How To Make Roasted Cauliflower and Sweet

Recipe and image courtesy of Onken.

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.

How To Make Roasted Cauliflower and Sweet Potato Salad

How To Make Roasted Cauliflower and Sweet Potato Salad:

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.

How To Make Roasted Cauliflower and Sweet Potato Salad

How To Make Roasted Cauliflower and Sweet Potato Salad. 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
    16th March 2017 / 7:51 am

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

    • 16th March 2017 / 5:39 pm

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  5. Heather Poelzer
    16th March 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!

    • 17th March 2017 / 6:53 am

      Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment Heather 🙂

  6. Toni • Gym Bunny Mummy
    16th March 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

  7. Lindsey Londonmumma
    16th March 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

  8. Miz Helen
    21st March 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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