Healthful Sweet Potato SaladSubmitted by: SKINNYINMYHEAD
IntroductionNot your normal potato salad! Something a bit different that's high in nutrition! A good source of fiber, potassium and Vitamin A. Not your normal potato salad! Something a bit different that's high in nutrition! A good source of fiber, potassium and Vitamin A.
2 large sweet potatoes, cubed
2 tsp Herbs de Provence (may sub other herbs - see instructions for other ideas)
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 tablespoons white vinegar
1 tablespoon lemon juice (juice of 1/2 a lemon)
5 scallions, chopped
3 stalks celery
1/2 English cucumber, chopped
1/2 cup cilantro, chopped - optional (if you use do not use herbs on your sweet potatoes - use cilantro here.. otherwise sub parsley)
1/2 cup nonfat yogurt, plain (you can substitute mayo if you choose, either is a nice flavor)
1/4 cup sunflower seed, toasted, salted
2 Place cubed sweet potatoes on cookie sheet and sprinkle with olive oil and herbs de provence, then toss. Roast until tender but not mushy for 20-40 minutes depending on the size of your cubes. Ideally prepare this the day before. Allow to cool completely before combining with veggies.
3 Combine all chopped veggies with lemon juice and vinegar. Toss to coat all veggies.
4 Add sweet potatoes and yogurt and toss gently.
5 Add salt and pepper to taste.
6 Sprinkle with sunflower seeds and lemon zest.
Herbs of Provence is a combination of the following herbs: fennel, oregano, savory, thyme, basil, sage, lavender and rosemary... if you don't have all of these, use as much as you can... the combination is delicious... I recommend purchasing Herbs De Provence from Penzeys.com.
Number of Servings: 8
Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user SKINNYINMYHEAD.
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I served this to guests and we all really liked it. Not sure what to do with the Herb of Provence so put them on the sweet potatoes with the olive oil before I baked them. - 8/1/09
Reply from SKINNYINMYHEAD (8/2/09)
Thanks!! I edited the recipe to include the herb de provence.. DUH me! I"m glad you enjoyed it...
Sounds great! But have a question before I make this. Aren't the sweet potatoes supposed to be peeled first?
Also, 3 stalks of celery sound like it would be overppoiwering.
Might use red onions or vidalia onion in place of the scallion.
Thanks for posting. A good starter recipe.
The flavors just didn't go together for us. The herbs de provence and cilantro just clashed. - 9/5/10
Reply from SKINNYINMYHEAD (10/28/11)
ewww you are right about herbs de provence and cilantro clashing! Just wanted to clarify... if you use herbs de provence then use parsley in place of cilantro.. if you do NOT use herbs de provence then use cilantro... sorry for the confusion..