ground paprika
  • 110 ml olive oil
  • 50 ml lemon juice
  • 2 small red onions, cut into wedges
  • 1.5 kg small sweet potato, cut into wedges
  • ¾ cup coarsely torn flat-leaf parsley (loosely-packed)
  • 2 tbsp thinly sliced preserved lemon rind
  • 150 gm feta, coarsely chopped

Method

Main
  • 1
    Preheat oven to 200C. Combine garlic and spices in a mortar and using a pestle pound to a paste. Add 55ml olive oil and 25ml lemon juice, season to taste with sea salt and freshly ground black pepper. Place onion and sweet potato in a large bowl, pour over spice mix and toss to coat evenly, then place on a baking paper-lined oven tray and roast for 20 minutes or until vegetables are tender, then cool and place in a large bowl.
  • 2
    Add parsley and preserved lemon to sweet potato mixture and toss to combine. Combine remaining olive oil and lemon juice in a bowl, season to taste, add feta and mix to combine. Drizzle over sweet potato and toss to coat.
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  • Author: Emma Knowles