Sweet Potato Goats Cheese and Couscous Salad

This sweet potato goats cheese and couscous salad is delicious. It’s packed with protein, dietary fibre and makes a great quick healthy lunch. 

This sweet potato goats cheese and couscous salad is delicious. It's packed with protein, dietary fibre and makes a great quick healthy lunch. The really light olive oil and lemon juice marinade gives it a perfectly balanced light and fresh "zingy" taste.

Hey there Folks! After having an amazing week, last week, eating pretty much what we liked on holiday in Glencoe, I thought we’d better get back to our healthy during the week 80/20 eating routine.

This sweet potato goats cheese and couscous salad fits that requirement perfectly!

This sweet potato goats cheese and couscous salad is delicious. It's packed with protein, dietary fibre and makes a great quick healthy lunch. The really light olive oil and lemon juice marinade gives it a perfectly balanced light and fresh "zingy" taste.

I’m not saying there’s anything wrong with indulging once in a while. After all, that’s what my whole blog is based on. The 80/20 rule.

It wasn’t that we ate badly last week either, just probably a little too much.

BTW – have you checked out the Glencoe holiday week photographs?

This salad is pretty quick and easy to make.

The really light olive oil and lemon juice marinade gives it a perfectly balanced light and fresh “zingy” taste.

I couldn’t decide whether it should go into salads, either into the lunch category or dinner category of the recipes index.

Seeing as its pretty light to carry, easily transportable, I enjoy it as a packed lunch. So, it went into the lunch salads category!

This sweet potato goats cheese and couscous salad is delicious. It's packed with protein, dietary fibre and makes a great quick healthy lunch. The really light olive oil and lemon juice marinade gives it a perfectly balanced light and fresh "zingy" taste.

So, not only was our holiday away in the Highlands perfect for food, but we were really lucky with the weather too.

We managed plenty of walking and days out on the mountains.

I got the good news when we were away too, that I have a temporary job (finally) starting soon, so that made the holiday even better.

Just knowing that things financially wise were going to start to improve for Lynne and I was a real boost to say the least.

5 from 1 vote
This sweet potato goats cheese and couscous salad is delicious. It's packed with protein, dietary fibre and makes a great quick healthy lunch. The really light olive oil and lemon juice marinade gives it a perfectly balanced light and fresh "zingy" taste.
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Sweet Potato, Goats Cheese and Couscous Salad
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
40 mins
 
You’ll love the tangy sweet and sour contrast of this healthy sweet potato, goats cheese and couscous filling lunch or dinner option.
Course: Lunch
Servings: 2
Calories: 418 kcal
Author: neil@neilshealthymeals.com
Ingredients
  • 2 medium sized sweet potatoes
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • 50 g couscous
  • 200 ml vegetable stock
  • 100 g baby spinach leaves , washed
  • 2 tbsp sunflower seeds
  • 100 g soft goats cheese , cubed
  • 2 lemon wedges
Instructions
  1. Cut the potatoes in half, put them in a pan and cover them with cold water. Bring the water to the boil, then turn the heat down and allow the potatoes to simmer for 15 – 20 minutes. Then remove the potatoes, allow them to cool so they can be handled, peel them and cut them into cubes.
  2. In a bowl mix together the olive oil, lemon juice and some freshly ground pepper. Then add the potato cubes and coat them gently in the marinade. Put aside whilst you cook the couscous.
  3. Place the couscous in a saucepan with the vegetable stock and heat gently allowing the couscous to absorb all of the liquid. About 8 - 10 minutes.
  4. In a large bowl place the spinach leaves, sunflower seeds, marinated potato cubes with any remaining marinade and the cooked couscous and gently mix everything together.
  5. Divide the salad between 2 plates, sprinkle over the cubed goats cheese and serve with the lemon wedges.

Nutrition Facts
Sweet Potato, Goats Cheese and Couscous Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 418 Calories from Fat 156
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 17.3g 27%
Saturated Fat 8.1g 41%
Cholesterol 23mg 8%
Sodium 358.5mg 15%
Total Carbohydrates 49.6g 17%
Dietary Fiber 7.2g 29%
Sugars 6g
Protein 17.5g 35%
Vitamin C 31%
Calcium 17%
Iron 21%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

This sweet potato goats cheese and couscous salad is delicious. It's packed with protein, dietary fibre and makes a great quick healthy lunch. The really light olive oil and lemon juice marinade gives it a perfectly balanced light and fresh "zingy" taste.

Anyway, I’d best get onto these photographs. Hope you enjoy this sweet potato goats cheese and couscous salad and I’ll catch up with you on Thursday! 🙂

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This sweet potato goats cheese and couscous salad is delicious. It's packed with protein, dietary fibre and makes a great quick healthy lunch. The really light olive oil and lemon juice marinade gives it a perfectly balanced light and fresh

Comments

  1. So fresh and so clean clean! I can’t wait to see all the rest of the photos! I feel like sweet potatoes are the gift that just keep on giving. And who doesn’t love couscous? And spinach? And goat cheese (in small doses) will always be a fave of mine. I kinda want to add some dried cranberries to this! But that might make it a bit more wintery. So instead I think peas and lemon 😀
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    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      Thanks Susie. I agree, dried cranberries would definitely give it a sweeter taste, so a nice texture. 🙂

      Sometimes I like to add a few black olives, just to give it a bit more of a summery feel. If it wasn’t currently snowing again outside I might just do that. 😆

  2. Love this! So clean and simple, but it looks absolutely delicious. Can’t wait to see your photos when you’re done!
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    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      It is just so simple isn’t it Meg? 😀 And yes it is absolutely delicious too, thank you.

      Yep, just working on those photographs now. Gone have the days where you would just take photographs and post them no matter how they looked, it’s amazing how much time I spent in lightroom now. But I do enjoy it! 🙂

  3. I love that you used that lemony marinade as the “dressing” for this salad – Neil – this sounds fantastic!
    I just took a gander over to IG and woa – y’alls eats on y’alls trip look so dang mouthwatering! I gotta agree – life is about balance – but, when food is good, and your on vacay – well….you can always get back to that balanced life when your vacay is over right?!
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    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      I’m so glad you like it Shashi, I just wanted to keep it as simple and clean as possible.

      Glad you liked the food photographs from our Glencoe trip too. I thought they came out pretty well, despite being done on my mobile! 🙂

      Yep, we are definitely back onto our balanced life now the vacation is over. And right back at the gym, and oh how I’m aching!! 😉

  4. I LOVE salads with chunks of LOVEEEE in them…… 🙂
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