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Sweet Potato & Pesto Rice Salad

Salads DO NOT have to be dull. There are so many delicious ways to crank up the flavour, whether it’s adding roasted veggies, crunchy nuts and seeds, or the sweet kick of pesto.

Thank you to 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge member Cassie for sharing this salad recipe with us.

Cassie says, “Don’t settle for the same old boring salad! Mix it up and try this flavour packed Sweet Potato & Pesto Rice Salad.”

Join us on the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge and you’ll have access to loads of healthy salads that are big on flavour. Think Middle Eastern Chicken Salad, Tandoori Lamb with Cous Cous Salad, or Sweet Chilli Prawn Salad.

Cassie's Sweet Potato & Pesto Rice Salad

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Sweet Potato & Pesto Rice Salad
Cassie's Sweet Potato & Pesto Rice Salad
Course Main Dish
Servings
Ingredients
Pesto
  • 1/4 cup pine nuts toasted
  • 1 leaves bunch basil only
  • 1/2 tbsp grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp garlic crushed
  • Salt and pepper
Salad
  • 3/4 cup brown rice uncooked
  • 500 grams sweet potato cubed
  • Olive oil spray
  • 120 grams rocket or baby spinach
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp pine nuts toasted
  • Salt and pepper
Course Main Dish
Servings
Ingredients
Pesto
  • 1/4 cup pine nuts toasted
  • 1 leaves bunch basil only
  • 1/2 tbsp grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp garlic crushed
  • Salt and pepper
Salad
  • 3/4 cup brown rice uncooked
  • 500 grams sweet potato cubed
  • Olive oil spray
  • 120 grams rocket or baby spinach
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp pine nuts toasted
  • Salt and pepper
Cassie's Sweet Potato & Pesto Rice Salad
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 200C.
  2. Cook rice as per packet instructions.
  3. Place cubed sweet potato onto a lined baking tray and spray with oil. Bake for 15-20 minutes until golden.
  4. Place all pesto ingredients into food processor and blitz on high until paste forms, add 1-2 tbsp water if too thick.
  5. Place the sweet potato, cooked rice, rocket, pesto and toasted pine nuts into a large mixing bowl. Toss gently until combined, then serve.
  6. If storing leftovers, store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.
Recipe Notes

380 calories per serve

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