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Roasted Sweet Potato Salad

Light salad with oven roasted sweet potatoes, soft goat cheese, toasted pecans and a zippy yet sweet vinigarette.
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Course: Main Course, Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Bacon, Goat Cheese, Honey, Sweet Potatoes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 4


  • Baking Pan
  • Skillet



  • 600 g sweet potato, peeled
  • 1 1/2 tbsp olive oil
  • salt & pepper (as needed)
  • 200 g lettuce
  • 60 g dried cranberries
  • 70 g pecans
  • 1 tsp oil
  • 100 g bacon
  • 60 g goat cheese

Honey Lemon Dressing

  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice, freshly squeezed
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp Dijon mustard
  • salt & pepper, to taste


  • Preheat your oven to 220°C (430°F)
  • Cut the sweet potato in about 2cm cubes. Try to keep them about the same size so they cook evenly. Transfer to a medium sized bowl. Toss with the olive oil as well as salt and pepper, then spread out evenly onto a baking sheet.
  • Roast for 20 minutes, then flip, roasting for another 10 minutes or until golden and thoroughly cooked.
  • While the sweet potatoes are in the oven, make the salad dressing. *Personally, I measure out all of the ingredients directly into a squeeze bottle and shake until well combined. Easy to mix, dress the salad and store if there are extras, meaning I have a ready made dressing sitting in the fridge.
  • In a medium dry skillet, toast the pecans over medium high heat until they smell nutty, which usually takes about 2-3 minutes.
  • Remove the pecans and heat the oil in the pan. Add the chopped bacon and cooked until golden. Transfer to a plate lined with a paper towel and pat the bacon to absorb the excess oil.
  • To assemble, place everything in a bowl, keeping some of the bacon, pecans, dried cranberries and goat cheese on the side for garnish. Drizzle with some of the dressing, then toss.
  • Transfer to a serving bowl and garnish with the remaining ingredients. I personally like to serve extra dressing in a small sauce cup, so each guest can use as desired. Enjoy!
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