Sweet Potato Salad

This healthy sweet potato recipe is full of flavor, antioxidants, and nutrition. We are all use to the same mustard or mayonnaise potato salad recipes we eat, but this easy recipe is truly a tasty and different option.

Sweet potatoes are one of the world’s healthiest foods, and the benefits are never ending. They are super high with vitamin B6, Vitamin D, Iron, Potassium, and Vitamin C to help keep our bones strong and out immune health tip top. Research has also shown sweet potatoes help ward off cancer and protect against the effects of aging.

That’s just a few benefits. Believe me they are very good for you and your body. Here is a recipe that will be sure to add them to your diet, or if you already eat them, give you another option for their tasty use.

Sweet Potato Salad...

Sweet Potato Salad w/ Garlic Vinaigrette Dressing Recipe

 

Ingredients:

FOR THE SALAD

-4 medium sweet potatoes, peeled (or skin intact and scrubbed well) and cut into 1 inch cubes
-1 red onion, diced
-2-3 tablespoons  olive oil)
-1  yellow  pepper, seeded and dliced
-1 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
-Salt and pepper, to taste

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FOR THE VINAIGRETTE
-1 medium jalapeno pepper, minced
-1 large clove garlic, minced
-Juice of two limes
-1/3 cup olive oil + 1 teaspoon

Add cooked bacon to the sweet potatoes.

Directions:

FOR THE POTATO MIXTURE

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Place potatoes and onions in a large bowl and drizzle with coconut oil, salt and pepper. Toss to coat (add a little more oil if needed) and then place on a baking sheet in a single layer. I like to roast on parchment or foil for easy clean up.

Roast sweet potato onion mixture for 30-40 minutes, checking frequently and giving it a stir about half way through.

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FOR THE VINAIGRETTE

Place one teaspoon olive oil in a small skillet and heat to shimmering. Add jalapeno and saute until softened. Add garlic and saute for another 30-45 seconds until fragrant but DO NOT let it brown or burn. You may even want to take it off the heat as soon as you add it and just let it cook from the heat that’s already in the pan.

Place sauteed chile and garlic in a small food processor (or blender) and add lime juice and remaining oil. Blend until well combined and then season to taste with salt and pepper.

 

TO ASSEMBLE THE SALAD

Place roasted sweet potatoes and onions, chopped pepper and cilantro in a bowl. Drizzle with vinaigrette and toss gently to combine. Taste and do a final salt and pepper seasoning if necessary.

Serve salad warm, at room temp or slightly chilled.

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What are your favorite Sweet Potato creations? 

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2 thoughts on “Sweet Potato Salad”

  1. It seems to me that the photos of the vinegrette don’t match the recipes. The photo looks more like pesto with pine nuts and Parmesan. Also, it says to add cooked bacon to sweet potatoes – how much? Not listed in ingredients. Are those peppercorns or something else sprinkled on top? This looks like a great recipe to try if these questions can be addressed.

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