Balanced Green Temptress Sweet Potato Salad.

By Jackie DeKnock  ,   

June 19, 2020

This is a delicious take on potato salad with sweet potatoes and the Green Temptress Dressing is absolutely delicious! Trust me! To keep your blood sugar levels in check, reach for sweet potatoes, which are high in fiber (eat the skin for even more fiber), as well lots of other vitamins. When boiled, they are a low glycemic index food, meaning they won't spike your blood sugar as much as regular potatoes. Enjoy your guilt-free delicious potato salad!

  • Prep: 15 mins
  • 15 mins

    15 mins

  • Yields: Serves 4 to 6

Ingredients

4 cups sweet potatoes*, cubed (skins on if in good condition & thoroughly cleaned)

1 head romaine lettuce, finely chopped

1 medium ripe avocado

2 stalks celery, thinly sliced

¼ cup cucumber, thinly diced

¼ cup cilantro, coarsely chopped

Garnish:

Cilantro

Microgreens (optional)

Green Temptress Dressing.

1 clove garlic

1 teaspoon Himalayan sea salt

Pinch cumin

1 cup cilantro, packed

1 cup parsley, packed

1⁄4 cup lemon juice

3⁄4 cup coconut oil

1⁄2 teaspoon hot pepper sauce (I used Sriracha)

1 drizzle raw, unpasteurized honey, to taste (or your favourite low glycemic sweetener)

A splash of love

Method

Green Temptress Dressing. Makes: 2 cups

Poach garlic (although alliums are so good for you, some people are sensitive to raw garlic - like me). Here’s the trick to tone down the ‘rawness’, simply peel garlic and boil in water until fork-tender.

Place garlic and salt into food processor and process until it’s a paste. Add cumin, cilantro and parsley; process to a fine mince. Add lemon juice; process 10 seconds. Add oil in a slow steady stream with the processor on. Add hot pepper sauce (to taste) and a drizzle of your favourite sweetener. Chill the dressing for several hours in a glass jar; shake to combine before using.

Potato Salad.

Cube sweet potatoes and place in salted water. Note: To prevent cut sweet potato from turning brown, immediately rinse in cold water. Boil water first, then turn to a simmer for approximately 8-10 minutes 8 Minutes or until fork-tender. Place into a large glass bowl, set aside, allow to cool.

Add lettuce, avocado, celery, cucumber and cilantro, mix gently. Drizzle with dressing. as much as needed. Garnish with cilantro and optional microgreens.

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