How To Make Roasted Cauliflower and Sweet Potato Salad…

Are you looking for a tasty sweet potato salad recipe? Today I am sharing this Roasted Cauliflower and Sweet Potato Salad. A combination of sweet potatoes, cauliflower, sesame seeds, quinoa, onion and spinach leaves with a tasty yogurt dressing. 

A substantial main course salad which makes a great packed lunch too. Combining the creamy yogurt with the tahini gives it a great savoury flavour that goes particularly well with the sweetness of the potatoes.

Serves: 4

Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 25 minutes


  • 560g sweet potatoes, peeled and chopped into small cube
  • 1 cauliflower, trimmed and cut into florets
  • 45g coconut oil
  • 2tsp smoked paprika plus extra to dust
  • 2 tsp sesame seeds
  • 60g quinoa
  • Half a red onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • 200g spinach leaves

For the dressing:

  • 100g Onken Natural Set yogurt
  • 2 tbsp tahini
  • Finely grated zest of half a lemon and 2 tsp juice
  • 1 tbsp snipped chives

How To Make:

1. Preheat the oven to 200C/fan180C/gas 6. Place the sweet potatoes and cauliflower in a large roasting pan.

2. Warm the coconut oil in a pan, combine with the smoked paprika and drizzle over the sweet potatoes and cauliflower. Sprinkle over the sesame seeds and stir well to coat. Roast for 25 minutes until just tender and beginning to brown.

3. Place the quinoa in an ovenproof dish alongside the vegetables to roast for 5 minutes.

4. Remove the quinoa from the oven and place in a small pan with 200ml water. Bring to the boil, cover and simmer for 10 minutes until tender and the water has been absorbed. Cook with the lid off for 1 minute until all the water has evaporated. Set aside to cool slightly.

5. Toss the onion in the lemon juice and set aside until required.

6. Combine all ingredients for the dressing.

7. Place the roasted vegetables in a large serving dish, toss with the spinach, scatter with the quinoa, onion and any juices.

8. Dollop on the dressing and dust with extra smoked paprika. Serve warm or cool completely.

Recipe and image courtesy of Onken.

Let me know in the comments below if you would like to make this recipe or get to try it out.


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  1. kerry norris
    March 16, 2017 / 7:51 am

    This looks right up my street. Sweet potato is one of my fave things x

    • Clairejustine oxox
      March 16, 2017 / 5:39 pm

      Thanks for stopping by Kerry. I love sweet potatoes and should cook with them more 🙂

  2. Tamar SB
    March 16, 2017 / 9:03 am

    Two of my favorite roasted veggies! We both talk about them today (: Hope you'll come link up!

    • Clairejustine oxox
      March 16, 2017 / 5:40 pm

      Oh yes Tamar, I am hoping by now!!

  3. Newcastle Family Life
    March 16, 2017 / 10:29 am

    I love potato salad, I would never have thought to make it this way though x

    • Clairejustine oxox
      March 17, 2017 / 6:52 am

      Thanks for stopping by 🙂

  4. Jaymee
    March 16, 2017 / 4:22 pm

    This dish looks absolutely gorgeous! I love sweet potato and cauliflower so its right down my alley!

    • Clairejustine oxox
      March 17, 2017 / 6:53 am

      Thanks for the comment Jaymee 🙂

  5. Heather Poelzer
    March 16, 2017 / 5:45 pm

    Roasted cauliflower and sweet potatoes are pretty much my favorite veggies ever. This salad is such a good idea. Thank you for sharing!

    • Clairejustine oxox
      March 17, 2017 / 6:53 am

      Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment Heather 🙂

  6. Toni • Gym Bunny Mummy
    March 16, 2017 / 6:24 pm

    This sounds amazing! I love cauliflower, I have it with so many meals. The salad is such a good idea, I would never have thought of to add them into the salad

    • Clairejustine oxox
      March 17, 2017 / 6:53 am

      Thanks Toni 🙂

  7. Lindsey Londonmumma
    March 16, 2017 / 7:24 pm

    How scurmptious does this look, i actually bought a really big bag of sweetpotatoes so 'll know what ill do wth a few x

    • Clairejustine oxox
      March 17, 2017 / 6:54 am

      Thanks Lindsey 🙂

  8. Miz Helen
    March 21, 2017 / 4:14 pm

    I can't wait to try this delicious dish, and just pinned it! Hope you are having a great week and thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday!Miz Helen

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