take on potato salad. I came across this recipe for Roasted Sweet Potato Salad at Taylor Takes a Taste and can’t wait to try it. It seems like the perfect side dish to bring to any party, and what better time than Memorial Day weekend to try out my skills. Taylor Takes a Taste is a must read for recipes, but what I really love about this blog is that he also gives food photography tips (which is really quite hard!) See below for the sweet potato salad recipe…
4 medium sized sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into approx. 1 in cubes
3 tbsp olive oil
1 tsp salt
1 tsp black pepper
2 cups fresh pineapple chunks
1 red bell pepper diced
1 yellow bell pepper diced
1/2 cup shallots diced
1 jalapeno seeded and finely chopped
1/2 cup scallions thinly sliced scallions
1/2 cup fresh cilantro chopped
1/2 cup flat leaf parsley chopped
Salt and pepper to taste
2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
2 tbsp brown sugar
zest of 1 orange
2 tsp deli style mustard (the mustard with the brown stuff in it, not the yellow stuff you put on hotdogs)
1/2 cup vegetable oil
In a roasting pan, combine sweet potatoes and olive oil, salt, and pepper. Stir around coating potatoes in oil. Roast for 25-30 minutes at 425 F, until fork tender and golden brown.
In a large bowl, add potatoes and mix with the rest of the non dressing ingredients.
Let cool while you prepare the dressing. To prepare dressing, whisk together the apple cider vinegar, brown sugar, orange zest, mustard and vegetable oil.
Pour dressing over cooled potato salad. Toss. Chill in refrigerator until ready to serve. Toss again prior to serving.
Photo: Taylor Mathis Photography