No Kitchen Needed Sweet Potato and Goat’s Cheese Salad

So, I’ve recently moved into a new flat, I know I keep talking about it- sorry (here). It’s really lovely, and it’s definitely coming along, but I still don’t have a fully functioning kitchen! As you can imagine, I’m not dealing with this that well! IMG_6802

However, I have learned to adapt. I can actually make a pretty tasty meal using just a kettle and a microwave, although it is mostly salad, I must admit! But I’ve not been able to bake for what seems like forever, and I’ve missed using ovens and writing about my creations.


I have been lent a little single hob, so I can actually now cook some things! This salad is very easy to make- if I can do it in my tiny, ill-equipped kitchen, then you definitely can too!


Grilled Sweet Potato and Goat’s Cheese Salad


olive oil

2 sweet potatoes

1 round of goats cheese with a rind

1 tablespoon of soft brown sugar salad leaves

bread, to serve

Begin my poking your sweet potatoes with a fork and then microwaving (this is such an innovation for me- I’ve never before owned a microwave so I’m still learning all the tricks!) for about 5 minutes, or until they are very soft.


In the mean time, heat about a teaspoon of olive oil in a griddle pan. When the sweet potatoes are soft, cut them into slices. Sprinkle with brown sugar, then fry for a few minutes on each side, or until crispy. Cut the baguette into slices and lay these in the pan until they are crunchy and brown.


Pile your salad leaves on a plate. Cut the goat’s cheese into slices, and put in the pan for about 30 seconds, just to soften them up. Then pour your sweet potatoes and goats cheese over the lettuce, drizzle with some olive oil and balsamic vinegar and tuck in! Easy!


Look forward to seeing you again soon when I can actually bake again!



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