Roasted Sweet Potato, Feta, and Wild Rice Salad

March 24, 2012

Author Notes: This recipe is simple to make and yet it has a modern sort of sophistication to it. The contrast of the nutty grains, crispy sweet potatoes, creamy salty feta, freshness of the mint, and bright acidity of the lime juice all work wonderfully well together.Laurie Tacchella

Serves: 4


  • 3 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 1/2 cup basmati rice
  • 1 cup wild rice
  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 2 tablespoons sage, roughly chopped
  • 1/4 cup oregano, roughly chopped
  • 1/2 cup mint, roughly chopped
  • 3 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 1 lime, juice and zest
  • 8 ounces feta, hand crumbled
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • sea salt
  • fresh ground pepper
In This Recipe


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Peel the sweet potatoes and cut them roughly into 1 inch cubes. Spread on a parchment paper lined sheet pan and drizzle with just enough olive oil to lightly coat potatoes. Season with salt and pepper and toss. Roast for 20-25 minutes or until tender in the middle and slightly crispy on the outside.
  2. Meanwhile, cook the basmati rice, wild rice, and quinoa according to package instructions. Place in a fine sieve to drain off any access water. Pour rices and quinoa into a large mixing bowl while warm. Add the roasted sweet potatoes.
  3. Coarsely chop the sage, oregano, mint, and onions. Add to large mixing bowl. Add lime juice and feta. Salt and pepper, to taste. Toss together gently. Drizzle with olive oil. Serve warm. Recipe adapted from Plenty by Yotam Ottolenghi

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3 Reviews

Author Comment
Laurie T. March 28, 2012
Thanks, it is one of my favorites. Congrats on the win for your baklava recipe. I love baklava, but have never actually made it at home. Is it difficult?
Author Comment
Laurie T. March 28, 2012
Thanks, it's one of my favorites and so simple to make. Congrats on the win for your almond baklava recipe! I love baklava but have never made it difficult?
cookingProf March 24, 2012
What a wonderful combination of flavors; ... nutty, earthy, sweet, salty! I have to make this soon. Thanks for the recipe.