Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Fresh Figs

Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Fresh Figs

As you can probably tell from the lack of activity on this website lately, school has started again and it is turning out to be a very busy semester!  I am of course still trying to cook as much as possible, and with the cooler temperatures we’ve been having am looking forward to doing some baking soon!

Today’s recipe is one that I made a few weeks ago that I thought would be fun to share.  It came from the cookbook, Jerusalem, by Yotam Ottolenghi and Sami Tamimi.  I’ve been a fan of Yotam Ottolenghi for a while, and have made several of the recipes in one of his other cookbooks, Plenty.  Although I received Jerusalem a while ago as a gift, I hadn’t yet had a chance to make anything from it. This was my attempt to remedy that situation, and if the other recipes in Jerusalem are anything like this one, I’ll be making a lot more of them!

I followed the recipe pretty closely (which has been reprinted here), except I omitted the chili (because I didn’t have one on hand) and replaced the soft goat cheese with crumbled ricotta salata, which might be a new favorite around here.  If fresh figs are still available where you live, snatch them up and give this dish a try!

Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Fresh Figs

Tasty Easy Healthy Green Recipe Ratings:

Recipe Report Card Notes About Recipe Ratings

Tasty Rating


Four Chefs (Delicious!)

This surprisingly hearty dish has a great balance of sweet and savory flavors.

Easy Rating


Four Easy Chairs (“ABC, Easy as 123…”)

There are a few different steps involved in making this dish, but none of them are particularly challenging.

Healthy Rating


Five Apples (My Body is My Temple!)

If you go easy on the cheese and oil, you’ll have one healthy side dish.

Green Rating


Four Leaves (Mother Earth Approved)

The sweet potatoes were local and organic and many of the rest of the ingredients were organic.
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2 comments to Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Fresh Figs

  • Bummer! I had fresh figs on my grocery list today and couldn’t find any. I’ll have to keep looking. this is a great salad! Love all of the ingredients and the addition of the feta was quite smart. Hope you have a wonderful semester!

  • We get many figs from my father’s village! The salad is perfect! I always welcome new salad recipes!

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