Sweet Potato and Harissa Salad

  • 10MINS
  • 50MINS
  • 165KCAL

This twist on a traditional potato salad is made with sweet potatoes and harissa paste for a mildly spiced side dish that's slimming friendly and perfect served at a summer barbeque.

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NutritionPer Serving

  • Calories165
  • Carbs33g
  • Protein4.1g
  • Fat1.2g
  • Saturates0.3g
  • Sugars11g

Sweet Potato and Harissa Salad - Pinch of Nom Slimming Recipes

For the full list of ingredients and comprehensive instructions, please see the recipe card below. Before you scroll, there’s important stuff in the blurb!

A fresh potato salad is a classic side dish for picnics, barbeques and summer lunches. Usually made with full fat mayonnaise, traditional potato salads can be high in calories – not ideal when you want a lighter option!

This Sweet Potato and Harissa Salad is a delicious alternative, using natural yoghurt with 0% fat instead of mayo for a slimming-friendly yet creamy side dish. 

Harissa paste is a blend of chilli and spices that adds lots of flavour and a little kick to this recipe. Easy to find in your supermarket, the harissa mixes perfectly with the cool yoghurt to make a refreshing sauce with far fewer calories than traditional mayonnaise. 

Pair this side dish with grilled or barbequed kebabs and a fresh green salad for the perfect summer lunch. 

What diets is this Sweet Potato and Harissa Salad suitable for?

Sweet Potato and Harissa Salad is vegetarian and can be enjoyed on gluten free diets. 

If you’re cooking for people with allergies, be extra careful when checking ingredients and preparing food!

How Weight Watchers friendly is this Sweet Potato and Harissa Salad recipe?

  • You need to count 6 Points per portion of this Sweet Potato and Harissa Salad recipe if you’re on WW Green. 
  • You need to count 5 Points per portion of this Sweet Potato and Harissa Salad recipe if you’re on WW Blue.
  • You need to count 0 Points per portion of this Sweet Potato and Harissa Salad recipe if you’re on WW Purple.

Do you need any special ingredients to make Sweet Potato and Harissa Salad?

You don’t need anything special to make this Sweet Potato and Harissa Salad! It’s super easy and so delicious.

How many calories are in this Sweet Potato and Harissa Salad?

There are 165 calories per portion in this Sweet Potato and Harissa Salad recipe, which means it falls into our Everyday Light recipe category. If you’re counting calories or following one of the popular diet plans like Weight Watchers, this recipe fits in perfectly!

As a guide, an average man needs around 2,500kcal (10,500kJ) a day to maintain a healthy body weight. For an average woman, that figure is around 2,000kcal (8,400kJ) a day. Obviously, if your goal is to lose weight then you might want to adjust these slightly! You can read more about these recommendations on the NHS website.

Step 1

Preheat the oven to 180ºC.

Step 2

Spray a non-stick baking tray with low calorie cooking spray.

Step 3

Cut the sweet potatoes into 2 cm evenly sized cubes and place on the baking tray.

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Step 4

Spray the sweet potato cubes with low calorie cooking spray and place in the oven for 25 minutes. After 25 minutes, turn the sweet potato cubes over and spray with low calorie cooking spray again. Return to the oven for a further 25 minutes until tender when pierced with a knife and just beginning to brown at the edges.

Step 5

Remove from the oven and leave to cool.

Step 6

Place the yoghurt and harissa paste in a medium mixing bowl and mix well.

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Step 7

When the sweet potatoes have cooled, add them to the bowl with the spring onion and season well with salt and pepper. Stir until the sweet potatoes are all coated and serve.

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Sweet Potato and Harissa Salad - Pinch of Nom Slimming Recipes

What could I serve with this Sweet Potato and Harissa Salad?

You can serve this Sweet Potato and Harissa Salad wherever you’d usually serve potato salad as a side dish. Why not pair with one of these main dishes?

How do you know when Sweet Potato and Harissa Salad is cooked?

The potatoes should be cooked until they’re soft in the middle and beginning to brown at the edges, which takes around 50 minutes.

How long can you keep Sweet Potato and Harissa Salad in the fridge?

Once you’ve put it out, ideally you should eat it within 4 hours. It can be covered and kept in the fridge for 1-2 days.

Can I freeze Sweet Potato and Harissa Salad?

This recipe isn’t suitable for freezing but you could prepare it the night before to save time, and enjoy it the next day!

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Sweet Potato and Harissa Salad

We've used sweet potatoes and harissa paste for a mildly spiced twist on potato salad that’s slimming friendly and perfect for summer BBQs!
  • Prep Time
    10 MINS
  • Cook Time
    50 MINS
  • KCals 165
  • Carbs 33G
  • WW Points:
  • 6 Green
  • 5 Blue
  • 0 Purple

Ingredients

  • 3 large sweet potatoes peeled, approx 200g/7oz each
  • 150 g 0% fat natural yoghurt
  • 2 tsp harissa paste
  • 4 spring onions thinly sliced diagonally
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • low calorie cooking spray

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Instructions

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 180ºC.
  2. Spray a non-stick baking tray with low calorie cooking spray.
  3. Cut the sweet potatoes into 2 cm evenly sized cubes and place on the baking tray
  4. Spray the sweet potato cubes with low calorie cooking spray and place in the oven for 25 minutes. After 25 minutes, turn the sweet potato cubes over and spray with low calorie cooking spray again. Return to the oven for a further 25 minutes until tender when pierced with a knife and just beginning to brown at the edges.
  5. Remove from the oven and leave to cool.
  6. Place the yoghurt and harissa paste in a medium mixing bowl and mix well.
  7. When the sweet potatoes have cooled, add them to the bowl with the spring onion and season well with salt and pepper. Stir until the sweet potatoes are all coated and serve.

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Recipe notes

Tip: Cut the sweet potatoes as uniformly as you can to make sure they all cook evenly in the oven.

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