Sweet potato and goats' cheese salad


Sweet Potato and Goats' Cheese Salad

  1. Peel the sweet potato and with the help of a mandolin slice into thin little strips length-wise. (If you do not have a mandolin you can simply carry on with the potato peeler to obtain thin slices).
  2. Dress the sweet potato with the honey, a little salt and pepper, sesame oil and a little olive oil, mix well and place in the fridge for 20 minutes.
  3. In the meantime, drizzle the goats' cheese with a little olive oil and top with the sesame seeds, place under a grill for 3 or 4 minutes or until the cheese starts to melt and the seeds are golden.
  4. Add the rocket and onion to the sweet potato and mix.
  5. Place a handful of salad on the centre of the plate, top with a slice of goats' cheese and serve.


  • This salad is fantastic with some warm walnut crusty bread.
  • A mandolin is a cooking utensil used for slicing and for cutting. You can buy one in any good kitchen shop.

© Felice Tocchini 2011

Food photography by Alex Miller.



1 large sweet potato

2 spring onions sliced

Small bunch of rocket

2 tsp honey

Juice of ½ lemon

2 tsp sesame oil

Extra virgin olive oil

4 slices of goats cheese

50g black and white sesame seeds

Salt and pepper

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