Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Sweet Potato Salad

Sweet Potato Salad

This salad is a warm, refreshing, and very different sort of salad. My amazing aunt taught me how to make this salad when my brothers and I spent a week with her in Texas. We had it for almost every dinner, and asked for it for several lunches! We liked it that much! I hope you do, too! 

What you’ll need 

3-4 yams/ sweet potatoes - peeled and cubed 
3-4 cloves garlic - chopped 
2 TBS coconut/olive oil (we prefer coconut oil)

1/2 lb bacon - cooked and chopped

2 green onions - chopped 

1 lemon (1-2 TBS, this is to your taste) 
2 TBS olive oil 
2 TBS balsamic vinegar 
1 TBS dill 
dash of cinnamon 
dash of pepper flakes or hot sauce 
pinch of salt and pepper  

Bake the sweet potatoes, garlic, and coconut oil until the potatoes are soft. 

Fry and chop the bacon. 

Mix the sauce. 

Once the sweet potatoes are cooked, place them in your serving bowl. Dump in the bacon, green onions, and the sauce. Stir gently. If you’re too rough you’ll smash some of the potatoes, and that makes the salad look a little funky. 

Serve this salad while it is still warm or room temperature. If you are going to eat this salad as a leftover, let it sit out on the counter for an hour or two, or heat it up in a skillet or microwave. 

Once again, I hope you enjoy this delicious salad as much as we do! 

Amber Wells 
Papua New Guinea 🇵🇬 

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