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:

569 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, No Sugar Added

Daily value:



  • Fat 145g 223%
  • Carbs 205g 68%
  • Saturated 58g 288%
  • Fiber 30g 122%
  • Trans 0g
  • Sugars 47g
  • Monounsaturated 61g
  • Polyunsaturated 18g
  • Protein 45g 90%
  • Cholesterol 150mg 50%
  • Sodium 2,017mg 84%
  • Calcium 362mg 36%
  • Magnesium 272mg 68%
  • Potassium 3,752mg 107%
  • Iron 8mg 44%
  • Zinc 6mg 38%
  • Phosphorus 802mg 115%
  • Vitamin A 6,483µg 720%
  • Vitamin C 51mg 85%
  • Thiamin (B1) 1mg 93%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 1mg 47%
  • Niacin (B3) 15mg 73%
  • Vitamin B6 3mg 135%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 125µg 31%
  • Vitamin B12 1µg 19%
  • Vitamin D 1µg 0%
  • Vitamin E 8mg 38%
  • Vitamin K 96µg 120%
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