Black Rice & Sweet Potato Salad Thermomix

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Black Rice & Sweet Potato Salad Thermomix

Is anyone else as obsessed with Black Rice as I am? I have always been a fan of contrasting textures in food, and black rice has that firm pop – while the sweet potato, avocado and feta are creamy. This is a beautifully vibrant salad to serve on your Christmas table, I recommend decorating it with some pomegranate seeds so its extra festive. If you are after a Honey Mustard Dressing, you can just make the dressing component of the recipe too 😉 Love Nik xx

I absolutely adore the nutty texture of black rice in a salad. If you haven’t already tried my Poké Bowl from The Healthy Mix IV, you absolutely must try it asap.

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Black Rice & Sweet Potato Salad Thermomix

Black Rice & Sweet Potato Salad

4.80 from 5 votes
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Course: Salad
Cuisine: Healthy
Keyword: Thermomix
Servings: 8
Calories: 352kcal



  • 80 g light tasting olive oil
  • 40 g lemon juice
  • 20 g honey
  • 20 g dijon mustard
  • 2 pinches salt


  • 400 g sweet potato - peeled, cubed into 3 cm chunks (approx. 1 medium)
  • 200 g black rice
  • 2 avocados - cut into 3 cm chunks
  • 50 g Danish feta - crumbled
  • 30 g pepitas
  • 1 sprinkle pomegranate seeds - for colour


  • Add all dressing ingredients to mixer bowl. Blend for 1 min/speed 7/MC on. Set aside.
  • Without washing bowl, insert simmering basket and weigh in rice. Take your simmering basket and rinse the rice well. Put the simmering basket back in place.
  • Weigh in 900 g water with the rice. Put your deep steaming tray in place with sweet potato. Cook for 25 min/steaming temperature/speed 3. You may need to remove your sweet potato early if it cooks - you don't want it to be too soft.
  • Let your rice and sweet potato cool completely then stir through remaining salad ingredients and dressing. Season to taste and sprinkle with Pomegranate if desired. You may also like to add a handful of baby spinach or rocket.
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Calories: 352kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 6mg | Sodium: 228mg | Potassium: 503mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 7193IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 61mg | Iron: 1mg

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  1. Love this! My ‘salads are okay’ husband has dubbed it his favourite salad! I used a seed trail mix instead of just pepitas and the other seeds and sultanas were really nice in it.
    I added the baby spinach last time I made it and I’m going to swap that out for some steamed broccoli leaves tonight. I could also only get a brown rice/quinoa mix today so I’ll use that instead of black rice.
    Can’t wait to have it again 🙂

  2. This was something I decided to throw together for fun this afternoon. It was absolutely brilliant! My rice was long grain, the one in the pic looks quite short. I’d like to see if I can find that for next time so it can soak up the dressing more! No hope for me having any to take to work tomorrow. Hubby scoffed the lion’s share tonight! Really delicious.

  3. 5 stars
    Love this salad, looking forward to left overs for lunch! I was a bit short of black rice so added some red, worked perfectly. This will make many appearances this summer! Thanks Nik for another sensational dish!

  4. Love the look of this salad a must for Christmas .. what could I swap out the feta with as a visitor is unable to do cheeses 🙁

  5. 4 stars
    This salad is a must try, served it with (Greek spiced HM1) grilled chicken. Using left over salad for lunch tomorrow.

  6. 5 stars
    Loved this salad and so did everyone who tried it at our BBQ last night. The flavours and textures were amazing and that dressing was delicious. I added the rocket. Thanks for another amazing recipe, I will be using it again and again.

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