Find VRC | veganrecipeclub.org.uk on TwitterFind VRC | veganrecipeclub.org.uk on FacebookFind VRC | veganrecipeclub.org.uk on InstagramFind VRC | veganrecipeclub.org.uk on YouTube

All recipes are deliciously vegan.

Spicy Sweet Potato Salad

gluten free
wheat free
quick meals, fast feeds
low fat low sugar, diabetic friendly
cheap as chickpeas
2 spoon difficulty rating

25-30 minutes

It can be made the night before and fridged for lunch the next day

Serves: 2-4

Spicy Sweet Potato Salad

This lovely salad doesn’t have to be overly spicy hot – see our suggestions below. The idea is to offset the flavour of the sweet potatoes with tangy, spicy flavours – including the lime! You could also add some black beans to boost nutrients (protein, calcium, iron) and make it more substantial. 

 

Top Tip
Using a good vegetable peeler makes prepping veg SO much easier. We favour this type over the long variety - and they're inexpensive to buy. You'll find yourself whizzing your way through a pile of root veg in no time!

 

  

Ingredients: 

Sweet Potato Mix

  • 225g/8oz sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1cm/½ inch cubes (see tip above about veg peelers!)
  • 1 tbsp oil – rapeseed, olive or plain

In a small bowl mix: 

  • 1 tsp cumin + ¼ tsp cayenne/mild chilli  + salt and black pepper to taste (replace the cayenne or chilli with paprika if you prefer – regular or smoked)

Salad Mix

  • 250g/9oz/1½ cups cooked sweetcorn (frozen, drained tinned or fresh)
  • ½-1 tin black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 2 spring onions, trimmed and sliced
  • 1 red, orange or yellow pepper, chopped quite fine
  • 1 good handful of coriander or parsley. Chop it fine

Salad Dressing

  • 2 tbsp olive or cold-pressed rapeseed oil
  • 1 small garlic clove, crushed
  • Zest and juice of ½ -1 lime, depending on taste
  • Salt and black pepper to taste

OPTIONAL: 

  • A few pieces of jalapeno pepper from a jar chopped roughly OR ½ a large green chilli, seeds removed and chopped fine

  

Method: 

  1. Preheat the oven to 200°C/400°F/Gas Mark 6.
  2. Line a baking tray with foil and place the sweet potatoes on it. Drizzle the oil and toss well to coat the potato cubes. Sprinkle the cumin, cayenne/chilli, salt and pepper mixture and toss to coat this also. Bake for 20-25 minutes. Set aside to cool.
  3. Meanwhile, make the salad mix. Steam or microwave the sweetcorn if necessary. Then, in a medium bowl, add the cooked sweetcorn, black beans, spring onions, peppers - and jalapenos/fresh chilli if using. Toss to combine. (Save the coriander/parsley until you’re ready to serve).
  4. Mix the dressing ingredients with a fork in a small bowl to combine.
  5. Mix the sweet potatoes into the bowl of salad, stir in the dressing and toss well. Fridge until ready to eat. Sprinkle the fresh herbs on at the very last minute and serve with an extra wedge of lime if you wish. 

 

Share on FacebookShare on Twitter

Did you know that Vegan Recipe Club is run by a charity?

Viva! is a UK-registered charity which educates people about the realities of factory farming and how it impacts our health, the planet and animals. Vegan Recipe Club is part of our project to make going – and staying – vegan really easy by providing amazing recipes which make even meat-eaters’ mouths water!

We’re doing it because veganism saves animals, protects our planet and is better for the environment and your health.

We don’t receive any government funding. We can only keep going with YOUR help. Please consider donating to Viva! to help us continue to offer these life-saving services.

New recipes

Displaying 1 - 21 of 21
Eton Mess
This is delicious. Vegan meringues really do work! They can be prepared ahead and stored in an airtight container until...See recipe »
Thai Green Curry
You can make this authentic, fragrant Thai green curry from scratch or do the quick version if you're short of...See recipe »
Mutta Thoran (Keralan Coconut Scramble)
This is a veganized version of a traditional Keralan dish and a delicious alternative to your standard tofu scramble!See recipe »
Mango Salsa
Fresh, zingy and delicious... this salsa goes great with Carribean and Mexican dishes!See recipe »
Jerk Tofu with Rice & Peas
Bring the carnival to your kitchen with this hearty, protein-rich and delicious dish! Comfort food at it's best...See recipe »
Chocolate & Marshmallow Dessert Pizza
Here we have deliciously decadent, hand-stretched, artisan egg-shaped pizzas with melted chocolate sauce, roasted marshmallows and more chocolate... mmm!See recipe »
The Meatless Feast Pizza
This is a hand-stretched artisan pizza with homemade tomato sauce, red onion, pulled jackfruit, plant-based meats in a BBQ sauce...See recipe »
Pumpkin, Blue 'Cheese' & Walnut Pizza
A delicious way to use up pumpkin after Halloween. Enjoy this unusual twist on a classic dish :)See recipe »
Cherry & Almond Chocolate Brownies
These brownies are rich, moist, chocolatey and delicious! One of the Viva! staff said they were the best brownies they'd...See recipe »
Creamy Cashew & Tofu Curry
This is a lovely rich and creamy curry, full of flavour and protein. It's easy to make and could be...See recipe »
Potatas Bravas
This classic Spanish tapas dish is soo delicious and easy too! Serve it with a green salad and it feels...See recipe »
Coffee-poached Figs with Orange & Hazelnuts
Taken from 15 Minute Vegan: On a Budget by Katy Beskow (Quadrille £15) Photography ©Dan Jones 'This is one of...See recipe »
Root Vegetable Bhuna
Taken from 15 Minute Vegan: On a Budget by Katy Beskow (Quadrille £15) Photography ©Dan Jones I always roast up...See recipe »
Cinnamon, Vanilla & Peanut Butter Popcorn
Oh wow we love this popcorn... it's so addictive so watch out!See recipe »
Chocolate Mug Cake
If you've never made a mug cake before then you'll be blown away with how well it works and how...See recipe »
Quick Banana Fritters
This recipe is so quick and easy but creates a really tasty, indulgent sweet treat!See recipe »
Simple Chilli
This is a great one for making at the start of the week and freezing for quick meals!See recipe »
One Pot Pad Thai
One pot, lots of yummy ingredients, ready in 10 minutes... need we say more!?See recipe »
Overnight Oats
A very quick, healthy and hearty breakfast which can be made the night before. Get creative with the flavours and...See recipe »
White Wine Lentils with Roasted Cherry Tomatoes & 'Crème Fraîche'
These are not just any old lentils... this is a truly delicious dish and a complete meal in itself, inspired...See recipe »
Butternut Squash Risotto
This is comfort food at its best! Sweet, caramelised butternut squash, white wine and sage create the perfect, indulgent dish :)See recipe »