Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Paleo Sweet Potato Salad

It is bound to happen... you are invited to a pot-luck or a party not with your CrossFit friends or ones that follow your lifestyle and you need to bring a side dish. It is hard trying to stick to a diet (like Paleo or Gluten free) and bring something other people will want to eat/try at the same time. This is a potato salad I brought to my work pot-luck and it was a huge hit... so many people asked for the recipe. I assume many of them will not make their own mayo, and won't care because they aren't Paleo. I think homemade is way better than anything from the store anyway!!

Spicy Sweet Potato Salad

(Printable Version)

4 Sweet potatoes- peeled and cubed
4 hard-boiled eggs
5 slices of bacon- in 1/2 inch pieces
3-4 green onions 
2/3 cup avocado oil
1 egg (raw)
1 tsp. lemon juice
1 tsp. Dijon mustard
1/8 tsp. garlic powder
1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper
salt and pepper to taste 

1. Cook the sweet potatoes in boiling, salted water until they are just fork-tender.
2. While the sweet potatoes are cooking, cook the bacon over medium heat until crispy, set aside to cool.
3. To make the mayo combine the oil through cayenne in a bowl and whisk until thick. (Side note: I put all the ingredients in a mason jar and use an immersion blender... same result in literally less than a minute and then if you have extra you already have a container to store it :)

3. Add the hot potatoes, bacon (with grease), mayo and chopped green onions to a large bowl- mix, taste for salt and pepper and refrigerate at least 2 hours. 

Nutrition Facts
Servings 10.0
Amount Per Serving
calories 228
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 19 g29 %
Saturated Fat 3 g17 %
Monounsaturated Fat 12 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 98 mg33 %
Sodium 168 mg7 %
Potassium 257 mg7 %
Total Carbohydrate 10 g3 %
Dietary Fiber 2 g6 %
Sugars 4 g
Protein 5 g11 %
Vitamin A185 %
Vitamin C16 %
Calcium3 %
Iron5 %
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

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