This healthy, colorful sweet potato salad is as delicious to eat as it is gorgeous to look at! I don’t know about you, but I love sweet potatoes. I’m not referring to the abomination some of us serve at Thanksgiving – the smothered in marshmallow mush. I’m talking about baked, fried, or mashed sweet potatoes. If you have never tried them without their gooey holiday covering, then I suggest trying this recipe. You won’t regret it!
Super Sweet Potato Salad
- 4 large sweet potatoes, peeled and chopped
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon olive oil, divided
- 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
- 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
- 1 tablespoon agave nectar
- 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
- 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 1 teaspoon minced fresh rosemary
- 1/2 chopped apple
- 4 tablespoons pumpkin seeds or walnuts
- 1 celery stalk, diced
- 2 scallions, diced
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees and lightly grease a baking sheet. In a medium-sized bowl, toss sweet potatoes with salt and 2 tablespoons oil. Spread sweet potatoes in a single layer on baking sheet and roast for 60 to 70 minutes until they start to brown. Set aside to cool.
- In a small bowl, whisk together remaining 3 tablespoons oil, Dijon mustard, apple cider vinegar, agave, lemon juice, pepper, and rosemary.
- Peel (if you must) and chop sweet potatoes. Be careful because they retain heat.
- In a medium-sized bowl, combine sweet potatoes, chopped apple, pumpkin seeds or walnuts, diced celery, and diced scallion. Toss with dressing and refrigerate until ready to serve.
Good to know:
You get more than just beta-carotene with these beauties. They are a good source of Vitamin A, Vitamin C, manganese, calcium, potassium, iron, Vitamin B6 and fiber. Wow! What a powerhouse!
Did you know that sweet potatoes are on the Clean 15 list? That means you can safely buy the ones that are conventionally grown without fear of ingesting tons of pesticides. That being said, I still buy organic when I can.
If you want to know more about Clean 15 and the Dirty 12 (think pesticides) get my free Grocery Shopping List or check out my book – Small Bites, Big Results: A Common Sense Guide to Weight Loss.
Have you ever added sweet potato to a smoothie? Try this: a little avocado, almond milk, a little cooked sweet potato, a dash of cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg. Add a few dates for sweetness and you have an awesome sweet potato smoothie!
If you liked this recipe you will love this Carrot Cake Oatmeal!
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