Recipe courtesy of Ella Mills and Beko who worked together on the Eat Like A Pro campaign. 

Sweet Potato And Raisin Salad

Sweet Potato And Raisin Salad


1 large sweet potato     

½ cup of cooked quinoa (about 90g) 

1 fennel  

Juice of 1-2 lemons  

1 onion  

Large handful of raisins  

Large handful of blanched  hazelnuts, chopped 

Olive oil  

Pinch of cinnamon  

Pinch of dried rosemary  

Handful of fresh parsley  

Salt and pepper to taste


Pre-heat the oven to 200C. Start by preparing your raisins and hazelnuts; boil the kettle and soak the raisins in hot water until needed. Bake the hazelnuts in the oven for 5-10 minutes until golden.

Cut the sweet potato into bite sized cubes. Place these in a deep baking dish with a sprinkling of olive oil, salt, cinnamon and rosemary – stirring everything well with your hands to ensure that all sides of each cube is coated in deliciousness.

Next, slice your onion and fennel into chunks, place in a separate baking dish and sprinkle with olive oil, salt and pepper – stirring everything well to ensure everything is coated. Then place both baking dishes in the oven for 35-40 minutes, stirring once or twice during this time.

While the sweet potato and fennel are cooking in the oven; cook the quinoa using 1 cup of boiling water. Add a sprinkling of salt and lemon juice to the water as it boils so that the quinoa absorbs the flavours.

When the sweet potato and fennel are cooked, take them out and leave to cool. Once cooled; add the fennel to the deep bottom dish, along with the juice of one lemon, drained raisins, a drizzling of olive oil, the cooked quinoa and a sprinkling of salt – give the whole lot a big mix to ensure all of the delicious flavours coat everything.

Finally, top with a sprinkle of chopped parsley and roasted hazelnuts to serve.

Beko is proud to launch ‘Eat Like A Pro’, its new initiative with support from FC Barcelona aimed at raising awareness of the rapidly growing rates of childhood obesity around the world. The campaign aims to tackle the issue by empowering and helping parents globally on the importance of healthy eating whilst encouraging children to emulate their FC Barcelona heroes and ‘Eat Like A Pro’.

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