Food: Sweet Potato, Green Bean and Smoked Paprika Salad
I was on my favorite blog, Design*Sponge, today looking for some great DIY inspiration and I found this recipe that looked yummy and thought I'd share it with you folks!
The photos that go along with this post are all the convincing I need to try this out!
extra-virgin olive oil
1 onion, finely sliced
1 sweet potato, peeled and cut into thick wedges about 5 cm long
2 potatoes, cut into thick wedges about 5 cm long
2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
2 teaspoons smoked paprika
salt and freshly ground black pepper
large handful of green beans, topped and tailed, cut in half on the diagonal
3 ripe tomatoes, cut into wedges
handful of flat-leaf parsley, chopped
juice of 1/2 lemon
sour cream or natural yoghurt to serve (optional)
1. Preheat the oven to 200°C. Heat around 3 tablespoons of oil in an ovenproof frying pan over medium heat. Add the onion, sweet potato and potato and pan-fry for 5–10 minutes, tossing occasionally, until lightly coloured.
2. Stir in the garlic, paprika, 1 teaspoon of salt and generous black pepper, coating well. Transfer the pan to the oven and roast until the vegetables are tender (around 15 minutes).
3. Meanwhile, bring a small saucepan of water to a boil. Add the beans and simmer for a few minutes, then drain.
4. Put the hot beans into a large bowl along with the tomato and parsley. Add the hot roasted vegetables, lemon juice and another good splash of oil and toss to combine. Add extra salt and pepper to taste. Serve with dollops of sour cream or natural yoghurt if desired.