Sweet Potato Salad with Dried Cranberries

Servings: 4

Ingredients:

  • 1 very large or 2 small sweet potatoes (about 1 1⁄2 pounds), peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1⁄4 cup dried sweetened cranberries
  • 2 tablespoons chopped red onion
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh Italian parsley
  • 1 celery stalk, chopped

Nutrient Analysis

PER SERVING:
Calories200
Calories from Fat60
Total Fat7g
Saturated Fat1g
Trans Fat0g
Polyunsaturated Fat1g
Monounsaturated Fat5g
Cholesterol0mg
Sodium80mg
Carbohydrates33g
Dietary Fiber4g
Sugars16g
Protein2g

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Lightly coat a foil-lined, rimmed baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray. Place the sweet potato pieces on the baking sheet and drizzle with the olive oil. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and stir to combine. Evenly distribute the sweet potato pieces on the baking sheet. Roast for 20 to 30 minutes, or until tender and slightly charred, stirring the potatoes every 10 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, in a bowl, combine the vinegar, brown sugar, and mustard. Slowly whisk in the extra-virgin olive oil to incorporate (or put into a jar and shake well).
  4. In a bowl, combine the cranberries, onion, parsley, and celery. Add the sweet potatoes and stir gently to combine. Drizzle the dressing over the salad to lightly coat and stir gently to combine. Season with salt and pepper.
In addition to providing fiber and potassium, sweet potatoes are a vitamin A powerhouse.

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