Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Spiced Roast Sweet Potatoes, Goat's Cheese, Tomato and Arugula Salad


Here's a nod to Fall yet with the flavors of summer.  Sweet potatoes I believe are the best vegetable on earth.  Toss them in cumin, coriander, cinnamon and some olive oil and roast them - OH - they are absolutely lip smacking good.  It's important to douse them with more olive oil, lime juice, salt and pepper just before serving, you won't be disappointed.


This is great with a grilled chicken breast or equally wonderful by itself.



Spiced Roasted Sweet Potatoes, Goat's Cheese, Tomato and Arugula Salad.

3-4 Sweet Potatoes
Olive oil
1 teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground coriander
Pinch of red pepper flakes
salt and pepper
4 oz goat's cheese
Cherry tomatoes
A handful of arugula
Cilantro
Juice of a lime

Heat the oven to 425 F

Peel and chop the sweet potato into chunks.  Toss in a tablespoon or so of olive oil, along with the cumin, cinnamon, coriander, red pepper flakes, salt and pepper. 

Place the the potatoes on a baking sheet and place into the oven and roast for approximately 40 minutes. 

Remove from the oven, place on a platter, crumble over the goat's cheese so that it melts slightly.  Scatter over the cherry tomatoes, halved or not, arugula and cilantro. 

Pour over a little more olive oil, squeeze over the lime juice, salt and pepper. Simple, relatively quick and delicious!

46 comments:

  1. I never thought about the combination of sweet potato and goat cheese. Nice! The mild flavor of the sweet potato and with the slightly sharp flavor of goat cheese.

    Velva

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  2. oh this looks wonderful! And I even have sweet potatoes! Thanks for a yummy looking recipe!

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  3. Sounds delicious and the colors are wonderful.

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  4. What a tasty combination of ingredients!

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  5. Oh Mary, this dish has to knock people's socks off! I could just eat the sweet potatoes seasoned like that by themselves. Have to try this. Yum. xo

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  6. Wow... this looks spectacular!! I must try it!

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  7. Ok, I'm so making this Mary. It's so visually appealing. Those sweet potatoes look dynamite all crispy and browned. I even think my kids would gobble this up.

    xoxo,
    Jackie

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  8. Looks so delicious! I would love to have this for lunch today!

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  9. Oh my! This looks so delicious! I really should cook more often with sweet potatoes! I love sweet potatoes! Thanks for sharing!

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  10. Right Mary you got me at sweet potatoes. This is everything I love mingled together and I would've never thought of. Thank you for sharing. Bookmarking this and giving it a go:)

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  11. Sweet potatoes are pretty awesome. This is a great transition from summer to fall meal.

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  12. Oh my!god it looks so delicious! I really cook more often with sweet potatoes! I love sweet potatoes! They are small and you can use it with any vegetables Thanks for sharing!

    Rico`s Pizzeria

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  13. This is my kind of salad - colorful and delicious. Love the idea of including the sweet potatoes.
    Sam

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  14. This is pretty much my perfect salad Mary. The only green I really love is arugula, and goat cheese is well, one of my absolute favorite ingredients. The roasted sweet potatoes just add that missing ingredient and I´m so glad it´s not chicken. And they´re perfect on their own too. Fantastic salad! I´m pinning it right now!

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  15. Love sweet potatoes and just started using goat cheese...what a great combination!

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  16. Mmmmmm, sweet potatoes! I love the flavors you roasted them with, what a fabulous salad! Looks delicious.

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  17. Oooohh.. Yum!! This sounds fantastic.. although I'm a sucker for anything with goat cheese in it!!

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  18. I haven't eaten sweet potatoes for quiet sometime :P Love this deliciously flavored salad ! Such a great combination of flavors and it looks wonderful as well :D

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  19. If I can get my act together and be organized enough, I'm making this to have for my lunches next week. Fabulous!

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  20. If I can get my act together I'm making this for my lunches next week!

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  21. Mmmm seems like the perfect thing to make the most out of the summer end bounty. Cheers!

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  22. It even comes in autumnal colours! It does sound very good.

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  23. This sounds delicious! Unfortunatly my husband would go running from the dinner table if I served this. So, I guess it's just a plain tossed salad for him! :)

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  24. I bet the goat cheese really adds the perfect creamy tang to those sweet taters! Sounds like a great side dish - or main dish too!

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  25. Oh Mary, I LOVE sweet potatoes, too, and think they are nutrient rich. What a great flavor combo and in salad form. Your pic is so beautiful!

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  26. Tis is just teh sort of simple but delicious cookery I love :) What a great idea to put roast sweet potatoes in a salad. This one I'll try for sure!

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  27. This looks wonderful and healthy!

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  28. Gorgeous pictures, Mary! I'm always amazed at how incredibly delicious just plain old veggies can be in combination with great spices, herbs and other ingredients!

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  29. Oh my goodness that looks sooooo tasty!! You know I have never tried roasted sweet potatoes. I think I will have to remedy that now with this recipe.Thanks for sharing :))

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  30. Some of my favourite ingredients! I think I've never used cinnamon with a salad. I'm curious about the the final taste now.

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  31. Oh, boy, what a delicious way to usher in autumn! Gorgeous, too!

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  32. Mary, this is a beautiful side dish. I love the flavors you've combined here. This really sounds delicious. I hope you are having a great day. Blessings...Mary

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  33. Not only does it sound tasty but very healthy too! Happy Weekend:@)

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  34. Mary, this is one picture perfect, healthy and colorful salad - my kids adore sweet potatoes, goat´s cheese, tomatoes and arugula - I am quite sure that they would all devour this salad - great idea!

    Have a wonderful weekend!

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  35. I love your healthy blog posts. Lovely recipe and pictures x

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  36. Oooh, the potato bites look so crispy and delicious! Love this fall salad idea, Mary! Hope your weekend is fabulous! xoxo

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  37. Awesome! While this is totally a fall dish, it's got summer written all over it :) Best of both worlds? I think so. YUMMY!

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  38. Oh dear me....I have to agree....Sweet Potatoes are the BEST!
    Great looking dish.
    Shug

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  39. Gorgeous, and super delicious autumn salad, Mary (pinned it)...absolutely divine with the combination of the spices, and the creamy smooth Goat cheese!
    xo

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  40. lovely, i feel like making these right away!!

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  41. This is beautiful and I don't think I would have thought to throw in those spices with the sweet potato but I can only imagine how wonderful it all tastes together.

    I can't believe how many of your posts I've missed. I'm sure your posts come to my inbox. I'll have to go back and check. Great recipes!

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  42. I love sweet potatoes, but would never had thought of serving them this way! Great recipe - thanks for adding it to my Link-Up!

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  43. The seasonings on this dish sound really delicious, as do the rest of the ingredients.

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