Roasted Sweet Potato and Goat Cheese Salad

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Roasted sweet potato and goat cheese salad – delicious easy healthy salad bursting with flavor and filling without breaking the calorie budget.

This simple salad is light and full of flavor – the goat cheese and sweet potato help to fill you up, without weighing you down.

If you’re looking for fresh, delicious, whole-food filled salad, this dish is perfect for you – it is loaded with flavor, and full of flavor!

We love this salad alongside pork tenderloin, baked cod, rice pilaf, and more – it is great for potlucks and cookouts, or anytime you’re looking for a hearty, healthy side salad!

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Quick Roasted Sweet Potato

This salad is full of delicious rich and buttery sweet potato flavor, thanks to some quick roasted sweet potato.

To roast your sweet potatoes in small, quick-roasting wedges, follow our instructions below:

Preheat your oven to 400F. 

  • Add the sweet potato cubes, olive oil, and salt to a sheet pan and toss to combine.
  • Roast in a preheated oven for 30-35 minutes, flipping the sweet potatoes half way through cooking. 

What to Serve With This Salad

This salad pairs perfectly with delicious healthy dinners – roasted garlic butter pork tenderloin, broiled lobster tails, everything bagel salmon, Easy Cajun Butter Shrimp Recipe, grilled cauliflower with red pepper sauce, and of course our easy broccoli pesto recipe.

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Recipe FAQ’s

Can I add chicken to this salad?

This salad is fantastic with grilled chicken strips or boiled shredded chicken for a low calorie meal that is a bit heartier!

How long will this salad last?

Don’t dress salad until ready to serve – and do not keep leftover salad covered in dressing – but pre-mixed salad can be kept in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to four days.
Discard any salad that has been dressed, as it will be a goopy, soggy mess.

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Roasted Sweet Potato Goat Cheese Salad

Roasted sweet potato and goat cheese salad – delicious easy healthy salad bursting with flavor and filling without breaking the calorie budget.
Course Salads
Cuisine American
Keyword goat cheese salad, salad, sweet potato salad
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 309kcal
Author Courtney O’Dell

Ingredients

  • For the Roasted Sweet Potatoes
  • 2 large sweet potatoes peeled and cut into 1” cubes –
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • For the Salad Dressing
  • ¼ cup sour cream
  • Up to ¼ cup buttermilk see notes
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon fresh parsley
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • Freshly cracked black pepper to taste
  • For the Salad
  • 4 ounces salad greens
  • 4 ounces goat cheese crumbled
  • 1 avocado sliced
  • ¼ cup toasted pecans
  • ½ cup croutons

Instructions

  • Roast the Sweet Potatoes 
  • Preheat your oven to 400F. 
  • Add the sweet potato cubes, olive oil, and salt to a sheet pan and toss to combine.
  • Roast in a preheated oven for 30-35 minutes, flipping the sweet potatoes half way through cooking. 
  • Make the Salad Dressing 
  • Combine all of the ingredients (except the milk) in a small bowl.
  • Drizzle in the milk until your desired consistency.
  • Store in the fridge until ready to use. 
  • Assemble the Salad 
  • In a large bowl, combine the salad greens, sweet potato, goat cheese, avocado, pecans, and croutons.
  • Drizzle over the salad dressing, to taste.
  • Enjoy! 

Notes

If you don’t have buttermilk, regular milk will work as well. 
This dressing can be made up to a day in advance but it may thicken in the fridge– if it does, slowly whisk in milk until it is your desired consistency. 
I like to add the sweet potatoes to the salad while they are still slightly warm– it helps soften the lettuce, but that is totally up to you! 

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 309kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 16mg | Sodium: 804mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 7g

About Courtney

Courtney loves to share great wine, good food, and loves to explore far flung places- all while masting an everyday elegant and easy style at lifestyle blog Sweet C’s Designs. Sweet C's devoted to finding the best food and drinks you'll want to make or find, around the world!

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