Moroccan Sweet Potato and Medjool Date Salad with Cilantro-Lime Dressing

Moroccan Sweet Potato and Medjool Date Salad with Cilantro-Lime Dressing

Moroccan Sweet Potato and Medjool Date Salad with Cilantro-Lime Dressing

Preparation time: 25 minutes
Cooking time: 25 minutes
Servings: 2

All the middle eastern flavours you love in one bowl! This warm salad recipe combines nutritious and filling sweet potatoes with Medjool dates, carrots and red onions. Drizzled with a cilantro-lime dressing, you'll get a full explosion of flavours! This recipe was inspired by The First Mess blog. 

Ingredients
  • 3 medium sweet potatoes
  • 2 medium carrots
  • 2 branches fresh mint
  • 2 braches flat parsley
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes
  • ½ red onion
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 cup cooked chickpeas
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • ¼ cup halved almonds
  • 4 Medjool dates, pitted
  • Sea salt, to taste
  • Black pepper, ground, to taste

Cilantro-Lime Dressing

  • 1 lime, zest and juice
  • 6 branches of cilantro
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • Sea salt, to taste
  • Black pepper, ground, to taste
  • 1 pinch powdered chili
Preparation
  1. Preheat oven to 400°F (205°C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. 
  2. Place sweet potatoes in a large saucepan and cover with cold water, bring to boil and cook for 20 minutes over medium heat until they are tender. Drain and let cool. 
  3. Meanwhile, place the chickpeas on a baking sheet, coat with olive oil and cumin, salt and pepper and brown. Place in preheated oven for 15 minutes.
  4. Peel and cut the carrots into small pieces. Chop the parsley and mint. Cut the cherry tomatoes in half, thinly slice the red onion and cut the dates into thin slices.
  5. Once the potatoes have cooled, carefully remove the skin and cut into cubes. 
  6. Mix all ingredients of the salad together, salt and pepper generously. 
  7. Drizzle with Cilantro-Lime dressing.

Cilantro-Lime Dressing

  1. Mix all ingredients together in a high-speed blender until smooth. 
  2. Adjust seasoning to taste.

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