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roasted sweet potato and spinach salad on plate

Roasted Sweet Potato Spinach Salad

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  • Author: Ashlea Carver
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 6 1x
  • Category: Sides
  • Method: Roasting
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Gluten Free


This delicious Roasted Sweet Potato Spinach Salad is full of delicious flavor. Hearty roasted sweet potato, crisp apple, and creamy goat cheese all come together in the perfect salad that’s perfect for a weeknight dinner or holiday gathering.



For the Sweet Potatoes

  • 1 large sweet potato
  • 1/2 tablespoon olive oil

For the Salad

  • 7 oz baby spinach
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced pink lady apple
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced red onion
  • 1/3 cup crumbled goat cheese
  • 1/3 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/3 cup candied pecans, chopped

For the Honey Dijon Dressing

  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2. tablespoons whole grain dijon mustard
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper


  1. Roast the Sweet Potatoes: Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Peel the sweet potatoes and then dice into small chunks. Place the sweet potatoes in a single layer on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake at 425 degrees for 20-25 minutes or until tender. Remove from the oven and let cool while you prepare the remaining salad ingredients.
  2. Assemble the Salad: Add all of the salad ingredients to a large mixing bowl.
  3. Make the Dressing: While the sweet potatoes are roasting, add the dressing ingredients to a small mixing bowl or blender. Whisk together or blend until well combined.
  4. Drizzle some of the salad dressing over the salad. Toss until well combined and add more dressing to suite your taste. Serve and enjoy!