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Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Sweet Potato Salad #1

sweet potato salad0624 (3)We try to avoid eating too many “white” foods, like breads, potatoes, rice. But, potato salad is a go-along with BBQ anything. Good thing we not only like sweet potatoes, but had some at the F&P. I’d heard/read about using them in a potato salad and it seemed like a perfect salad to have with BBQ chicken when friends came over for Sunday dinner.

It’s called SP Salad  #1 since this was a first attempt with variations from a couple of recipes. The recipe I planned to use called for safflower or grape seed oil (instead of mayo) and none was in our pantry, but will be soon. So expect a future version of F&P sweet potato salad. HINT: After you zest the orange, cut it and squeeze the juice to use as well.

Sweet Potato Salad #1
  • 2 lbs. sweet potatoes, cubedsweet potato salad0624 (5)
  • 1 red pepper, seeded & chopped (green OK)
  • 4 thinly sliced scallions
  • 1/3 C mayonnaise
  • 2 TBSP rice wine vinegar
  • 3 TBSP fresh orange juice
  • 1 tsp finely grated orange zest
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • salt & pepper to taste
Boil sweet potatoes in salted water over medium heat. Cook until tender (10-14 min.) depending on the cube size. Drain and cool. Transfer to a large bowl; add onions and pepper.

Whisk together the mayo, OJ, spices — hold the orange zest andsweet potato salad0624 (9) paprika — carefully fold into potatoes. sprinkle orange zest and smoked paprika on top. Refrigerate until serving.

As with most salads, this one was better the second day with leftover BBQ chicken.

3 comments:

NCmountainwoman said...

I'm going to try that sweet potato salad tomorrow night. It's supposed to be record-breaking hot and that looks perfect.

Arija said...

Your sweet potato salad seems like a lot of trouble to make. The best I ever tasted was in New Zealand, the home of many varieties of sweet potato and was so simple. Take two or three varieties of sweet potato cubed, par boiled ( about 10-15 min.) and dress with freshly squeezed orange juice. You'll be surprised at the result.

Doris said...

Interesting! I love potato salad and love sweet potatoes. Will have to give a try!

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