Kumara and Baby Spinach Salad

This salad week won’t be complete without a salad dish common here in New Zealand, the Kumara and Baby Spinach Salad. Sweet Potatoes or Kumara (what we call it here) is very abundant in New Zealand hence this root crop is commonly used in salad, accompaniment to roasts and replacement for chips. A very filling salad due to the sweet potatoes so when serving this barbecues or meats there is no need for other carb dishes like potatoes, rice or bread.

Kumara and Baby Spinach Salad
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  • 2 pcs Small Golden Sweet Potatoes, grilled and sliced
  • 1 bowl Baby Spinach
  • 2 pcs Hard Boiled Eggs, quartered
  • ½ small Red Onion, thinly sliced
  • ⅓ cup Pistachio, Chopped
  • ⅓ cup Feta, crumbled
  • Honey Mustard
  1. Toss everything in a salad bowl then serve with honey mustard dressing.



25 Responses

  1. mjskit says:

    What a tasty salad! Love those golden sweet potatoes!

  2. cecilia says:

    and real kumara is almost impossible to find over here in the states, the sweet potatoes just do not measure up, however i do look forward to making this lovely salad when i get back home to NZ .. very soon! c

  3. Such a tasty salad !!!! Nice post !

  4. That must be a very flavorful and healthful salad. Very nice arrangement and plating, Raymund! 🙂

  5. Tessa says:

    Beautiful! I would never have thought of putting grilled sweet potatoes in a green salad. Great idea!

  6. Learned a new word today. Kumara! Just a fab salad altogether 🙂 Works for my “diet”…LOL

  7. Great looking eggs – those yolks are so yellow. And the sweet potatoes are awesome. Terrific salad – thanks.

  8. Eha says:

    Wonderful salad: gave up on potatoes a long time ago in favour of the ‘other’ kind [not really potatoes, of course!]. Lovely, but I almost do not need the eggs: enough joy in the rest!!

  9. Summer or winter, I’d enjoy this salad.

  10. Kristy says:

    What a great idea! I’m the only one in our house that likes sweet potatoes, but that only means there would be more for me. 🙂

  11. foodjaunts says:

    Oh excellent match up. I love sweet potatoes and that honey mustard matches them so well. Add in the green from the spinach and it looks perfect.

  12. Shirley says:

    Hi Ang,
    I am a Kiwi but live in the USA. I do not agree that the kumara is equivalent to the sweet potato in the USA. Kumara has a very distinctive taste. Only wish I could get them here.

  13. Patrick Del Rosario says:

    I always look for a sweet potato and just fry it, or sometimes with sugar, but now I learned a new recipe for a substitute for my plain fried sweet potato.

  14. Narci Rodriguez says:

    Do you boil, fry or grill the potatoes or use them raw?

  15. N Rodriguez says:

    Thank you so much,, I just found your website,,just loving it,,had tried one chicken dish my family loved it,, it’s really yummy, i will surely try this interesting salad

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