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Beets And Sweets Salad

Beets and Sweets Salad

Beets and Sweets Salad

 

I have an interesting, and delicious recipe for you today, that uses good ol’ stuff from your garden. I know that not everyone is a lover of beets and/or sweet potatoes, but this salad is pretty good if you are willing to give it a try. My Bel Air has something similar in their deli. My mom LOVS fresh beets AND Sweet Potatoes so just just had to give this recipe a try for Memorial Day. This Beets and Sweets Recipe is a great salad using fresh beets and sweet potatoes, which was adapted by Eat Well Living Thin.

Beets And Sweets
Prep time: 10 mins
Cook time: 45 mins
Total time: 55 mins
Serves: 5
Ingredients
  • 2 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and diced in 1/2 inch cubes
  • 2 medium beets, peeled and diced in 1/2 inch cubes
  • 2 tsp olive oil, divided
  • Kosher salt & freshly grated black pepper
  • 1 tsp ancho chili powder
  • 1 tsb thyme
  • 2 Tbs finely diced sweet onion
  • 2 Tbs chopped, toasted pecans
  • 2 Tbs dried cranberries, coarsely chopped
  • 1 Tbs minced fresh parsley
  • Dressing:
  • 2 Tbs olive oil
  • 2 Tbs fresh lemon juice
  • 2 Tbs sugar free or regular honey
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp black pepper
  • 1/8 tsp ground chipotle pepper
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. Toss beets in 1 tsp of olive oil and bake in a shallow dish for 20 minutes.
  3. Add sweet potatoes to the baking dish and drizzle with 1 teaspoon olive oil.
  4. Sprinkle with salt and pepper, ancho chili powder and thym. Stir to coat. Roast for 25-30 minutes or just until fork tender. Allow to cool slightly.
  5. To make the dressing, in a small bowl whisk together the olive oil, lemon juice, honey, salt, black pepper, and chipotle pepper.
  6. Transfer potatoes to a medium bowl. Stir in onions, pecans, cranberries, and parsley.
  7. Drizzle with dressing and gently stir until coated. Serve either warm, room temp or cold.

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