Griddled sweet potato and aubergine salad recipe

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Griddled sweet potato and aubergine is an easy and mouth-watering salad recipe that is healthy and can be served hot or cold - delicious

  • Vegetarian
  • healthy
Preparation Time10 mins
Cooking Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Nutrition Per PortionRDA
Calories495 Kcal25%
Fat35 g50%
Saturated Fat5 g25%

This hearty salad is a great choice if you want to eat something healthy but don't want to be left hungry. Soft chunks of sweet potato and aubergine make this salad nice and filling while the tasty addition of pecans and pomegranate seeds provides plenty of flavour. Ready in just 30 mins, this salad is big enough to serve as a main dish for dinner or lunch. As delicious cold as fresh from the oven, save any leftovers you have for lunch the next day


  • 4-6 baby aubergines or 1 medium aubergine
  • 2 tbsps olive oil
  • 1 medium sweet potato, peeled and thinly sliced
  • About 200g tenderstem broccoli, blanched for 2 minutes
  • 1 red onion, peeled and finely slices
  • 2 handfuls of baby spinach leaves
  • 30g pecan nuts
  • About 2 tbsps pomegranate seeds
  • 2 tbsps finely chopped fresh parsley
  • 2 generous tbsps mayonnaise




  1. Halve the baby aubergines or thickly slice the larger one. Brush with a little oil and put cut-side down on a hot griddle until scored, then turn them over and cook until softened. Set aside in warm place. Brush the sweet potato slices with oil and griddle them.
  2. Mix the aubergine and sweet potato with the broccoli in a large bowl. Add the red onion, spinach leaves, pecans and pomegranate seeds, just adding a little more oil to give a gloss to everything.
  3. Mix the parsley into the mayonnaise. Spoon and smear it on 2 plates, then pile the salad on top and serve warm.
Top Tip for making Griddled sweet potato and aubergine salad

If you don’t want to griddle the veg, coat the slices in oil and roast in a tin at 220°C/425°F/Gas Mark 7 for about 30 mins.

Jessica Dady
Food Editor

Jessica Dady is Food Editor at GoodtoKnow and has over 11 years of experience as a digital editor, specialising in all things food, recipes, and SEO. From the must-buy seasonal food hampers and advent calendars for Christmas to the family-friendly air fryers that’ll make dinner time a breeze, Jessica loves trying and testing various food products to find the best of the best for the busy parents among us. Over the years of working with GoodtoKnow, Jessica has had the privilege of working alongside Future’s Test Kitchen to create exclusive videos - as well as writing, testing, and shooting her own recipes. When she’s not embracing the great outdoors with her family at the weekends, Jessica enjoys baking up a storm in the kitchen with her favourite bakes being chocolate chip cookies, cupcakes, and a tray of gooey chocolate brownies