Sweet Potato and Feta Cheese Salad

I don’t often follow a recipe (unless it’s for baking). But I do spend a lot of time browsing through recipe books for inspiration. I’ve made this sweet potato and feta cheese salad a hundred times, thinking it was inspired by an Ottolenghi recipe. I had a quick check of the recipe to see if I had left out anything important. It turns out the only thing this recipe had in common was the roasted sweet potato. The moral of the story is that cooking should be about what makes you happy. I love this variation and will make it again and again. And I hope anyone reading this will make variations of their own.


  • ½ sweet potato
  • ½ onion
  • 2 cloves garlic, unpeeled
  • ½ tsp paprika
  • Salt and pepper
  • Olive oil
  • 100g feta cheese, cut into squares
  • Handful cashew nuts
  • Mixed salad leaves
  • Handful pomegranate seeds
  • 1 spring onion, sliced
  • Chilli flakes
  • Balsamic vinegar


  1. Cut the potato into wedges, peel the onion and cut into wedges.
  2. Season with salt, pepper and paprika and rub with olive oil.
  3. Place onto a baking tray and add the garlic cloves still in their skin.
  4. Roast for 30 mins, at 200°C, until soft but not mushy.
  5. Remove from the oven and allow to cool.
  6. To assemble the salad, place the salad leaves onto a plate and top with the cooked sweet potato, feta cheese, cashew nuts, pomegranate seeds and sliced spring onions.
  7. Sprinkle with balsamic vinegar and chilli flakes and serve.

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Monique Chambers

Monique started indulge in 2011 and has since created Indulge Me GIFT and Indulge Me FOOD and volume 1 of The Artists Directory - Malta. A marketing professional by trade, Monique's passion is to promote local talent and Malta in general. Free time is her biggest indulgence, when she can tinker in her craft room or the kitchen, or be selfish with a book, the sofa and good glass of wine (of course, wearing something beautiful and with freshly coiffed hair!)