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Persian Inspired Salad With Sweet Potato and Spinach


Servings: 2-4

2 cups spinach
1 sweet potato, sliced
1 cup garbanzo beans
1/4 cup dill
1/4 cup parsley
3 tablespoons spearmint
1 onion, chopped
2 garlic cloves, diced
1 tablespoon butter or 1 tablespoon ghee
1 tablespoon olive oil
4 garlic, stems chopped
1 tablespoon rose water
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon turmeric
1 pinch saffron
red pepper flakes
yogurt (to garnish)
pine nuts (to garnish)


1 Microwave sweet potato until soft. Run cold water over potato, while peeling skin off. Set aside.

2 In a skillet, brown the onions and garlic in butter or ghee. Then add sweet potato, garbanzo beans, rose water, hot pepper flakes, turmeric, saffron and salt.

3 Let mixture cool then add dill, spearmint, parsley, garlic stems and spinach.

4 Dress with some lemon juice and olive oil.

5 Garnish with a dollop of yogurt and pine nuts.

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