My Christmas Roast Sweet Potato and Okra Salad – Sierra Leone Flavours


  • 1.1kg (2.5lb) sweet potato cut into bite sized pieces
  • Olive oil
  • Salt
  • 450g (1 lb) okra cut in to 2-3 cm pieces
  • 4 spring onions (scallions) sliced
  • 1 tsp mild chilli chopped
  • Lime salad dressing
  • 2 tbsp lime juice
  • 4 tbsp olive oil
  • ½ tsp whole grain mustard
  • ½ tsp sugar or to taste
  • Salt

Cooking Instructions:

  1. Preheat the oven to fan assisted 160C / 180C / 350F / gas 4.
  2. Season the potatoes with 2 tbsp olive oil and salt and transfer to a baking tray.
  3. Mix the okra with 2 tsp olive oil and salt and add to another baking tray.
  4. Roast the okra for up to 15mins and the sweet potato for up to 30 mins until cooked though making sure to turn at least once during roasting.
  5. When the vegetables are done take them out of the oven and let them cool before transferring them to a bowl and mixing in the spring onions and chilli.
  6. Whisk all the ingredients of the salad dressing together and then pour as much as you want on to the salad and serve.


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