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Roasted Sweet Potato Salad with Spinach and Grapes

Roasted Sweet Potato Salad with Spinach, grapes, avocado, feta cheese and more! This hearty, healthy salad recipe is both light and filling! Make it for your guests for a crowd-pleasing side dish, or just add your favorite animal protein to turn it into an entree salad.
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Not yo momma’s tater salad right here, folks!

Oh hey, Hi! How was your Memorial Day Weekend?

My weekend in the Sierra Foothills was a blast and a half. Trails were hiked, drinks were drank, laughs were chuckled, I ate glutens, people.  Finished Parenthood on Netflix, started Prison Break. There were face-sized cookies, pints of ice cream, cheese wherever a cheese can go. Did I mention I’ve been eating like a ravenous under-fed teenager at.every.meal?

This is where I tell you I read a book, but I totally didn’t.

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Suffice it to say, I could use a full-fledge cleanse. BUT, I’m at that pivotal point where I’ve dug pretty deep into the addictive food groups and it just seems too complicated and un-fun to edit -> undo days upon days of off-trackedness. Plus, life feels real good when carbs are involved, can I get an amen?

 Roasted Sweet Potato Salad with Spinach, Grapes, Dried Cranberries, and Avocado | theroastedroot.net

I’ve been drumming up ways of replacing my alcohol and ice cream carbs with healthful carbs. This recipe instantly came to mind when I spotted Eating Bird Food’s Sweet Potato Salad on Pinterest. It’s one of those super filling dishes that tricks you into thinking you’re eating something naughty, when you’re really eating something nice. Carby, yet nutritious. Comforting, yet healthful.

Not swimming in mayo,

Won’t make you need a nap,

It’s crunchy,

It’s sqooshy,

It’s adult braces-friendly,

Well…kinda,

You and your friends will just love it,

Make it for all your summer picnics!

 

I can’t say I’ve ever been a uuuuuge fan of potato salad. When I was younger, I wouldn’t touch it on account of all the mayo. Over the last few years, I’ve learned to appreciate a great homemade potato salad, but to be quite honest, this is the first potato salad I’ve ever made by my onesie. As you can see, it’s a pretty unconventional version.

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Sweet potatoes take the place of yukon potatoes. Minus the hard boiled eggs, plus some bombtastic add-ins like dried cranberries, avocado, red grapes, and spinach. It’s all tied together with just a smidge of mayonnaise (my favorite vegan mayo from Hampton Creek) and lime juice with a little sriracha kicker in right there in the back. It has all the essential elements to a tasty side dish – a little heat, a little sweet, a little cream action, and super nutritious to boot!

Obsessed with this idea of sweet potato salad, I’m thinking my next go at it should be grilled, being as it is grilling season at all. If you’re hot to trot about firing up the grill, this Grilled Sweet Potato Salad from CookingLight.com has been making my mouth water!

As is the case with regular potato salad, this sweet potato salad is even better the day after you make it. Keeping this in mind, I tossed everything together except for the avocado and allowed it to sit all day before adding the avocado and tapping in.

Get your tater salad!

Roasted Sweet Potato Salad with Spinach, Grapes, Dried Cranberries, and Avocado | theroastedroot.net

Roasted Sweet Potato Salad with Spinach and Grapes

Yield: 8 Servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour

A unique and delicious sweet potato salad with grapes, avocado, goat cheese and more! An updated, fresh take on sweet potato salad!

Ingredients

Optional For Serving:

  • Goat chevre, crumbled

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Spread the chopped sweet potato over one or two baking sheets and drizzle with olive oil, sea salt, and pepper. Roast for 40 to to 50 minutes or until golden-brown and cooked through, turning once half-way through baking.
  3. Remove sweet potatoes from oven, and allow them to cool to room temperature.
  4. In a small bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise, lime juice, sriracha, cayenne, and salt.
  5. Add the roasted sweet potato, red onion, dried cranberries, grapes, avocado, and spinach to a large serving bowl. Pour the mayo dressing over everything and toss well to combine. Serve alongside your favorite entree.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1 of 8
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 208Total Fat: 7gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCarbohydrates: 36gNet Carbohydrates: 34gFiber: 2gSugar: 14gProtein: 2g

 

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Tracy

Sunday 8th of September 2019

I don' t know about y'all, but I will substitute MOST of the mayo with plain greek yogurt, and just add a tad of mayo. The mayo helps with the creamy, but it's not overwhelming. You do.. .of course, have to love the taste of similar to sourcream, but it's well worth it, works amazing in my Fresh Dill Chicken Salad. I mean it's awesome! And I've also done this with regular potato salad, which makes it more "baked potato" like. Just a thought for those who are not diggin' the mayo thing.

Reba Kuske

Friday 17th of May 2019

Okay, Julia, I am making your short ribs (instapot) recipe and your sweet potato salad recipe (here) for my man's special birthday. For his special cake, making the blood orange buttermilk (may substitute kefir) updside down cake! Should be a hoot and delicious all the way around! Thank you for the first two recipes!

Julia

Monday 20th of May 2019

I'm so happy to hear it, Reba! I hope you and your man enjoyed the meal!

Colleen Benedict

Saturday 12th of May 2018

how many servings is this?

Julia

Saturday 12th of May 2018

Hi Coleen, the recipe serves 6 :) Hope you enjoy!

Kate

Thursday 11th of June 2015

I made this for dinner last night and it was delicious! I tossed the sweet potatoes in a bit of smoked paprika and cinnamon before baking for extra flavour, yummy addition. Love all your recipes, this one is no exception!!

Julia

Monday 15th of June 2015

YUUUUUUUHS! So happy you liked it, Kate!! Many thanks for letting me know and hope you had a marvelous weekend!

Monique

Sunday 7th of June 2015

Several months ago I stumbled upon your blog. I immediately became a fan and read it in my Newsblur feed so I don't miss anything! I made this recipe yesterday for a potluck. It was GONE! A big hit! So delicious - your recipes are amazing!

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