Recipe: Sweet Potato and Lentil Salad

This is one of those salads that is hearty enough to be a meal all by itself, without leaving you feeling sluggish and snoozy afterwards. It’s full of protein from the lentils, Vitamin A and C from the sweet potato and is a little bit fancy thanks to the addition of goats cheese! You can dress this salad in pretty much whatever dressing you like best – I went with a simple lemon juice and dijon mustard dressing, but seeded mustard, a tahini dressing or even an apple cider vinegar dressing would work well too. Make it your own!

Ingredients List

  • Sweet Potato (1 large or 2 small)
  • Mixed greens
  • 1 can organic lentils
  • Goats cheese

For the dressing

  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 2 tbs olive oil
  • 2 tsp dijon mustard



  1. Preheat oven to 180C
  2. Peel and dice the sweet potato, then place on a pan and roast in a little oil for 25 minutes, or until cooked and softened
  3. Place the dressing ingredients in a small bowl and whisk until well combined, season with salt & pepper to taste
  4. Drain and rinse the lentils then place in a salad bowl with the greens and sweet potato, toss well to combine
  5. Add the goats cheese and drizzle through the dressing
  6. Enjoy!


Do you have a favourite salad dressing? I’d love to hear about it in the comments!

4 Comments on Recipe: Sweet Potato and Lentil Salad

    • I Spy Plum Pie (admin)
      November 5, 2013 at 4:32 pm (9 years ago)

      Thanks Kiersten! I love sweet potato too, such a delicious and versatile vegetable!

    • I Spy Plum Pie (admin)
      November 11, 2013 at 8:55 am (9 years ago)

      Ooh I’d love to hear what you thought after you tried it!


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