Parsley and Ham Salad with Sweet Potato Polenta Recipe

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Parsley and Ham Salad with Sweet Potato Polenta
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  1. Make the Polenta: Preheat the oven to 400°. Bake the sweet potato for about 20 minutes, or until barely tender. Peel and cut the sweet potato into 1/2-inch dice. Raise the oven temperature to 500°.
  2. Bring the chicken stock to a boil in a medium saucepan. Lightly oil a shallow 8-inch bowl. Whisk the polenta and 1/2 teaspoon of salt into the stock and cook over low heat, stirring often, until the polenta thickens and begins to pull away from the side of the pan, about 12 minutes. Stir in the Parmesan cheese. Remove from the heat and season the polenta with salt and pepper, then gently fold in the diced sweet potato. Spoon the polenta into the prepared bowl and smooth the surface. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until firm.
  3. Heat 1 teaspoon of the olive oil in a large cast-iron skillet. Cut the polenta into 8 wedges and cook over moderate heat until browned on the bottom, about 3 minutes. Turn the polenta with a metal spatula, add the remaining 1 teaspoon of oil to the skillet and tilt to coat the bottom. Bake the polenta for about 8 minutes, or until crusty on the bottom.
  4. Make the Salad: In a large bowl, whisk the orange juice with the sherry vinegar and garlic. Season with salt and pepper. Add the parsley, ham, apple and onion to the bowl and toss well. Arrange 2 wedges of warm polenta on each of 4 plates, mound the ham salad in the center and serve.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 236.53 Kcal (990 kJ)
Calories from fat 71.54 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7.95g 12%
Cholesterol 23.98mg 8%
Sodium 914.62mg 38%
Potassium 746.15mg 16%
Total Carbs 27.07g 9%
Sugars 5.7g 23%
Dietary Fiber 3.95g 16%
Protein 15.55g 31%
Vitamin C 86.5mg 144%
Vitamin A 0.9mg 31%
Iron 4.2mg 23%
Calcium 188mg 19%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 78.37 Kcal (328 kJ)
Calories from fat 23.7 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2.63g 12%
Cholesterol 7.95mg 8%
Sodium 303.03mg 38%
Potassium 247.22mg 16%
Total Carbs 8.97g 9%
Sugars 1.89g 23%
Dietary Fiber 1.31g 16%
Protein 5.15g 31%
Vitamin C 28.7mg 144%
Vitamin A 0.3mg 31%
Iron 1.4mg 23%
Calcium 62.3mg 19%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 4.6
  • 6

Good Points

  • low fat,
  • saturated fat free,
  • low cholesterol

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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