This paleo sweet potato salad is mixed with creamy avocado pesto, bacon and eggs for a healthy side dish that is so easy and always a crowd pleaser!
Today we are asking the age old question: do you call it a po-TAY-to or a Po-TAH-toe.
Personally, I am a fan of po-TAY-to. Because it has half of my name in it. Which means that my brain deduces that is clearly the only way to pronounce it because I am the center of the root vegetable world.
In other news: besides playing “how do you pronounce it,” it’s also the time of the month where all my blogging ladies come together to bring you a round-up of healthy, Paleo-friendly meals.
So, what is it this month? You ask.
Well, in light of the fact that Memorial Day is ALMOST HERE, which means you’re already planning all sorts of fun BBQ gatherings, we thought you might need some side dishes.
Here’s what we got:
Lexi has this DELISH Watermelon Salad with Basil Ginger Dressing! This watermelon salad is packed with the perfect warm weather flavors! Sweet watermelon drizzled with delicious olive oil, garnished with toasted almonds, bacon, mint, sliced red onion, and a sweet Basil Ginger Dressing, this will be a BBQ hit all summer long! Click HERE for the recipe!
Brittany has this crazy awesome looking Paleo Roasted Sweet Potato Salad! Coconut oil roasted sweet potatoes tossed with chopped spinach, creamy avocado chunks, red onion and dried cranberries make for a healthy, easy and delicious salad that’s perfect for spring picnics and summer BBQs. Click HERE for the recipe!
Lee has a tropical flavor sensation: Paleo Pineapple Coleslaw! This clean-eating, paleo coleslaw is made with homemade mayo, a mixture of delicious and colorful vegetables and a pop of pineapple for sweetness! Click HERE for the recipe!
And Davida has this crunchily-yummy Healthy Asian Snap Pea Salad! Get in your greens with this Healthy Asian Snap Pea Salad. It’s super simple to make and coated with a light sesame-ginger dressing. You’ll definitely be going back for seconds! Click HERE for the recipe!
To our healthy, BBQ’n part-izzle, I’m bringing the classic potato salad. Except it’s notsoclassic at all because 1. If it WAS classic, the recipe would read something like this:
Like, that’s all.
And 2. I actually don’t even like “real” potato salad. <– I don’t know why I say “real” as if I enjoy some odd, fake kind that you find in those play-kitchens for kids. I don’t like any potato salad. Real, fake or somewhere in between. It’s got this weird squishy thang going on that my texture loving face just DOES NOT COMPREHEND.
Of course, that was until THIS recipe.
This potato salad is actually made with sweet potatoes. Which I sort of questioned my brain on when it was thought processing it out. I like eating roasted sweet potatoes when they’re just a leetlebit crispy and tender from being roasty-toasted in olive oil. But just plain boiled and diced? NOT SO SURE.
I also feared that the whole “sweet vibe” that these taters have would turn this salad into dessert. Which would be weird and no good and insert any synonym for “BAD FOOD” here.
There was also the fact that, although I WAS an inner-potato-salad-hating-person, I KNEW that it still needed to have some sort of creaminess.
Which brought me back to this one time that I made a healthy egg salad sandwich with avocado and it kinda sorta rocked my tastebuds WHOLE WURLD.
Kind of exactly like how it does when food processer-ized (?) with vibrantly green leaves of fresh basil and garlic. Simple as that folks. Nothing with weird ingredients you can’t pronounce or don’t-even-ask-Google-what-that-is-because-you-don’t-want-to-know.
Plus, there’s bacon. And eggs. Which you never question. YOU JUST DO IT.
This is me with my red solo cup (let’s have a party!) cheers-ing your long weekend BBQ shenanigans, which must begin with a super-classy plastic plate piled HIGH with ALL of the potato salad.
It’s the only way to do it.
If you make this recipe, please remember to tag @foodfaithfit and #foodfaithfitness on Instagram! I LOVE seeing your recipe recreations!
Want more sweet potato goodness?
Roasted Sweet Potato Salad with Mango Vinaigrette
Grilled Sweet Potato Salad with Almond Curry Vinaigrette
Healthy Nachos with Sweet Potatos and Kale
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