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Roasted Sweet Potato and Arugula Salad

  • Author: wellness sleuth
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings


This recipe for Roasted Sweet Potato and Arugula Salad with Pear and Blue Cheese is a perfect way to serve a healthy dinner to your family. The recipe combines fresh and hearty ingredients like sweet potatoes roasted to golden perfection, tangy arugula, ripe pears, and creamy blue cheese. 


1 T. extra-virgin olive oil
2 sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into bite-size cubes
1 t. curry powder
1 t. smoked paprika
4 c. baby arugula
2 medium shallots, thinly sliced
2 pears, thinly sliced
2 T. extra-virgin olive oil
2 t. Dijon mustard
3 T. apple cider vinegar
2 t. honey
¼ c. toasted hazelnuts, roughly chopped
2 oz. blue cheese, crumbled
Sea salt and black pepper, to taste


  1. Preheat the oven to 400° F.

  2. On a rimmed baking sheet, toss the cubed sweet potato pieces with olive oil, curry powder, and smoked paprika. Season to taste with salt and black pepper.

  3. Place in oven and roast 15-20 minutes or until fork-tender and golden brown.

  4. In a large salad bowl, toss together the arugula, shallots, and pears.

  5. In a small mixing bowl, whisk together the extra-virgin olive oil, Dijon, vinegar, and honey. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

  6. Pour the dressing over the arugula and toss everything together to combine. 

  7. Top the salad with warm sweet potato pieces, hazelnuts, and crumbled blue cheese. 

  8. Serve immediately. Enjoy!

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
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