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Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Sweet Potato Salad

With summer approaching, I look forward to the many cookouts my family, friends and I will be having.  With the grill comes the side dishes!  One of my family’s favorites has always been potato salad.  Wouldn’t it be nice if you could find a healthy substitute for the traditional potato salad that your family and guests would love and that you wouldn’t feel guilty about?  Well we found it!  Here you go, ENJOY!!

Sweet Potato Salad

2 large sweet potatoes, scrubbed clean, skin removed
2 tbsp white vinegar
1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
5 green onions, trimmed and chopped
3 stalks organic celery, trimmed and chopped
1/2 Firm English cucumber, chopped
Pinch of sea salt
1/8 tsp freshly ground black pepper
1/2 cup fresh cilantro
1/2 cup organic nonfat plain yogurt
1/4 cup raw unsalted sunflower seeds


1. Using a sharp knife, peel and cut sweet potatoes into 1 inch cubes.
2. In medium saucepan place 4 quarts water and sweet potato chunks.
3. Bring water to boil and reduce heat.
4. Cook potatoes over low heat for approximately 20-30 minutes. 
5. Don't let potatoes get too soft and mushy
6. Remove from heat, drain and let cool.
7. Meanwhile, add all chopped vegetables (onion, celery, cucumber and cilantro) to large serving bowl.  Mix vegetables with vinegar and lemon juice.
8. Next add cooled sweet potatoes and nonfat yogurt and gently toss.
9. Season with sea salt and cracked black pepper.
10. Sprinkle sunflower seeds on top.

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