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
- 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
- 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!
Have you tried this recipe?
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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 🙂
A light, healthy and tasty salad! Wonderful.
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!
Welcome back and congratulations on the new gig! 🙂 I love apples in salads.
Congrats on the new gig! I have everything for that salad in my pantry and can’t wait to try it out!
Looks delicious, Maria! 🙂 I love roasted sweet potatoes!
Congratulations and welcome back. The salad is amazing and very colorful.
Yum I love sweet potato in salad!
Sweet potatoes make everything better – and prettier, too. Nice to come home and have a healthy, delicious dinner. 🙂
This looks super yummy! We are growing spinach in the garden, so I’ll keep this in mind.
Maria, this salad looks so healthy and tasty. Congratulations on the new recipe gig. How fun!
Congrats on the new gig, that’s great!! Love this salad idea, and so easy.
Beautiful! And I am sure it is just as delicious as it looks.
Great flavour combinations!
Wow, so simple and so delicious looking! Love the sweet potato in there.
I love this salad – it’s so colorful, healthy and delicious. Sweet potatoes are the best.
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!
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.
CONGRATULATIONS on the new gig!!! I’ll stop by after commenting here. This salad looks so healthy and colorful! Wow.
interesting combination, maria! i happen to love orange on green, so the color palette definitely appeals!
What a lovely spring salad. I hope you have a grand weekend with your Dad.
That looks like a great, healthy salad recipe! Love it!
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…..
I love what you did with the sweet potatoes and apples hear. It looks so healthy!
Great salad Maria!! Looks delicious and so fresh!
Yum I would love this and just saw that today is National Spinach Day. Who knew?
Have a great time with your dad.
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!
Congrats! This salad sounds like a keeper. Yummy flavors!
what a great salad..full of yummy flavors
oh!! congrats ont he new gig…how rude am I??haha
Thanks for the nice comments! Have a great weekend!
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.
This salad rocks!!! I love roasting sweet potatoes.
This looks so healthy and delicious, I need to make more salads like this one, yum!
such a pretty and inventive salad, i love it!
great combo, the apples and sweet potatoes 🙂
Love the apples with the sweet potato, what a pretty salad!
I love sweet potatoes. If this salad tastes half as good as it looks, it’s a winner.
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!
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.
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!
If it has sweet potatoes in it chances are that I will love it. It looks great.
Looks healthy and delicious.
That is such a beautiful salad. The color is perfect – makes me want to dive right in. I really like sweet potatoes but don’t use them often enough.
This looks like a good healthy lunch that I can take to work.
Thanks for the idea!
This was amazing! I added craisins and slices of zuchini. Absolutely delicious.