Sweet Potato & Chickpea Salad

Sweet Potato & Chickpea Salad

This colourful, nutrient-packed combination of superfoods is the perfect way to eat the rainbow and nourish your body with fresh seasonal produce. Did we mention it tastes like spring in a bowl? Our lunch boxes have gone through the most delicious and nutritious upgrade!


Serves 2

Salad ingredients:
2 cups mesclun or other mixed leaf salad
¾ cup of watercress
¾ cup chickpeas
1 large sweet potato
½ red onion
Pinch of smoked paprika
Pinch of salt

Salad dressing ingredients:
¼ cup mayonnaise
1.5 tbsp balsamic or coconut balsamic 
1 tsp fresh lime juice
1 tsp Dijon mustard
1 tsp Australian Honey Infused with Lemon Myrtle
3 Bush Tomatoes
¼ tsp garlic powder
¼ tsp Gubinge (Kakadu plum) powder
Pinch of smoked paprika
Pink salt to taste

Start with sweet potato prep and baking. While these are baking, prepare other ingredients.

Preheat the oven to 170° (fan forced). Dice sweet potatoes roughly into 1” cubes, spread out on a large baking tray or two, avoid layering the pieces, spacing out is important. Drizzle Australian Olive Oil Infused with Lemon Myrtle & Pepperberry and a little salt and a sprinkle of smoked paprika on the potatoes. Cook for 20 minutes, then pull out of the oven, turn and mix with a spatula. Place back in the oven for another 10-15 minutes or until crisp on the outside and soft on the inside.

Tip. Baking extra sweet potato is a great idea as you can use it for a second salad the next day.

Prepare salad dressing 
Note: The salad dressing serves 2-3 so you may have some extra which is great if you prepare extra sweet potato for tomorrow's salad.

Cut Bush Tomatoes in thin slices, combine ingredients for salad dressing in a small bowl and mix well with a fork.

Prepare other ingredients
Finely slice red onion, chop watercress; you might want to trim the bottom part of the storks, however you can use all the watercress (stem, leaf and flower). Add to a large bowl then add in mixed leaf salad, chickpeas and combine ingredients. Add salad dressing and sweet potato, toss and combine a few more times and serve.


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