Pomegranate salad with a saffron tahini dressing

Pomegranate salad with a saffron tahini dressing
  • Serves icon Serves 6
  • Time icon Takes 10 minutes to make, 20-25 minutes in the oven, plus cooling

A vibrant Middle Eastern-inspired winter salad recipe made with sweet potatoes, pomegranate and mint with a saffron dressing.

Nutrition: per serving

Calories
374kcals
Fat
19.8g (6.6g saturated)
Protein
13.3g
Carbohydrates
38.1g (12.1g sugar)
Salt
0.6g
Calories
374kcals
Fat
19.8g (6.6g saturated)
Protein
13.3g
Carbohydrates
38.1g (12.1g sugar)
Salt
0.6g

Ingredients

  • 900g (about 2 large) sweet potatoes, cut into 2cm cubes
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 175g watercress
  • 1 pomegranate, halved and seeds removed
  • 75g pumpkin seeds, toasted
  • Bunch of spring onions, thinly sliced
  • 150g goat’s cheese, crumbled
  • Handful fresh mint leaves, finely shredded

For the dressing

  • Pinch of saffron
  • 50g tahini (sesame seed paste)
  • Juice of 1 large lemon

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 200°C/ fan180°C/ gas 6. Put the sweet potatoes in a roasting tin, drizzle with the oil and season. Roast for 20-25 minutes, tossing halfway. Cool.
  2. Meanwhile, soften the saffron in 2 tablespoons of boiling water, then cool. Put into a bowl with the tahini and lemon juice and whisk to a creamy consistency. Season.
  3. Put the sweet potato in a bowl with the remaining ingredients. Drizzle over the dressing and serve.

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