Sweet Potato Salad Recipe With Mixed Grains and Gochujang

Gochujang roast sweet potato with mixed grain salad

  • serves 2
  • Easy

Pack plenty of texture into this low-calorie vegetarian salad with roast sweet potatoes, mixed grains, radishes and cucumber, and lift with a punchy Korean dressing

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olive nutritionist Kerry Torrens on the benefits of gochujang… Studies suggest the Korean pepper paste’s ingredients may help control appetite, boost calories burnt and slow the impact of carbs on blood sugar – thanks, in part, to the active compound called capsaicin, found in the chilli peppers. Other benefits come from the fermented soy, which is rich in genistein: this helps keep blood vessels flexible and lowers the risk of hypertension.”

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Ingredients

  • vegetable oil 2 tsp
  • sweet potatoes 2 small, cut into wedges
  • gochujang 1 tbsp, plus 2 tsp for the dressing
  • rice vinegar 1 tbsp
  • cooked mixed grains 250g pouch
  • radishes a handful, quartered
  • cucumber 1⁄4, chopped
  • red pepper 1⁄2, sliced
  • coriander 1⁄2 a small bunch, torn
  • sesame seeds 1 tbsp, toasted

Method

  • Step 1

    Heat the oven to 200C/fan 180C/gas 6. Pour the oil and sweet potatoes into a bowl with some seasoning, and toss really well. Tip onto a baking tray and roast for 25 minutes until beginning to soften and become crisp. Remove from the oven and brush each wedge with some gochujang, then return to the oven for a further 10-15 minutes or until cooked through and charred at the edges.

  • Step 2

    For the dressing, whisk 2 tsp of gochujang with 50ml of water, the rice vinegar and a little seasoning in a large bowl. Heat the mixed grains following pack instructions, tip into the bowl and toss really well. Leave to cool, then stir through the radishes, cucumber, pepper and coriander. Pile onto plates then top with the sweet potato wedges and a sprinkling of toasted sesame seeds.

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Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 483
  • Fat 15.8g
  • Saturates 2.5g
  • Carbs 65.4g
  • Sugars 20.2g
  • Fibre 12g
  • Protein 13.8g
  • Salt 0.7g
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