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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Jenn

Jenn Mitchell is a proud mom, wife and adventure seeker. She’s traveled either solo or with family to 20 countries and 36 U.S. states so far. A former personal trainer, Jenn looks for ways to keep her family fit and active both at home and on the road. Her goal is to inspire other moms and families to live happy and healthy lives.

This Post Has 5 Comments

  1. Dede

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

  2. Jenna Wood

    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!

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