Festive Feta, Sweet Potato & Pomegranate Salad
If your holidays look anything like ours, you have not one but several Christmas gatherings. With all the feasting, I begin to crave healthy and light dishes. This is my second year bringing this delicious salad to a Christmas dinner. Packed full of greens and roasted sweet potatoes it's nutritious yet festive with pomegranate seeds and feta.
Give it a try! It makes for a great side dish or even a low-key meal in itself.
FESTIVE FETA, SWEET POTATO & POMEGRANITE SALAD
PREP TIME: 15 MIN | TOTAL TIME: 1 HR
INGREDIENTS (serves 10-12)
Mixed Greens (1 tub mixed greens)
5-6 peeled and cubed sweet potatoes
Seed of 1 pomegranate*
4 green onions, diced
1/2 cup crumbled feta (I use low fat)
*When de-seeding a pomegranate, cut into quarters and place in bowl filled with water. Removing the seeds under water creates way less mess, plus for some reason the seeds pop out easier.
1/3- 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
4 TB honey
1 1/2 TB white wine vinegar
1-2 clove(s) garlic
Salt and pepper
Preheat oven to 400° F
Place prepared sweet potatoes in baking dish + drizzle with olive oil + add S&P to taste
Bake for 45 minutes or until edges brown slightly
While sweet potatoes are baking, prepare the dressing by whisking all ingredients together [olive oil, honey, white wine vinegar + garlic + S&P]
Assemble salad together and drizzle with dressing (I always have leftover dressing for another day]
* Source image and original recipe adapted here