Springtime salad
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
40 mins

Adding whole grains to your salads not only provides added color, flavor and texture, they also provide B vitamins which are important for energy levels, and fiber to keep you satisfied for longer. Whole grains take a simple salad and make it hearty so that it can be a meal on its own. 

Course: Main Course, Salad, Side Dish
Servings: 4 people
Author: Patricia Tzortzis (It's Gourmet Baby)
  • 4 cups rocket lettuce washed
  • 1 large sweet potato roasted and peeled
  • 1 cup cooked Brushoods Groats whole oat kernels
  • 100 g feta cheese
  • 1 stick shallots washed and chopped
  • 1 cup natural walnuts
  • 1/4 cup sultanas
  • Sprinkle of fresh chopped parsley
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  1. To make dressing place all ingredients into a bowl and whisk together really well. Set aside and make salad.
  2. To make salad you need to start with a little prep.
  3. Cook groats to packet directions and leave to cool.
  4. Stab sweet potato multiplies times and wrap in aluminium foil. Bake 200 degrees until sweet potato is soft to touch. Cool, peel and slice into 2cm thick round slices.
  5. Now you can assemble the salad.
  6. Begin by taking a big bowl to combine all salad ingredients. If you are making the salad for a party or you are having guests and would like to present it nicely then you may leave just a little of each ingredient (minus the rocket) to top the salad with after it is dressed.
  7. Give the dressing one last whisk and pour over salad. Very gently toss the salad to ensure dressing and ingredients combine. I like to put some gloves on and use my hands for this but tongs will do the job nicely. Just be careful not to crush the sweet potato and feta too much.
  8. Taste for salt and pepper and adjust if needed. Place salad on serving plate and top with ingredients (if you set some aside for presentation) and finish with a sprinkle of parsley.
Recipe Notes

Serve on its own or enjoy with some grilled chicken or meat.