An official congratulations to Kuks (Kuukuwa) on winning the last giveaway - the book should be on its way to you now :) Thanks to everyone who took part. I definitely hope to do more like it in the future, so loads more opportunities to win something.
It is officially exam season and so if I disappear from the blog for long stretches then it's probably because I'm in some library poring over a mountain of books. Today is a rest day though and the sunshine has got me in a great mood. It also inspired this colourful warm salad. I've recently been thinking of ways to use okra differently and I think it looks really pretty chopped into rings in this salad. It's also got a slight crunch which compliments the soft sweet potatoes. Give it a try and let me know what you think of the combination!
- 1 large sweet potato (peeled and diced into cubes)
- 1 handful okra, about 15 (cut into small rounds)
- 2 large tomatoes (finely chopped)
- 1 red bell pepper (finely chopped)
- 1 vegetable stock cube
- 2 tbsp olive oil
Boil the sweet potatoes in a little water for 10 minutes. Avoid overcooking so that it doesn't fall apart. Drain and set aside.
Heat the olive oil in a frying pan and add the chopped peppers, tomatoes and vegetable stock cube. Stir constantly on a high heat for about 5 minutes until you have a thick sauce. Add the chopped okra, turn the heat down completely and cook covered for a further 5 minutes.
Add the cooked sweet potatoes and combine all the ingredients.
Serve warm and enjoy!