Sweet Potato Salad

Sweet Potato Salad

It’s hard to go wrong with sweet potatoes.

You can make pretty much anything with this deliciously versatile vegetable: sweet potato skins, sweet potato hash, mashed sweet potatoes, sweet potato pie Shakeology smoothie, sweet potato latkes — you get the idea.

To add a little bit of crunchiness to this sweet potato salad, we added some pumpkin seeds and diced green apple.

Pro tip: Learn how to cook sweet potatoes (and 8 ways to eat them!) here.

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Sweet Potato Salad

Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Servings 2 servings
Calories 236 kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • tsp. red wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp. fresh lemon juice
  • ½ tsp. raw honey (or pure maple syrup)
  • 1 dash Himalayan salt (or sea salt)
  • 1 tsp. chopped fresh herbs (like basil, oregano or parsley) (to taste; optional)
  • 1 medium baked sweet potato, peeled and cut into ½-inch cubes
  • 1 medium green apple, diced
  • ½ medium red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 stalk green onion, finely sliced
  • 2 Tbsp. fresh cilantro, finely chopped
  • 4 cups fresh arugula
  • 2 Tbsp. pumpkin seed kernels, toasted (or chopped raw walnuts)

Instructions

  1. Combine oil, vinegar, lemon juice, honey, salt, and herbs (if desired) in a medium bowl; whisk to blend.
Set aside.

  2. Combine sweet potato, apple, bell pepper, onion, and cilantro in a large bowl; mix well.

  3. Drizzle dressing over sweet potato mixture; toss gently to blend.

  4. Place even amounts of arugula on two serving plates; top each with sweet potato mixture and sprinkle with pumpkin seeds.

Recipe Notes

Tip: Bake fork-pierced sweet potato at 450° F for 30 to 40 minutes or until just tender. Do not over bake; cool.

Nutrition Facts
Sweet Potato Salad
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 236 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11g 17%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Sodium 194mg 8%
Total Carbohydrates 32g 11%
Dietary Fiber 6g 24%
Sugars 16g
Protein 5g 10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

P90X/P90X2 Portions
1 Vegetable
½ Grain Carb
½ Fat
½ Fruit

P90X3 Portions
2½ Carb
1 Fat

Body Beast Portions
1 Starch
1 Fat
2 Vegetable
1 Fruit

Portion Fix Containers
2 Green
½ Purple
1 Yellow
½ Orange
1½ tsp.

2B Mindset Plate It!
A great mix of veggies and FFCs as part of lunch.

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