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Healthy Recipe: Sweet Potato Salad

healthy recipe for sweet potato salad

Healthy Recipe: Sweet Potato Salad

Have you used sweet potatoes in a salad? They are asuperfood that is high in beta-carotene, potassium, and manganese. Pumpkin seeds add extra crunch! Super yummy and sweet.

Makes 2 servings
Total Time: 1 hour 15 min.
Prep Time: 15 min.
Cooking Time: 30 min.

Ingredients:

1 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
1½ tsp. red wine vinegar
1 tsp. fresh lemon juice
½ tsp. raw honey (or pure maple syrup)
1 dash Himalayan salt (or sea salt)
1 tsp. chopped fresh herbs (like basil, oregano or parsley) (to taste; optional)
1 medium baked sweet potato, peeled and cut into ½-inch cubes
1 medium green apple, diced
½ medium red bell pepper, diced
1 stalk green onion, finely sliced
2 Tbsp. finely chopped fresh cilantro
2 Tbsp. pumpkin seeds or nut of your choice

Preparation:
1. Combine oil, vinegar, lemon juice, honey, salt, and herbs (if desired) in a medium bowl; whisk to blend.
Set aside.
2. Combine sweet potato, apple, bell pepper, onion, and cilantro in a large bowl; mix well.
3. Drizzle dressing over sweet potato mixture; toss gently to blend.
Tip: Bake fork-pierced sweet potato at 450° F for 30 to 40 minutes or until just tender. Do not over bake; cool.

What is your favorite way to eat sweet potatoes? Have you ever tried sweet potato salad?

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jeu de clé

Saturday 30th of August 2014

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katherine

Sunday 20th of July 2014

This looks so yummy!

Ann Marie DelFavero

Sunday 20th of July 2014

Sounds yummy! I bet my husband would love this!

Jenna Wood

Sunday 20th of July 2014

This is a new way to use sweet potatoes, I bet my other half would love this! It's also a great way to put color on the table!

Dede

Sunday 20th of July 2014

What a delicious savory side dish this would be. I would serve it with cold ham.

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