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Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Greens Salad with Quince Vinaigrette

Small pieces of oven roasted sweet potatoes lay on a bed of kale, spinach, radicchio and baby romaine. Toasted pecans add a crunch and creamy blue cheese takes it to the next level of yum! Tossed in a tangy Quince - Balsamic Vinaigrette. This Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Greens Salad with Quince Vinaigrette is unique and delicious!
Course Salad
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 446kcal

Ingredients

For the Vinaigrette

  • 4 ounces of quince paste, membrillo, cut into small pieces
  • ¼ cup water
  • ¼ cup balsamic vinegar
  • ½ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste

For the Salad

  • 1 large or 2 small sweet potatoes,peeled and diced into small cubes
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 12 ounces of salad mix I used kale, radicchio, spinach and baby romaine lettuces
  • 4 ounces Blue Cheese, crumbled I used gorgonzola
  • 2 - 3 ounces pecans or walnuts, toasted

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit
  • Place the diced sweet potatoes in a single layer on a baking sheet. Drizzle them with 1 tablespoon of olive oil and season with salt and pepper to taste. Toss well. Bake for 20 – 25 minutes or until cooked through and tender. Remove from the oven and reserve.

To Make the Vinaigrette

  • In a blender or food processor at a low setting, puree the quince paste with the water and balsamic vinegar. Slowly drizzle in the ½ cup of extra virgin olive oil and process until fully emulsified. Season with salt and pepper. Reserve.

Assemble the Salad

  • In a large platter or salad bowl arrange the greens, top with the roasted sweet potatoes and toasted pecans. Drizzle some of the vinaigrette and toss to combine. Top with crumbled blue cheese. Add more vinaigrette if needed. Enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 446kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 39g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 21mg | Sodium: 441mg | Potassium: 402mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 5795IU | Vitamin C: 24.8mg | Calcium: 178mg | Iron: 1.3mg