Bacon Lime Sweet Potato Salad

Bacon Lime Sweet Potato Salad

The Paleo Kitchen

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."

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
15g
21%
Sugar
1g
1%
Saturated Fat
7g
29%
Carbohydrate, by difference
1g
1%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
5µg
6%
Calcium, Ca
2mg
0%
Magnesium, Mg
1mg
0%
Phosphorus, P
1mg
0%
Sodium, Na
2mg
0%
Water
6g
0%

Bacon Shopping Tip

Look for center cut bacon which comes from a leaner part of the belly - you'll get more meat and less fat.

Bacon Cooking Tip

Cook bacon over medium to medium-low heat to prevent it from burning, and occasionally pour off the fat. You can save it for later use as a cooking oil.