Neem leaves are extremely good for health and this Sweet Potato & Pomegranate Salad with Neem Leaf Dressing is the perfect way to use them.
I actually never thought I would be making a salad with Neem Leaf Dressing in it. All my life I have run away from Neem leaves and their super bitter taste. I know they are super good for health but I cannot get past the bitterness in my head.
And while I was thinking about what to make with N, Neem was in the back of my mind. While I kept thinking of what to do with it, I thought why not make a dressing with it. A dressing that balances the bitterness with maybe a little sweet, a little chilli and then pair it with sweet potato and some fruit. It was a crazy idea, one I wasn’t sure will work.
But I am glad I did try it because the neem leaves boiled with birds eye chilli, jaggery and blended with grated amla works perfectly as a salad dressing. I did add olive oil as the fat which helped to balance the dressing. And poured over grilled sweet potato and Pomegranate it just turned out perfect. It is a salad invention that really made me very happy. Glad about the work I do and the deliciousness I create.