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Sweet Potato Salad

Sweet Potato Salad is a delicious feast of different textures and flavors! The roasted sweet potatoes, fruits, nuts, bacon, and feta are tossed in a creamy orange dressing that’s to die for. Say hello to your new potluck favorite!

Course Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword Sweet Potato Salad
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 6 servings
Calories 774 kcal
Author Catalina Castravet

Ingredients

  • 8 cups peeled and diced sweet potatoes cut into 1/2-inch cubes - about 3-4 medium sweet potatoes
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 lb bacon cooked and chopped
  • 1 cup pineapple tidbits
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 cup dried cranberries
  • 1 cup pomegranate arils
  • 1 cup feta crumbled

Creamy Curry Dressing:

  • 1 1/4 cup mayo
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1 teaspoon medium curry powder
  • 2 teaspoons orange zest
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375° F.
  2. Place diced sweet potatoes on a baking sheet. Toss with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Roast for 25-30 minutes or until tender. Remove from the oven and let cool.
  3. At the same time, lay the bacon slices out on a baking sheet covered with aluminum foil and bake for 12-20 minutes until crisp. Remove from the oven, let it cool and then chop it.
  4. Place the pecans in a large baking dish or if you have another baking sheet and roast them in the oven for 5 minutes.
  5. When ready to plate, choose a large mixing bowl or a large serving plate and add the arugula, add the bacon, pineapple, pecans, sweet potatoes, cranberries, ½ of the pomegranate arils and half of the crumbled feta.
  6. In another bowl, whisk all the dressing ingredients. Drizzle on top of the salad.
  7. Add the rest of the pomegranate arils and feta cheese.
  8. Toss before serving.

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Nutrition Facts
Sweet Potato Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 774 Calories from Fat 666
% Daily Value*
Fat 74g114%
Saturated Fat 16g100%
Cholesterol 67mg22%
Sodium 925mg40%
Potassium 914mg26%
Carbohydrates 69g23%
Fiber 10g42%
Sugar 33g37%
Protein 14g28%
Vitamin A 25359IU507%
Vitamin C 17mg21%
Calcium 206mg21%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.