Spicy Sweet Potato Winter Salad

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  • 1 yam and 1 sweet potato
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 shallot
  • large handful of mint
  • 1 large red pepper

Cut the sweet potato and yam into small cubes and drizzle with olive oil, salt, and pepper. Bake on a cookie sheet covered in parchment for 30 minutes on 400°. Cut the shallot into very thin slivers and combine with chopped pepper and mint leaves **if you despise mint, exchange it with another herb, cilantro or basil would taste great as well** When the potato and yam are finished cooking, allow to cool slightly and then combine with the rest of the ingredients. Serve cold or warm.

for the vinaigrette

  • juice of 1 lemon
  • juice of 1 orange
  • 1/4 cup olive oil

Combine the lemon and orange juice, whisk in the olive oil, add to the salad and you’re done! January is the month of attempting to be healthy and getting your Christmas-cookie-tummy feeling slightly more clean and fresh so I’ve been on the lookout for some interesting new “winter salads” that aren’t just a mound of lettuce leaves. This one is super fast and easy and can even be served over rice which is what I ended up doing. Plus, sweet potatoes are such an underused wonder, they really deserve another chance and combined with some winter citrus, this is one of my new faves.

 recipe inspired via

– <3 A. 

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