Kick Back Spiced Citrusy Sweet Potato Salad.

By Jackie DeKnock  ,   

June 12, 2020

This is a delicious & healthy twist on the long tired out summertime classic - potato salad! It features anti-aging sweet potatoes, a zesty citrus dressing and the powerful superfood - spinach. The sweet potatoes are rich in beta-carotene and vitamin C. Ginger & turmeric have anti-inflammatory properties and cinnamon helps control blood sugar. With this bowl of healthy ingredients, how can you go wrong? Potato salad will never be the same!

  • Prep: 20 mins
  • 20 mins

    20 mins

  • Yields: Serves 4


3 cups sweet potatoes peeled and cut into ¾” chunks

3 tablespoons sliced almonds, toasted

2 tablespoons red onion, finely diced (chilled in cold water then drained)

Citrusy Dressing:

1/4 cup fresh orange juice, add pulp too

4 teaspoons lemon juice

1 teaspoon maple syrup, to taste

1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon ground ginger

1/2 teaspoon turmeric

1/4 teaspoon Himalayan sea salt, to taste

1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

4 cups baby spinach, chopped or baby kale, deveined, finely chopped

Handful cilantro and parsley, coarsely chopped

A splash of love


Spread almonds in a small skillet on stovetop to toast on low heat. Watch closely! Let cool.

Meanwhile, place sweet potatoes in a large saucepan. Cover with lightly salted water and bring to a simmer. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover and cook 5 to 7 minutes 5 Minutes or just until tender but still firm. Drain.

While sweet potatoes are cooking, in a medium-sized bowl, whisk together orange juice/pulp, lemon juice, maple syrup, cinnamon, ginger, turmeric, salt and pepper in large bowl. Whisk in oil. Reserve 3 tablespoons dressing for spinach and herbs.

Add hot sweet potatoes to dressing in bowl. Add onion and toss gently to mix.

In a separate large bowl, toss spinach and herbs with reserved 3 tablespoons dressing. Mound spinach on 4 plates. Top with sweet potato salad and sprinkle with toasted almonds. Serve warm.