Kumara and Baby Spinach Salad

This salad week won’t be complete without a salad dish common here in New Zealand, the Kumara and Baby Spinach Salad. Sweet Potatoes or Kumara (what we call it here) is very abundant in New Zealand hence this root crop is commonly used in salad, accompaniment to roasts and replacement for chips. A very filling salad due to the sweet potatoes so when serving this barbecues or meats there is no need for other carb dishes like potatoes, rice or bread.


2 pcs Small Golden Sweet Potatoes, grilled and sliced
1 bowl Baby Spinach
2 pcs Hard Boiled Eggs, quartered
1/2 small Red Onion, thinly sliced
1/3 cup Pistachio, Chopped
1/3 cup Feta, crumbled
Honey Mustard


1. Toss everything in a salad bowl then serve with honey mustard dressing.

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19 thoughts on “Kumara and Baby Spinach Salad

  1. and real kumara is almost impossible to find over here in the states, the sweet potatoes just do not measure up, however i do look forward to making this lovely salad when i get back home to NZ .. very soon! c

  2. Wonderful salad: gave up on potatoes a long time ago in favour of the ‘other’ kind [not really potatoes, of course!]. Lovely, but I almost do not need the eggs: enough joy in the rest!!

  3. Hi Ang,
    I am a Kiwi but live in the USA. I do not agree that the kumara is equivalent to the sweet potato in the USA. Kumara has a very distinctive taste. Only wish I could get them here.

  4. I always look for a sweet potato and just fry it, or sometimes with sugar, but now I learned a new recipe for a substitute for my plain fried sweet potato.

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