I love sweet potatoes in many and ANY form. baking and frying and pie or mash. But summer time calls for picnics and picnics + salads.
For a recent birthday party/picnic I wanted to make a hot weather salad, that would be safe in the heat- was great as it stayed cool but OK when it got warm.
SUMMERTIME SWEET POTATO SALAD
6 Sweet potatoes -3/4″ dice
2 Vidalia (or other sweet) Onions- diced
4 tbs EVOO
8 green onions chopped with green tops
2 green apples diced
1 cup red grapes(some sliced)
1/2 cup Extra virgin Olive oil -1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
1/2 cup of cilantro -1/4 cup Orange juice
1tsp sea salt -1 tsp fresh black pepper 1/2 tsp paprika
1. Combine oil,vinegar and juice in blender until emulsified then add remaining ingredients – cover and refrigerate.
2. Toss potatoes and Onions and then roast in 400 degree oven for 30-40 minutes , until just soft
3. Remove from oven and combine with other ingredients and the dressing- toss completely and put in covered container and store in fridge for at least 2 hours or over night.