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Hello! I'm Suzannah, a serious DIYer. Follow along with my DIY fixer upper house renovations, sewing and crafty projects, real food recipes, and de-stressing goals. I'm a recovering former vegan and vegetarian, now healing with a nutrient-dense mostly Paleo diet, and love at-home CrossFit and yoga workouts. I'm also the author of DIY Wardrobe Makeovers!

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Inspired! Simple sweet potato salad recipe

Today's post is inspired by coincidence.

Recipe back story!: We eat a lot of sweet potatoes, especially on days when we work out at the gym in the weight room, and I'm always up for making favorite foods a new way. Mashed or baked sweet potatoes are great, but sometimes I really like to get creative and try them grated and cooked in a skillet, or roasted with other veggies!

But this weekend, with two massive sweet potatoes in the fridge (seriously, SO big - why was this one organic variety so big!?), I decided to try a cold recipe, something totally new for us. As I shared on Instagram last weekend, I whipped together this simple whole food sweet potato salad with a few super basic ingredients, and created a delicious take on a classic summer food!

Oh, and the coincidence? In between the time I decided to make the salad and the time we got home and I made the salad, we went to my in-laws' house. My mother-in-law has a recipe card stand up in the kitchen. I glanced at it at guess what recipe was on top?! "Sweet potato salad"!

Crazy! Great minds think alike, I guess! The recipe was very simple and pretty much what I had in mind, although hers used carrots as well as celery. I took the suggestion, and tried it out!


Here are the ingredients!

Ingredients:


  • 1 large or 1/2 massive cooked sweet potato, in 1" chunks
  • 3 hard boiled eggs
  • 1-2 carrots
  • 1-2 sticks celery (try it with 1 unless you loooove celery)
  • Approx. 2 tbsp olive oil or homemade mayonnaise 
  • Salt and pepper to taste (I added a lot of salt, maybe 1/2 tsp)
  • Optional add-ins I just realized might also be good ;) : fresh chives, chopped bacon, or chili powder!

Directions:


  1. Prepare ingredients separately: slice eggs in egg slicer, then chop opposite direction. 
  2. Finely chop carrots and celery.
  3. Combine all ingredients with cooked sweet potatoes and gently toss.

Add a sprig of parsley like I did if you want to feel fancy! Enjoy!


4 comments

  1. Love this! Perfect for summer!

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  2. This looks lovely! Super fast as well, it would be great to whip up a batch on a Sunday night and take to work for lunch. I'm planning on getting a veg box soon so I love recipes like this, in preparation for having gluts of various fruits and veggies!

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  3. Sweet potato salad- what a great idea! Must try!!

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  4. I can confirm the bacon and green onion are wonderful additions. Just made a big batch for the work week. Thank you!

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