Spiced sweet potato salad with crisp noodles

Spiced sweet potato salad with crisp noodles

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(4 ratings)

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 25 mins


Serves 2
The noodles are fried until crisp and then scattered over this colourful salad for a bit of crunch

Nutrition and extra info

  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal411
  • fat23g
  • saturates3g
  • carbs47g
  • sugars13g
  • fibre0g
  • protein7g
  • salt0.41g


  • 2 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks
    Sweet potatoes

    Sweet potato

    sweet po-tate-toe

    Sweet potatoes have a creamy texture and a sweet-spicy flavour that makes them ideal for savoury…

  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 2 tsp sunflower oil, plus extra for frying
    Sunflower oil

    Sunflower oil

    Sunflower oil is made from pressing sunflower seeds and extracting the oil. It's usually…

  • 25g dried fine egg noodle
  • zest and juice half an orange



    One of the best-known citrus fruits, oranges aren't necessarily orange - some varieties are…

  • 2 tsp red wine vinegar
  • 2 handfuls spinach leaves



    Used in almost every cuisine across the world, spinach is an enormously popular green vegetable…

  • 1 avocado, peeled and sliced



    Although it's technically a fruit, the mild-flavoured avocado is used as a vegetable. Native…

  • half a red onion, finely sliced


  1. Heat oven to 200C/fan 180C/gas 6. Toss the potato chunks with the cumin, 1 tsp oil and some seasoning. Spread over a baking tray, then roast for 20-25 mins until tender and golden.

  2. Meanwhile, cook the noodles according to pack instructions, then drain. Heat 1cm oil in a wok or deep pan until a piece of noodle dropped in begins to sizzle immediately. Fry the noodles in a couple of batches for 30 secs until crisp. Remove with a slotted spoon, then drain well on kitchen paper.

  3. When the potatoes are ready, whisk together the final tsp of oil with the orange zest and juice, red wine vinegar and a little seasoning. Tip the potatoes into a bowl with the spinach, avocado and red onion, drizzle with the dressing, then gently mix – with your hands is easiest. Divide between 2 plates and crumble over the crispy noodles.

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10th Mar, 2011
Surprisingly tasty, love the orangy tang against the warmth of the cumin.
3rd Aug, 2009
This was really yummy. The ingredients all complimented each other well. The only thing i changed in the recipe was cooking the onion rather than serving it raw. Very nice.
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