My Mum made this for me when I visited at Christmas time last year.
Its not really a salad because there are only two main ingredients but I guess salad isn't exclusive to more than two ingredients is it?
Its a really weird but good combination. Hazelnuts are definitely not one of my favourite nuts but in this they are great.
Sweet potato and hazelnut salad
1kg sweet potato
1/2 cup hazelnuts
3 Tablespoons olive oil
1 1/2 Tablespoons maple syrup
1 teaspoon dijon mustard
2 teaspoons red wine vinegar
Peel and chop sweet potato into chunks and roast with a little oil until tender but not squishy.
If hazelnuts are not peeled place in hot over for about 10 mins and rub the skin off in a tea towel. If they are peeled just fry them in a dry pan until golden.
Combine dressing ingredients and mix well.
Toss sweet potato, hazelnuts and dressing well add salt and pepper to taste.
This photo is one of my favourites I have taken. I just love that piece of parsley sitting agains the plate. Looks like it is meant to be there :)