Sweet Potato Pomegranate Salad

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Sweet Potato Pomegranate Salad with feta cheese, pepitas, and a light pomegranate dressing. Serve this healthy dish at your holiday meal!Sweet Potato Pomegranate Salad Recipe on twopeasandtheirpod.com A great side to any meal!

I think I am turning orange. Not because I am going to the tanning booth, but because I am eating A LOT of sweet potatoes. I am addicted to this Sweet Potato Pomegranate Salad. I made it once and devoured it, so I made it again…and again!I think my skin is starting to have a slight orange tint to it. I don’t care because I can’t stop eating this salad. It is so good!

And at least my orange tint is from a healthy salad and not a tanning bed. I tried the tanning thing in high school and it was not a good idea. Not only is it bad for your health, but I was allergic. I broke out in a rash every time and would cry for a day because it felt like someone was stabbing me with needles. Did I keep tanning? Yes! I didn’t want to look “bad” in my cheerleading uniform or prom dress. Don’t worry, I wised up and stopped going! Oh, the things we do in high school. Live and learn. I am glad those days are behind me.

Roasted Sweet Potato Pomegranate Salad Recipe on twopeasandtheripod.com. Love this quick and easy salad!

Ok, let’s get down to business because you all need to make this salad. I love this salad because it is SO easy and so fresh! I start with roasted sweet potatoes which are pretty much my all time favorite food. Roasted sweet potatoes are better than candy if you ask me! Cut them into cubes, drizzle with olive oil, season with salt and pepper, and roast away! Sweet potato perfection!

 

Roasted Sweet Potato Pomegranate Salad Recipe on twopeasandtheripod.com. This healthy salad is the perfect holiday side dish!

I am perfectly content eating roasted sweet potatoes right from the baking sheet. Some days, that is my dinner. I don’t need anything else, but I wanted to jazz up my sweet potatoes so I added pomegranate arils, pepitas, and feta cheese.

Sweet Potato Pomegranate Salad Recipe on twopeasandtheripod.com. This healthy salad is the perfect holiday side dish!

I added a splash of pomegranate dressing to bring out the pomegranate flavor. I used pomegranate juice, red wine vinegar, honey, and olive oil. The dressing is nice and light and gives the salad a little boost of flavor!

Sweet Potato Pomegranate Salad Recipe on twopeasandtheripod.com. This healthy and beautiful salad is the perfect holiday side dish!

I love the pop of color and flavor the pomegranate, pepitas, and feta add to this salad. I am seriously addicted. I can’t stop making it! We’ve been eating it for lunch and dinner as our main meal, but it also is a great side dish to any meal.

If you are looking for an easy, healthy, and beautiful side dish for Thanksgiving, make this Sweet Potato Pomegranate Salad. It’s a showstopper! And who says sweet potatoes have to have marshmallows melted on top for Thanksgiving? Mix things up this year and serve this Sweet Potato Pomegranate Salad. And if you want to turn orange like me, go ahead and make the traditional marshmallow sweet potatoes and my Sweet Potato Pomegranate Salad. You can never have enough sweet potatoes:)

Sweet Potato Pomegranate Salad Recipe on twopeasandtheripod.com. This healthy salad is perfect for any holiday meal!

Sweet Potato Pomegranate Salad

Sweet potato and pomegranate salad with feta cheese, pepitas, and a light pomegranate dressing. This salad is great as a side dish for any fall or holiday meal!
4.89 from 9 votes
Prep Time
10 minutes
Cook Time
30 minutes
Total Time
40 minutes

Ingredients

For the salad:

  • 4 large sweet potatoes peeled and cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup pomegranate arils
  • 1/2 cup pepitas
  • 1/2 cup feta cheese

For the pomegranate dressing:

  • 2 tablespoons pomegranate juice
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Place the sweet potatoes on a large baking sheet. Drizzle with olive oil and toss until sweet potatoes are well coated. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. Roast for 20-30 minutes, stirring occasionally, or until sweet potatoes are tender. Remove from oven.
  2. Place the sweet potatoes in a large bowl. Add pomegranate arils, pepitas, and feta cheese.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together pomegranate juice, red wine vinegar, honey, olive oil, salt, and pepper. Drizzle dressing over sweet potato salad. Gently toss. Serve immediately.

Maria Lichty

I’m Maria and my husband is Josh. We share a love of cooking, baking, and entertaining. We enjoy creating recipes that are simple, fresh, and family friendly. We love sitting around the table with good food, good conversation, and good friends and family! Our kitchen is always open!
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  1. I’m almost embarrassed to say that I just tried pom seeds – they’re amazing! I’ve been looking for creative ways to use them ever since. I love the combination of flavors and colors here – it’s on my list!

  2. This is beautiful photography and it looks delicious! My baby had a slight orange tint after too much sweet potato that my pediatrician told me to lighten up πŸ™‚ But I think we adult could use a little more orange! Thanks for the recipe.

    1. 5 stars
      Just made this and it is so good! The only thing I left out was pepitas because I forgot to get them at the store. It’s great without but I think the added texture and salt would make it even better. I’m wondering how the leftovers will be tomorrow cold from the fridge. Probably just as good!

  3. Thanks for the recipe. I haven’t felt like cooking recently but this brought me out of my funk. It’s delicious, especially after a week of frozen perogies πŸ˜›

    Thanks!

  4. I am so excited to try this recipe! Slightly ecstatic, actually…I lucked out and found some reduced pomegranates at Kroger’s last week AND I just roasted some cubed sweet potatoes the other day. Hooray! Thanks for sharing another delicious recipe!

  5. I made this last night for a side to our chicken and it was delicious…the boyfriend (who was skeptical at first) raved about it the rest of the night!!

  6. What a stunning salad, Maria! I love everything about it and will definitely be making it for one of our Holiday feasts or just a weeknight side dish!

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