Persian Inspired Salad With Sweet Potato and Spinach

READY IN: 45mins
Recipe by Chef Kate

From the blog “Sprouts in the Hood” and influenced by Najmieh Batmanglij's recipes, this salad is unusual, delicious and works as a main dish for 2 or as a salad course for 4. I roasted my sweet potato and used spring onions in place of the garlic stems. I also skipped the red pepper flakes and saffron, though I'm sure each would be a fine addition.

Top Review by Elmotoo

this is awesome! I microwaved then peeled & cubed my sweet potatoes. I didn't have garlic scapes, so i used the green ends of scallions. we nearly polished this off! delicious! made for veggie tag 7/11. thank you!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Microwave sweet potato until soft. Run cold water over potato, while peeling skin off. Set aside.
  2. In a skillet, brown the onions and garlic in butter or ghee. Then add sweet potato, garbanzo beans, rose water, hot pepper flakes, turmeric, saffron and salt.
  3. Let mixture cool then add dill, spearmint, parsley, garlic stems and spinach.
  4. Dress with some lemon juice and olive oil.
  5. Garnish with a dollop of yogurt and pine nuts.

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