Sweet Potato & Carrot Side Salad

This is my entry for this month's No Croutons Required. There is still time to join in, just make a soup or a salad featuring potatoes and submit your entry to me at by the 20th of February. The line-up and voting poll will be posted the next day and then the winner will be announced on the 28th of February 2009. The rules can be found here. Please remember to include where you are from in your email.

Sweet Potato & Carrot Side Salad

2 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into sticks
1 large carrot, peeled and cut into sticks
3 spring onions, finely sliced
1 clove garlic, finely chopped
1/2 cup fat free fromage frais
2-3 tbsp lemon juice
peel of 1 orange & 1 lemon
1 handful fresh dill, finely chopped
1 tsp chilli flakes
salt & pepper

feta cheese to serve (optional)

Boil or steam the potatoes and carrot until just tender, then rise under a cold tap to stop the cooking process.

Spoon the fromage frais into a bowl and add all the other ingredients. Mix well. Season.

Mix the potatoes and carrots with the dressing and top with some feta cheese and a little of the peel.


  1. Oh, I hadn't realized sweet potatoes were okay! This sounds delish. Now I'll have to go re-think my submission. . . !!

  2. This sounds really good, I can imagine how carrots and sweet potatoes would be a great flavor combination.

  3. Hi Ricki, Po-tay-toes, Po-tat-toes, any old kind :)

    It was one of those 'what's in the fridge?' kind of decisions Sarah :)

  4. Oh I love the look of this, Holler. I adore sweet potatoes! What an inventive salad.

  5. That sounds really tasty, love sweet potatoes!

  6. Interesting and different technique for carrots and potatoes. I like it!

  7. This looks sooooooooo yummy, Holler! I'll have to make it while hubby is away though, because he can't stand sweet potatoes (he's crazy, I know!).

    Also, check my blog tomorrow for MY entry for this month's "No Croutons Required"... you convinced me! :-D

  8. That looks really hearty yet fresh with the carrots. Yum!

  9. I just love your healthy entry for this month Holler. The feta is a must :)

  10. What a great looking salad!


  11. Lovely jubbly. And a timely reminder. I made my soup and photographed it and haven't blogged about it. Friday's the deadline, right? I can do that.

  12. That's some powerful salad you have there.

  13. Good gawd...time just keeps escaping me at the moment. Don't think, given it's Friday already, that I'll get anything up.

    Which is a shame, 'cos I do love taters.

    Now, Holler, you see you say that feta is optional. But, as Lisa suggests, for lil ole me, it never is. Beautiful salad!

  14. Love this salad Holler.. more so as u used sweet potatoes. All those flavors of the citrus zest & the spicy going on together.


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