Roasted sweet potato & chicken tabouli salad
Roasted sweet potato & chicken tabouli salad

Roasted sweet potato & chicken tabouli salad

November 27, 2019

  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Cook: 20 mins


800g sweet potato, scrubbed

4 tbs extra virgin olive oil

1 tsp sweet paprika

1 cup course bourghul, rinsed

3 ripe tomatoes, halved

1 cup chopped flat leaf parsley, leaves

1 cup chopped mint leaves

4 green shallots, finely chopped

1 lemon, juiced

1/2 small garlic clove, finely grated

2 cups cooked shredded chicken


1Preheat oven 200°C fan forced. Cut sweet potato into 2cm cubes. Arrange in a greased roasting pan. Drizzle with 2 tablespoons oil. Sprinkle with paprika and season with salt and pepper. Roast 15-20 minutes, stirring once, until golden and tender. Set aside to cool.

2Meanwhile, place burghul in large bowl. Squeeze the tomato halves over the burghul to release the seeds and juice. Stir then cover and stand for 15 minutes. Finely dice the tomato flesh, add to the burghul with the parsley, mint, green shallots, lemon juice, garlic and remaining 2 tablespoons oil. Season. Stir gently to combine.

3Stir the sweet potato and chicken into the salad. Serve.

4For a vegetarian option replace the chicken with a 400g can well drained chickpeas. Add them to the pan with the sweet potato in step 1 and roast together.


1 For a light healthy lunch, spoon the salad into lettuce cups.