Sweet Potato & Caramelised Onion Salad

Apr 20, 2023
Sweet Potato & Caramelised Onion Salad in a bowl

I love ANYTHING sweet potato, and this salad is no exception! It’s great for a night in with the family, or fancy enough to take to a social event. 


  • 1 (700g) large sweet potato, sliced on the round ⁠
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil⁠
  • 1 tsp sea salt ⁠
  • 2 red onions, finely sliced⁠
  • 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar⁠
  • 1 tbsp coconut sugar, or brown sugar⁠
  • 2 cups baby spinach leaves⁠
  • ¼ bunch parsley, leaves & stems finely chopped⁠
  • ½ cup (70g) toasted almonds, roughly chopped⁠
  • 150g ricotta (I used my almond “ricotta” in this recipe and it’s delish - G, add link to ricotta recipe!)

For the dressing:⁠

  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil⁠
  • 1 tbsp red wine vinegar⁠
  • 2 tsp wholegrain mustard⁠
  • 2 tsp maple syrup⁠
  • ¼ tsp ground cinnamon⁠


  • Preheat the oven to 200°C. Line a baking tray with baking paper. ⁠
  • Spread the sweet potato pieces across the baking tray. Drizzle with 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil and 1 tsp sea salt. Use your hands to toss the ingredients to ensure the potato is evenly covered in oil. Bake in the preheated oven for 35 minutes or until cooked through. Note: cook time will depend on how thick your sweet potato slices are. ⁠
  • To make the caramelised onions, heat the remaining olive oil in a non-stick frying pan over a medium high heat. Add the sliced onions and saute for 3-4 minutes or until they start to soften. Add the balsamic vinegar and the coconut sugar to the pan. Cook for 7-10 minutes or until the liquid has reduced and the onions are caramelised. ⁠
  • To prepare the dressing, combine all of the ingredients in a small bowl or jar. Whisk or shake to combine. Season to taste with sea salt and black pepper. ⁠
  • To assemble the salad, spread the baby spinach leaves across the base of a large serving platter. Top with the sweet potato slices, chopped parsley, toasted almonds, caramelised onion and goat’s cheese, if using. Drizzle the dressing over the top and serve. ⁠


Recipe credit to JSHealth.


Approved for: Adrenal Diet, Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Vegan

Filipa Bellette is Co-Founder of Chris & Filly Functional Medicine. She is an accredited Clinical Nutritionist & Functional Medicine Practitioner. She is also a Ph.D. thought-leader, award-winning writer, and regularly published as a guest blogger & in the media. Together with her husband Chris Bellette, Filipa has worked with over 2,000+ busy, burnout clients in the last 10+ years, and specialises in producing healthy, balanced, and happy Mums & Dads…or as she calls it, a Power Parent! Filipa’s own passion for producing high-performance Power Parents came from her own personal experience of Mummy Burnout, after having babies and juggling the demands of business, family, and her failing health.

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