MAPLE GLAZED SWEET POTATO & ROCKET PESTO PENNE SALAD

MAPLE GLAZED SWEET POTATO & ROCKET PESTO PENNE SALAD

Need a quick but tasty lunch idea? This Maple Glazed Potato & Rocket Pesto Penne Salad is filled with flavour & takes minutes.

PREPARATION TIME
5 minutes
COOKING TIME
15 -20 Minutes

INGREDIENTS

for 4 servings
375g packet Pangkarra penne
1 large sweet potato (1cm cubes)
1/4 cup maple syrup
100g rocket
1/2 red onion (chopped)
1 clove garlic (crushed)
1 sprig rosemary
50g Bleu Vein cheese (crumbled)
1/4 cup walnuts (crumbled)
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
80ml olive oil
Drizzle of bran/grapeseed oil
PREPARATION TIME
5 minutes
COOKING TIME
15 -20 Minutes

PREPARATION

1
Add the rocket, red onion, garlic, rosemary and olive oil into a blender and blitz until almost smooth and set aside.
2
Bring a pot of water to the boil with a drizzle of bran/grapeseed oil. Add the Pangkarra penne to the pot and cook for 5 – 8 minutes until al dente.
3
While the pasta is cooking, heat a saucepan over a high heat and add oil. Add the sweet potato and slightly brown the cubes.
4
Reduce to a medium heat add the maple syrup and pepper. Cook until tender and the maple syrup has caramelised over the sweet potato.
5
Strain the penne and allow to cool slightly.
6
Combine the penne, pesto and sweet potato in a large salad bowl. Scatter the blue vein cheese and walnut crumble on top. Serve immediately.