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Roasted Sweet Potato, Apple, and Spinach Salad

Roasted Sweet Potato, Apple, and Spinach Salad

This week has been a long one! I was out of town for work and traveling wears me out. Plus, I missed Josh, my bed, and kitchen. I am happy to be home! My dad is visiting from Illinois this weekend. I am excited for some fun family time!

My brain is still pretty fried from the trip, so I don’t have a lot to say today, but try this salad-you will love it! The roasted sweet potatoes really make this salad. I like the sweetness and crunch of the apple slices too. I add a little red onion and feta cheese for extra flavor. I use fresh spinach, but a spring mix would be good too! Dress the salad with a balsamic dressing of your choice! Enjoy!

Oh, and some good news-I have a new gig! I am a recipe contributor for the website-Make and Takes. I posted my first recipe this week:  Simple and Healthy Veggie Tostadas. I will be sharing a recipe once a month, so visit often. Make and Takes also has great craft and family fun ideas-so check it out!

Roasted Sweet Potato, Apple, and Spinach Salad

Ingredients:

Olive oil
1 large sweet potato, peeled and chopped into cubes
Fresh spinach
1 Granny Smith apple, thinly sliced
Red onion slices
Feta Cheese
Balsamic Dressing

Directions:

1. On a large baking sheet toss the sweet potato cubes with a little olive oil and salt and pepper. Roast the sweet potato cubes in a 400 F oven. Make sure you turn the sweet potatoes a couple of times while they are roasting. Roast until soft, about 30-40 minutes. Remove from oven and set aside. Prepare salad.

2. Place the fresh spinach on a plate. Add the roasted sweet potatoes, apple slices, red onion slices, and feta cheese. Drizzle with balsamic dressing. Enjoy!

If you like this salad, you might also like:

Spinach Salad with Tortellini, Dried Cranberries, Apples, Almonds and Feta from Two Peas and Their Pod
Spinach Salad with Oranges, Pomegranate, and Almonds from Two Peas and Their Pod
Grilled Sweet Potato Salad from Serious Eats
Roasted Sweet Potato Salad with Black Beans and & Chili Dressing from Sassy Radish

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46 Responses to “Roasted Sweet Potato, Apple, and Spinach Salad”

  1. 1
    Erica — March 26, 2010 @ 5:04 am

    Glad you’re back safely! Work travel is ALWAYS exhausting!! Congrats on the new gig- very exciting stuff. I love the looks of this salad- so colorful. I love putting fruit in salads too- makes it extra filling and apples add a nice crunch. Have fun with your dad this weekend :)

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    Rosa — March 26, 2010 @ 5:18 am

    A light, healthy and tasty salad! Wonderful.

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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    Cara — March 26, 2010 @ 5:38 am

    I do something like this too! I actually use butternut squash, and roast the onions along with it too. I pile the warm veggies right on the spinach so it wilts ever so slightly. Love it!

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    Manggy — March 26, 2010 @ 5:52 am

    Welcome back and congratulations on the new gig! :) I love apples in salads.

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    Jessica — March 26, 2010 @ 6:29 am

    Congrats on the new gig! I have everything for that salad in my pantry and can’t wait to try it out!

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    Jessica @ How Sweet — March 26, 2010 @ 6:30 am

    Looks delicious, Maria! :) I love roasted sweet potatoes!

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    Divina — March 26, 2010 @ 6:31 am

    Congratulations and welcome back. The salad is amazing and very colorful.

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    kat — March 26, 2010 @ 6:52 am

    Yum I love sweet potato in salad!

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    Stephanie (Fresh Tart) — March 26, 2010 @ 7:00 am

    Sweet potatoes make everything better – and prettier, too. Nice to come home and have a healthy, delicious dinner. :)

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    Katie @ goodLife {eats} — March 26, 2010 @ 7:16 am

    This looks super yummy! We are growing spinach in the garden, so I’ll keep this in mind.

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    Cookin' Canuck — March 26, 2010 @ 7:34 am

    Maria, this salad looks so healthy and tasty. Congratulations on the new recipe gig. How fun!

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    Julie @ Pickley Pear — March 26, 2010 @ 8:44 am

    Congrats on the new gig, that’s great!! Love this salad idea, and so easy.

  13. 13
    Sarah — March 26, 2010 @ 10:00 am

    Beautiful! And I am sure it is just as delicious as it looks.

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    Natashya — March 26, 2010 @ 10:19 am

    Great flavour combinations!

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    Elle — March 26, 2010 @ 10:31 am

    Wow, so simple and so delicious looking! Love the sweet potato in there.

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    Pam — March 26, 2010 @ 10:36 am

    I love this salad – it’s so colorful, healthy and delicious. Sweet potatoes are the best.

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    Fuji Mama — March 26, 2010 @ 10:41 am

    If anyone says sweet potatoes my ears perk up, but if anyone says ROASTED sweet potatoes, I come running! This salad sounds fabulous–so fabulous, that I think my family wouldn’t even think about it being healthy! Congrats on the Make and takes gig, so exciting!

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    Joanne — March 26, 2010 @ 10:51 am

    Traveling wears me out as well. When I was interviewing for medical schools last year and had to travel all over the country to do so, I was exhausted all the time! There’s definitely no place like home.

    This salad looks delicious! I love any salad with a sweet potato in it.

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    Memoria — March 26, 2010 @ 11:11 am

    CONGRATULATIONS on the new gig!!! I’ll stop by after commenting here. This salad looks so healthy and colorful! Wow.

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    grace — March 26, 2010 @ 12:58 pm

    interesting combination, maria! i happen to love orange on green, so the color palette definitely appeals!

  21. 21
    Mary — March 26, 2010 @ 1:27 pm

    What a lovely spring salad. I hope you have a grand weekend with your Dad.

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    Sook @ My Fabulous Recipes — March 26, 2010 @ 2:00 pm

    That looks like a great, healthy salad recipe! Love it!

  23. 23

    How could I not love this perfect salad with roasted sweet potatoes! Simple, healthy & balanced. I would put that crumbled feta on mine as well, also a few ounces of grilled chicken. Glad to hear you are home from such a busy week. Congrats on Make and Takes! I will buzz over there…..

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    Laurie — March 26, 2010 @ 3:48 pm

    I love what you did with the sweet potatoes and apples hear. It looks so healthy!

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    Aggie — March 26, 2010 @ 4:03 pm

    Great salad Maria!! Looks delicious and so fresh!

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    Katrina — March 26, 2010 @ 6:01 pm

    Yum I would love this and just saw that today is National Spinach Day. Who knew?
    Have a great time with your dad.

  27. 27

    This salad sounds delicious. I definitively have to try to cook sweet potatoes more often. I would only add some pinenuts or hazelnuts for additional crunchiness!

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    Chris — March 26, 2010 @ 7:03 pm

    Congrats! This salad sounds like a keeper. Yummy flavors!

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    sweetlife — March 26, 2010 @ 11:33 pm

    what a great salad..full of yummy flavors

    sweetlife

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    sweetlife — March 26, 2010 @ 11:33 pm

    oh!! congrats ont he new gig…how rude am I??haha

    sweetlife

    • twopeas replied: — March 27th, 2010 @ 8:44 am

      Thanks for the nice comments! Have a great weekend!

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    Jamie — March 27, 2010 @ 11:24 am

    Oooh I just started roasting sweet potatoes and love them! This salad is fantastic and as I so need to start making and eating more, this is a fabulous inspiration. Love the roasted sweet potato-feta combo.

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    leslie — March 27, 2010 @ 12:40 pm

    This salad rocks!!! I love roasting sweet potatoes.

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    angie — March 27, 2010 @ 4:39 pm

    This looks so healthy and delicious, I need to make more salads like this one, yum!

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    teresa — March 27, 2010 @ 5:11 pm

    such a pretty and inventive salad, i love it!

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    Shannon — March 27, 2010 @ 7:11 pm

    great combo, the apples and sweet potatoes :)

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    Valen — March 28, 2010 @ 8:11 am

    Love the apples with the sweet potato, what a pretty salad!

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    Bonnie Barker — March 28, 2010 @ 10:07 am

    I love sweet potatoes. If this salad tastes half as good as it looks, it’s a winner.

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    SMITH BITES — March 28, 2010 @ 2:18 pm

    CONGRATS on the new gig – and the salad is perfect for this ‘in between’ season; some of the first days of spring are cooler and this is perfect!

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    Lori — March 28, 2010 @ 2:26 pm

    Congrats on your new gig! That is great news. Sounds like it will be a fun one. I love roasted sweet potatos, but don’t use them nearly enough. Great combination with this salad.

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    sheena — March 28, 2010 @ 2:54 pm

    Hi there! I don’t know how this is the first time I’ve ever come across your blog…I’ve been missing out!!

    This looks sooooo good!

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