Monday, June 13, 2011

Rocket, blue cheese, sweet potato and pine nut salad

Gluttonous June rolled on apace this weekend, with a University reunion in the Cotswolds.  It peed down with rain for most of the weekend, so who can blame us for sitting inside and filling our faces with food and booze?!

Anyway, for fear of developing gout and because of an impending holiday, I intend to eat a little more healthily for the next fortnight.  And evil booze... STAY AWAY.

Quick salad recipe below.  Not 100% fat free, due to the cheese and pine nuts but definitely better for you than chips.

Ingredients (Serves 2):
Bag of rocket or salad leaves
1 sweet potato
100g blue cheese, cubed (I used a Cornish blue)
Handful of pine nuts
Salad dressing of your choice (a simple mix of balsamic and olive oil works just fine)

Heat the oven to 180c

Peel the sweet potato and cut into cubes.  Place on baking tray, drizzle with a good glug of olive oil and roast for 20-25 minutes until soft.

Gently toast the pine nuts over a low heat.

Dress the salad.

Let the sweet potato cool slightly, then combine all the ingredients in a large bowl and serve.

Rocket and blue cheese salad

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