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Roasted Sweet Potato and Wild Rice Salad

Roasted Sweet Potato and Wild Rice Salad

Really, the title of this post should be harissa roasted sweet potatoes, wild rice, arugula and lemony tahini dressing with marmite cashews, because these are the components in this delightful fall time salad, but obviously that is too long a title.

Sweet potatoes, harissa, tahini, lemons, wild rice, cashews…all together sounds a tad complicated but such is the wonderful versatility of salads – you build a great salad when ingredients complementary to each other work spectacularly well together and then you marry them in a fine zesty dressing.

When you get the formula right, salads are usually healthy, veggie-full and deliciously satisfying.

Roasted Sweet Potato and Wild Rice Salad

This is one of those salads; it’s nourishing and enlivened with North African flavours, harissa and tahini.

Beta-carotene rich sweet potatoes are coated in harissa and roasted till golden brown and tossed in a lemon-tahini dressing with wild rice and arugula and cashews.

The creamy lemon-tahini dressing is tangy and refreshingly addictive, just the kick this salad needs.
Add two tablespoons of hot water to the dressing when making it if you prefer your dressing thinner.

You will love the textures in this salad; the chewiness of the wild rice, the crunch of cashews, the potatoes are crispy on the outside and creamy inside.

Roasted Sweet Potato and Wild Rice Salad

Roasted Sweet Potato and Wild Rice Salad Roasted Sweet Potato and Wild Rice Salad

And the flavours… oh the flavours, this roasted sweet potato and wild rice salad is sweet, savoury, spicy, nutty and warm.

I knew this would be a great perfect salad for this time of year. I love warm salads and sweet potatoes plentiful at the market right now.

I’m having a moment with harissa right now; I love how it livens up salads, soups, stews etc.
And for the cashews, feel free to use regular roasted cashews, I was lucky to have marmite ones on hand.

Roasted Sweet Potato and Wild Rice Salad

Roasted Sweet Potato and Wild Rice Salad Roasted Sweet Potato and Wild Rice Salad

Roasted Sweet Potato and Wild Rice Salad

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