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Roasted Sweet Potato Salad With Lime Dressing

Roasted Sweet Potato Salad With Lime Dressing

Sweet potatoes are lovely little tubers, but this particular recipe had us at “lime dressing”. Take a look at the ingredients and you’ll quickly see why. The lime dressing is thick, rich, creamy and delicately tangy with olive oil, homemade mayonnaise, 1/4 cup of fresh lime juice, cilantro, ground cumin and jalapeño (the latter being optional for if you like it hot). If you prefer your dressing on the sweet-sour side, a dash of honey will gratify your sweet tooth, bite after bite.

To begin, you’ll want to dice your sweet potatoes and squash into bite-size pieces, ambercup is a nice squash to work with – the kind you make ambercup coconut milk dessert in. While they are roasting in the oven, you get the pleasure of preparing the lime dressing. It is simple – put all ingredients in a bowl and whisk away. Then add it to the cooled roasted potatoes and squash, along with the finely chopped celery and crumbled bacon. Yes, the four slices of bacon add a familiar crunch of flavor, and that appeals to children of all ages, so make sure to add it in. Bacon tastes strangely wonderful with lime dressing…

If your brain is going wild with the possibilities (ours certainly are), then you might even think to one day serve lime dressing with poached eggs. Skip the Hollandaise sauce and go straight to the good stuff. Like all things in life, you never know if you like it until you try it. Are you ready for lime dressing on your salad?

Roasted Sweet Potato Salad With Lime Dressing Recipe

Serves: 4Prep: 20 minCook: 35 min

Protein: 7g / %

Carbs: 26g / %

Fat: 42g / %

Values are per portion. These are for information only & are not meant to be exact calculations.


  • 2 to 3 sweet potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 1/2 squash, peeled and diced (butternut, ambercup, etc.)
  • 2 celery stalks, sliced
  • 3 to 4 bacon slices, cooked and crumbled (optional)
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tsp. smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp. chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp. dried oregano
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

Lime Dressing Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup homemade mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cumin
  • 1 jalapeño, seeded and minced (optional)
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

Salad Preparation


  1. Preheat oven to 400 F.
  2. In a bowl combine the sweet potatoes, squash, olive oil, garlic, paprika, chili powder, oregano; then season to taste.
  3. Place on a baking sheet and roast in the oven 30 to 35 minutes or until tender, turning at the halfway point.
  4. Let cool while preparing the dressing.
  5. In a bowl whisk all the ingredients for the lime dressing and season to taste.
  6. In a salad bowl combine the roasted vegetables, celery and bacon.
  7. Pour the dressing over the salad and toss gently until well covered.
  8. Refrigerate before serving.
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