Bacon Lime Sweet Potato Salad

The Paleo Kitchen


  •   ½ pound bacon
  •   3 large sweet potatoes (about 2 pounds/910 grams), cut into ½-inch (12-mm) cubes
  •   4 garlic cloves, chopped
  •   2 tablespoons coconut oil
  •   juice from 1 lime
  •   2 tablespoons olive oil
  •   2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  •   2 green onions, chopped
  •   fresh dill, roughly chopped
  •   dash of red pepper flakes
  •   dash of ground cinnamon

This paleo-friendly bacon lime sweet potato salad uses a whole lot of bacon, and is gluten-free, coming from George Bryant's paleo blog: "Civilized Caveman Cooking."


Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C). Line a rimmed baking sheet with foil and lay the bacon flat on the sheet.  Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, until the bacon is slightly crispy. Let cool then roughly chop.

In a roasting pan or rimmed baking sheet lined with aluminum foil, toss the sweet potatoes and garlic in coconut oil and roast for about 30 minutes or until slightly browned.

While the sweet potatoes are roasting, whisk together the lime juice, olive oil, and balsamic vinegar. Toss in green onions, dill, red pepper flakes, cinnamon, and salt and pepper and mix well.

Once sweet potatoes are finished cooking, toss them together with the dressing and bacon.


Calories per serving:

593 calories

Dietary restrictions:

High Fiber Paleo, Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Wheat Free, Egg Free, Milk Free, Peanut Free, Tree Nut Free, Soy Free, Fish Free, Shellfish Free, Alcohol Free

Daily value:



  • Fat 157g 242%
  • Carbs 203g 68%
  • Saturated 61g 307%
  • Fiber 30g 122%
  • Sugars 45g
  • Protein 43g 85%
  • Cholesterol 154mg 51%
  • Sodium 2,404mg 100%
  • Calcium 364mg 36%
  • Magnesium 272mg 68%
  • Potassium 3,775mg 108%
  • Iron 8mg 45%
  • Zinc 6mg 38%
  • Phosphorus 902mg 129%
  • Vitamin A 129,308IU 2,586%
  • Vitamin C 51mg 85%
  • Thiamin (B1) 1mg 89%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 1mg 50%
  • Niacin (B3) 14mg 70%
  • Vitamin B6 2mg 125%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 130µg 32%
  • Vitamin B12 2µg 26%
  • Vitamin D 4µg 1%
  • Vitamin E 7mg 37%
  • Vitamin K 96µg 120%
  • Fatty acids, total monounsaturated 67g
  • Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated 14g
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