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Sweet Potato Leaves Salad Recipe

Ingredients with Measurements:
- 1 bunch of sweet potato leaves
- 1/2 cup of cherry tomatoes, halved
- 1/4 cup of red onion, thinly sliced
- 1/4 cup of feta cheese, crumbled
- 1/4 cup of walnuts, chopped
- 2 tablespoons of olive oil
- 2 tablespoons of balsamic vinegar
- Salt and pepper to taste

Special equipment needed: None

Step-by-step instructions:
1. Wash the sweet potato leaves thoroughly and pat them dry.
2. Remove the stems and chop the leaves into bite-sized pieces.
3. In a large mixing bowl, combine the sweet potato leaves, cherry tomatoes, red onion, feta cheese, and walnuts.
4. In a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil and balsamic vinegar until well combined.
5. Pour the dressing over the salad and toss to coat.
6. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
7. Serve immediately.

10 minutes
Temperature: Room temperature
Serving size: 2-4 people

Nutritional information:
- Calories: 180
- Fat: 14g
- Carbohydrates: 9g
- Fiber: 2g
- Protein: 5g

Substitutions for ingredients:
- Cherry tomatoes can be substituted with any other type of tomato.
- Feta cheese can be substituted with goat cheese or blue cheese.
- Walnuts can be substituted with pecans or almonds.
- Balsamic vinegar can be substituted with red wine vinegar or apple cider vinegar.

Variations:
- Add grilled chicken or shrimp for a protein boost.
- Add sliced avocado for a creamy texture.
- Add dried cranberries or raisins for a touch of sweetness.

Tips and tricks:
- Make sure to wash the sweet potato leaves thoroughly to remove any dirt or debris.
- Toast the walnuts for extra flavor and crunch.
- Let the salad sit for a few minutes before serving to allow the flavors to meld together.

Storage instructions:
- Store any leftover salad in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.

Reheating instructions:
- This salad is best served cold and does not need to be reheated.

Presentation ideas:
- Serve the salad in a large bowl or on individual plates.
- Garnish with additional walnuts or feta cheese.

Garnishes:
- Additional walnuts or feta cheese.

Pairings:
- This salad pairs well with grilled chicken or fish.

Suggested side dishes:
- Serve this salad with a side of crusty bread or roasted vegetables.

Troubleshooting advice:
- If the salad is too dry, add more dressing or a drizzle of olive oil.

Food safety advice:
- Make sure to wash the sweet potato leaves thoroughly to remove any dirt or debris.

Food history:
- Sweet potato leaves are a common ingredient in African and Asian cuisines.

Flavor profiles:
- This salad is sweet, tangy, and nutty.

Serving suggestions:
- Serve this salad as a light lunch or as a side dish for dinner.

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Taste: Tangy, Savory, Spicy, Sweet, Sour