Sweet Potato and Lentil Salad with Basil Yoghurt Dressing

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This is a really hearty, warm salad. It’s kept interesting with different flavours and textures. The olives add a lovely burst of saltiness. Feel free to try different herbs in the dressing. This is a very filling and delicious 400 calorie salad.

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I’m super excited about the upcoming Virtual Vegan Potluck on May 11. It will be my first time participating and I can’t wait to discover new vegans and bloggers around the world. Sign up is open until May 6th so go check it out! You don’t have to be a vegan to participate, just create a vegan dish for the event.

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Serves 2:

  • Lettuce or salad leaves of choice (I used round lettuce)
  • 2 tomatoes
  • 30g green olives
  • 1 medium courgette
  • 2 medium sweet potatoes
  • 250g packet ready to eat stewed lentils or home cooked
  • 100g plain soya yoghurt
  • 10g fresh basil
  • 1/2 tsp garlic salt

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  1. Slice the peeled sweet potatoes about 1cm thick and grill in a health grill or in a griddle pan over a medium high heat until cooked through and coloured.
  2. Cook the sliced courgette in the same way.
  3. Divide the leaves, sliced tomatoes and chopped olives between two salad bowls and sprinkle with a little salt and pepper.
  4. Mix the yoghurt with the garlic salt and finely chopped basil, adding extra salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Heat the lentils.
  6. Arrange the sweet potato, courgette and lentils on the salad and spoon over the yoghurt dressing.

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9 Responses to Sweet Potato and Lentil Salad with Basil Yoghurt Dressing

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  3. Rebecca W. says:

    Yum! This looks wonderful.

  4. afracooking says:

    This combination of ingredients makes so much sense I can’t believe I’ve never thought of it. mmmm!

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  7. CakePants says:

    I’ve got some leftover lentils and sweet potatoes I’ve been trying to use up – how serendipitous!

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