Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Recipe: Warm Sweet Potatoe Salad

This is a great way to use up some of your leftover Easter ham that you probably still have in your freezer.  This salad is hearty enough to serve on its own for supper with a crusty bread.  The mix of sweet potatoes, cider vinegar, dijon mustard, maple syrup and more was tangy and savoury.  What a great flavour combination.

from Family Circle Magazine, October 1 2009

3 Tablespoons cider vinegar
3 Tablespoons maple syrup
2 teaspoons dijon mustard
3 Tablespoons olive oil
2 pounds sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into one inch-pieces
1 large onion, thinly sliced
3/4 teaspoon dried thyme
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1 package (10 ounces) frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
1/2 cup walnuts, toasted

Heat oven to 400. Stir together vinegar, maple syrup, and mustard. Slowly whisk in 2 tablespoons of the olive oil; set aside.

Place sweet potatoes, onions, and ham in a large bowl. (omit the ham to make the dish vegetarian.) Drizzle with the remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil; stir until coated. Spread on a rimmed baking sheet, sprinkle with thyme, salt and pepper. Roast at 400 for 45 minutes, stirring halfway through.

Remove from oven and place in large bowl. Stir in spinach and walnuts. Drizzle with vinaigrette and serve immediately.  Makes 6 servings.

For a printable copy of this recipe go here.

Happily submitted to the Ultimate Recipe Swap over at Life As Mom everyone is sharing their root vegetable recipes this week.

There's lots of tractors going up and down our road this week. 
The farmer's are busy planting and it's filling the air with the wonderful smell of soil.

from the book "Food From Farm to Home"
Written and Illustrated by  Walter Buehr
1970 William Marrow and Company


  1. There are a lot of tractors going up and down my road too Sarah. I LOVE it!!! Someone was just asking what Spring means to their readers. I said dandelions. I just adore them:) However, I may be a bit of an odd sorta gal cause I also adore the smell of the farmers spreading manure, LOL. It just means to me there's goodies on the way!!!

    That potato salad of yours looks amazing. I must admit, at first I was a wee disappointed when I didn't see the traditional white potato but once I saw those ingredients, I was just yearning for one little nibble.

    Thanks for sharing...

  2. WOW this looks fantastic, your blog is so detailed! I love all of the pictures. Thanks for stopping by, we shall have to swap recipes!

    Jenn (The Misunderstood Eggplant)

  3. Tractors, recipe swaps and good food and friends. What could be better, eh?

    Thank you for the sweet comments ladies :)


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