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Chili Lime Sweet Potato Salad

I used to have a blog called BasicallyDelish.com that was focused on food and healthy living. This was one of my all-time favorite recipes from that blog (which no longer exists). I created this recipe while participating in a weekly food challenge with Kimberly Snyder, who is a well-known nutritionist and yogi.  My Chili Lime Sweet Potato Salad was actually selected by her to be one of the featured recipes that week! I am excited to now be able to share this recipe with all of you! Here is how to get started…

First, I picked out as many fresh, local ingredients as I could find.  I opted to go with some sweet red peppers, spicy jalapeños, avocado, cilantro, lime and garlic.  There is plenty of wiggle room in this recipe though, so feel free to add less spice or more bite with something like a fresh red onion (I am not personally a fan of onion).
Chili Lime Sweet Potato Salad

I don’t have a steamer, so I went ahead boiled my sweet potatoes.  Be sure to give them a good rinse first.  Depending on the size of your sweet potatoes, you will only need to boil them for about 15 min.  We are not mashing them, we just need them tender enough to dice into think chunks.  Everybody in the pool!

Chili Lime Sweet Potato Salad Raleigh Moms Blog Kimberly Snyder

While your potatoes are cooking, you can begin chopping your herbs and veggies.  I started with my cilantro and peppers, leaving the avocado to add last, so it would keep its color.

Let the sweet potatoes cool down before chopping.  I chopped mine into large chunks, leaving the skin on.  The skin holds a lot of beautifying minerals and a healthy dose of iron, so I recommend trying it this way.

Chili Lime Sweet Potato Salad Raleigh Moms Blog Kimberly Snyder

I also find it handy when cutting spicy peppers like jalapeño to wear plastic or rubber gloves.  This keeps the oil off of your hands so you can avoid getting it in your eye.  Also a smart idea with “little helpers” in the kitchen.

Chili Lime Sweet Potato Salad Raleigh Moms Blog Kimberly Snyder

Next, I added my finely minced garlic and seasoning.  I premixed my seasoning (paprika, chili powder, a pinch of course salt, crushed red pepper, cumin, coriander, and a dash of crushed mixed peppercorn), so everything would get a nice pop of flavor.

Chili Lime Sweet Potato Salad Raleigh Moms Blog Kimberly Snyder

Next I added 3 tablespoons of nutritional yeast, which helps add a rich flavor and also packs in a healthy dose of protein! Then 3 tablespoons of raw, unfiltered apple cider vinegar and my avocado.

Chili Lime Sweet Potato Salad Raleigh Moms Blog Kimberly Snyder

Chili Lime Sweet Potato Salad Raleigh Moms Blog Kimberly Snyder

Chili Lime Sweet Potato Salad Raleigh Moms Blog Kimberly Snyder

Now mix your salad lightly to incorporate all of the zesty flavors.  I have this handy natural wood paddle that does the trick nicely!

Chili Lime Sweet Potato Salad Raleigh Moms Blog Kimberly SnyderTop with a squeeze of fresh lime juice and a sprig of your cilantro and serve!

Chili Lime Sweet Potato Salad Raleigh Moms Blog Kimberly SnyderThis meal was a big hit!  My husband woke up this morning asking me to make it again soon!

Chili Lime Sweet Potato Salad Raleigh Moms Blog Kimberly Snyder

Chili Lime Sweet Potato Salad
Serves 4
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Ingredients
  1. 2 large + 2 small sweet potatoes
  2. 2 avocados
  3. 1 medium sweet red pepper
  4. 1 bunch of fresh cilantro
  5. 1 lime
  6. 2 small jalapeños
  7. 2 cloves of garlic
  8. 3 Tbs Nutritional Yeast
  9. 3 Tbs Raw, Unfiltered Apple Cider Vinegar
  10. 1 Tbs Paprika
  11. 1 Tbs Chili Powder
  12. 1 tsp Crushed Red Pepper
  13. 1 tsp Cumin
  14. 1 tsp Coriander
  15. Pinch of Course Salt
  16. Pinch of Cracked Pepper
Instructions
  1. First, I picked out as many fresh, local ingredients as I could find. I opted to go with some sweet red peppers, spicy jalapeños, avocado, cilantro, lime and garlic. There is plenty of wiggle room in this recipe though, so feel free to add less spice or more bite with something like a fresh red onion (I am not personally a fan of onion).
  2. I don’t have a steamer, so I went ahead boiled my sweet potatoes. Be sure to give them a good rinse first. Depending on the size of your sweet potatoes, you will only need to boil them for about 15 min. We are not mashing them, we just need them tender enough to dice into think chunks. Everybody in the pool!
  3. While your potatoes are cooking, you can begin chopping your herbs and veggies. I started with my cilantro and peppers, leaving the avocado to add last, so it would keep its color.
  4. Let the sweet potatoes cool down before chopping. I chopped mine into large chunks, leaving the skin on. The skin holds a lot of beautifying minerals and a healthy dose of iron, so I recommend trying it this way.
  5. I also find it handy when cutting spicy peppers like jalapeño to wear plastic or rubber gloves. This keeps the oil off of your hands so you can avoid getting it in your eye. Also a smart idea with “little helpers” in the kitchen.
  6. Next, I added my finely minced garlic and seasoning. I premixed my seasoning (paprika, chili powder, a pinch of course salt, crushed red pepper, cumin, coriander, and a dash of crushed mixed peppercorn), so everything would get a nice pop of flavor.
  7. Next I added 3 tablespoons of nutritional yeast, which helps add a rich flavor and also packs in a healthy dose of protein! Then 3 tablespoons of raw, unfiltered apple cider vinegar and my avocado.
  8. Now mix your salad lightly to incorporate all of the zesty flavors. I have this handy natural wood paddle that does the trick nicely!
  9. Top with a squeeze of fresh lime juice and a sprig of your cilantro and serve!
Notes
  1. *This recipe served 4 people.  Add more or less depending on how many people you need to feed.  Also feel free to omit some of the spice.  We like to keep things just a little spicy here in the South!
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