Skip Nav
Being Kind to Yourself While Losing Weight
Weight Loss
I Tried Everything to Lose Weight After Having Children, but This Is What Actually Worked
Healthy Living
These Smoothie Bowls Are So Stupidly Beautiful, You Almost Won't Want to Eat Them
Is It OK to Take Allergy Pills to Fall Asleep?
Healthy Living
Ever Taken an Allergy Pill to Fall Asleep? You Should Read This Important Warning
Fitness Motivation
9 Motivational Quotes to Power Your Next Workout
Weight Loss
These 43 Hacks, Tips, and Recipes Are Your How-To Guide to Becoming Meal-Prep Queen

Healthy Sweet Potato Salad With Spice

A Spicy Sweet Potato Salad That Can Help You Lose Weight

High-fibre sweet potatoes can regulate blood sugar and help you lose weight, while a spicy antioxidant-rich red pepper and jalapeño dressing ties everything together. Be prepared: everyone will be asking you for this recipe, so leave a lunch-sized portion at home. This easily portable salad is even more delicious the next day. Keep reading for your new favourite Spring recipe.

Spicy Sweet Potato Salad

From How to Cook Everything Vegetarian by Mark Bittman

Healthy Sweet Potato Salad With Spice

Ingredients

  1. 4 large sweet potatoes
  2. 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  3. Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  4. 1/4 cup red-wine vinegar
  5. 1 medium red bell pepper, cored, seeded, and quartered
  6. 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  7. 1 tablespoon grated orange zest
  8. 1/2 cup sliced scallion
  9. 1/2 cup minced fresh mint leaves
  10. 1 or 2 fresh minced chiles (jalapeño, Thai, serrano, or habanero), or to taste
  11. 1/4 cup raisins (optional)

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 200˚C. Peel the sweet potatoes and cut them into bite-size pieces. Put them on a baking sheet, drizzle with two tablespoons of the oil, and toss to coat. Sprinkle with salt and pepper, and roast, turning occasionally, until crisp and brown outside and just tender inside, about 30 minutes. Remove and keep on the pan until ready to dress.
  2. Make the dressing while the potatoes cook. Put the remaining six tablespoons of oil in a blender, along with the vinegar, bell pepper, cumin, and zest if you're using it. Sprinkle with a little salt and pepper. Purée until smooth.
  3. Toss the warm potatoes with the scallion, mint, chiles, and raisins if you're using them. Add 1/2 cup of the dressing, and toss to coat, adding more if necessary. Taste and adjust the seasoning. Serve immediately or at room temperature.



Nutrition

Calories per serving
270
More from POPSUGAR
From Our Partners
Smoothie Bowl Art
Is It OK to Take Allergy Pills to Fall Asleep?
Expert Tips For Not Gaining Weight at the Holidays
Healthy Resolutions
How to Start a Bullet Journal For Your Fitness Goals
Kourtney Kardashian's Avocado Pudding Review
Study Links Red Meat to Heart Disease
Sarah Hyland Opens Up About Second Kidney Transplant 2018
What Is an Abnormal Pap Smear?
Can Thyroid Problems Cause Anxiety?
Roasted Tempeh, Sweet Potato, Pepper 1-Pan Meal
Best Low-Carb Breakfast Recipes
From Our Partners
Latest Health & Fitness
All the Latest From Ryan Reynolds