roasted sweet potato caesar salad

ROASTED SWEET POTATO CAESAR SALAD WITH ROTINI, CHICKPEAS & AVOCADO

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This roasted sweet potato caesar salad is quick to pull together on a busy weeknight – especially if the sweet potatoes are roasted earlier. For family fun, we let each person choose their own toppings and add the option of a cooked protein of their choice. This makes pulling together a healthy meal much easier if you have different dietary requirements or some vegetarian household members. With the Rotini, chickpeas & avocado, this salad also makes a satisfying meatless meal that the whole family will enjoy.

On a busy night with competing schedules, this meal can come together quickly and makes sure that everyone has a nutritious meal made with love!

ROASTED SWEET POTATO CAESAR SALAD WITH ROTINI, CHICKPEAS & AVOCADO

Ingredients

Ingredients :

  • 1 head romaine lettuce washed & chopped into bite-sized pieces
  • 2– 3 medium sweet potatoes cubed & roasted
  • 2 cups cooked rotini pasta
  • 1 avocado peeled & diced
  • 1 can chickpeas 14 oz, drained & rinsed.
  • Little Creek Okanagan Caesar dressing for tossing & drizzling

Instructions

Instructions:

  • In a large bowl toss the lettuce with the Okanagan Caesar dressing and serve in individual bowls.
  • Top with sweet potatoes, chickpeas, avocado & another drizzle of dressing.
  • Optional: add cooked protein such as chicken, tofu, or tempeh.

Notes

Tip : How to roast sweet potatoes (can be done ahead and kept in the fridge for up to 3 days)
Preheat your oven to 400° F. Line a baking sheet with parchment or foil.
Wash sweet potatoes and dice into small pieces (about 1 inch). Whether you peel them is completely up to you!
In a large bowl, toss sweet potato cubes with 1 tbsp of olive oil and and a pinch of salt & pepper.
Spread evenly onto a lined baking sheet.
Roast potatoes for approximately 40 minutes, stirring every 10- 15 minutes or so, until done. They should be soft inside but crispy outside.
Remove from oven and set aside.

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