Super Sweet Potato Salad

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Super Sweet Potato Salad
Super Sweet Potato Salad
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Super Sweet Potato Salad

I use canola oil in this recipe because its mild flavor doesn't overpower the delicate sweetness of the dressing. Plus, it adds a boost of good nutrition and omega-3 fat! Fiber and vitamin-rich sweet potatoes are a tasty, healthy substitute for regular potatoes. Try it.

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10
Servings
128
Calories Per Serving
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Ingredients

  • 3 large sweet potatoes, peeled and quartered
  • 3 Tablespoons apple cider vinegar or red-wine vinegar
  • 2 Tablespoons orange juice
  • 2 Tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 Teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 3/4 Teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 Teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 Tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 large Granny Smith apple, cored and cubed
  • 1/2 Cup dried cranberries
  • 1/4 Cup pecans, toasted and chopped coarsely

Directions

Place the sweet potatoes in large saucepan. Add enough water to cover. Cover the saucepan and bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce the heat to medium-high and cook at a low boil until tender, about 10 minutes. Drain, transfer to large bowl, and let cool, about 5-10 minutes.

Meanwhile, whisk together the vinegar, orange juice, maple syrup, mustard, salt, and cinnamon in a bowl. Slowly whisk in canola oil until well blended. Set aside.

Add the apple, dried cranberries, and pecans to the sweet potatoes. Toss gently with the dressing. Serve warm or chilled.

Sweet Potato Shopping Tip

Only buy potatoes that are firm, intact, and without any sprouts or green parts.

Sweet Potato Cooking Tip

Potatoes oxidize quickly; have a bowl full of cold water to put your potatoes after cutting them in order stop them from oxidizing.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
5g
7%
Sugar
11g
N/A
Saturated Fat
0.4g
1.9%
Protein
1g
2%
Carbs
21g
7%
Vitamin A
347µg
39%
Vitamin B6
0.1mg
5.9%
Vitamin C
3mg
5%
Vitamin E
0.8mg
3.8%
Vitamin K
4µg
5%
Calcium
24mg
2%
Fiber
3g
11%
Folate (food)
7µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
7µg
2%
Iron
0.5mg
2.6%
Magnesium
18mg
5%
Monounsaturated
3g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
0.4mg
2%
Phosphorus
34mg
5%
Polyunsaturated
1g
N/A
Potassium
221mg
6%
Sodium
208mg
9%
Sugars, added
2g
N/A
Zinc
0.3mg
2.3%

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