Sweet Potato Salad
If you’re grilling out this summer or just looking for a side dish for your weekly meal prep, try this “lighter” taste of the South! This Sweet Potato Salad will have your guests going for seconds while also feeding your body (and hard earned muscles) in a much more nutritious way than the traditional version.
To reduce calories, we’re swapping regular mayo with lite safflower mayo, which has less saturated fat, as well as adding Greek yogurt so you get a creamy boost of protein as well.
One of my favorite healthy dishes during the summer are the different types of salads. Today’s salad recipe is sweet potato salad with red bell pepper, celery and onions.
You can make roasted sweet potatoes, but I will boil them now. First, cook sweet potatoes, boil them for at least 12 minutes. Strain the potatoes and let them cool down.
In a bowl, mix together safflower mayo, 2% greek yogurt, dijon mustard, smoked paprika, cumin, fresh orange juice, fresh rosemary and turmeric. Season to taste with sea salt and pepper or any other spices if you want to make it your own.
In a large separated bowl, add chopped sweet potato, veggies and top with the previously made sauce. Gently fold all the ingredients together.
Place at the fridge for at least 30 minutes before serving so all the flavors come together.
Serve, garnish and enjoy! That’s it! It simple and delicious. Also, this salad is a great combo with any source of protein. It’s great with chicken, pork or fish.
Approximate macros for 1 of 6 servings are only 208 calories, low in fat and sugars.
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Sweet Potato Salad
- Peel the sweet potatoes, then boil them until tender, about 12-15 minutes. Strain the potatoes and let them cool down to just about room temperature (can be warmer).
- In a bowl, mix together the ingredients for the sauce and season to taste with sea salt & pepper (or other spices if you want to make it your own).
- Chop the sweet potato into chunks.
- In a large bowl, add the sweet potato and chopped veggies and top with the sauce. Gently fold the ingredients together using a spatula.
- Serve warm or chilled. I recommend covering the salad and placing it the fridge for at least 30 minutes before serving so all the flavors come together.
Approximate macros for 1 of 6 servings:
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