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Grilled Sweet Potato Salad

Grilled Sweet Potato Salad

By Kate Horney

 

Let’s talk sweet potatoes!

 

Sweet potatoes are a great source of complex carbs and are filled with fiber, vitamin A, potassium, and phytochemicals.  

 

Are you a sweet potato lover like me? If so, follow these tips on how to store sweet potatoes so you can have fresh and delicious sweet potatoes whenever your craving strikes.

 

  • Avoid storing sweet potatoes in the refrigerator, which will produce a hard center and unpleasant taste.
  • Store your sweet potatoes in a cool, dry, well ventilated container. For best results, store them in a basement or root cellar away from strong heat sources.
  • Your sweet potatoes can store for up to two weeks if stored properly.

 

Not sure how to prepare your sweet potatoes?

 

BeyondFit’s Simple Way to Bake a Sweet Potato

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. With a fork, pierce sweet potato skin 5-6 times.
  3. Place on baking sheet lined with foil. Bake until tender, 45 minutes to 1 hour.

 

No time to bake your sweet potatoes? Here’s a quick and easy way to microwave your sweet potato in a matter of minutes!  

 

How to Microwave a Sweet Potato

  1. Pierce the sweet potato skin 5-6 times.
  2. Place on a microwaveable plate and microwave for 5-8 minutes, rotating halfway through.

 

BeyondFit’s Easy Baked Sweet Potato Fries

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. Line 2 baking sheets with foil; spray with nonstick cooking spray.
  3. Peel the sweet potatoes, if desired, and cut into 1/4-inch strips.
  4. In a large bowl, combine sweet potatoes, oil and salt; with your hands, toss to coat.
  5. Spread sweet potatoes in a single layer without crowding; set aside remaining sweet potatoes.
  6. Bake until crisp, about 30 minutes, flipping halfway through. Repeat until all the sweet potatoes are baked.
  7. Sweet Trick: For even crisper results, place a metal rack on each baking sheet.

 

And if you need a yummy sweet potato recipe, give this amazing grilled sweet potato salad a try.

 

Grilled Sweet Potato Salad
Serves 6
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Ingredients
  1. 4 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 3/4 inch slices
  2. 1 T olive oil
  3. 2 ears sweet corn, husked
  4. 1 3⁄4 C black beans, rinsed and drained (homemade or canned)
  5. 2 green onions, chopped
  6. 1/2 C chopped cilantro
  7. Juice of 2 limes
  8. Salt and pepper, to taste
Instructions
  1. In a large bowl, toss sliced sweet potatoes with olive oil and season with salt and pepper.
  2. Place sweet potato slices on a grill over medium heat. Cook until tender, about 8-10 minutes on each side.
  3. When the sweet potatoes are close to being done, place the corn on the grill and cook for 3-4 minutes, rotating so the kernels get slightly charred. Let the sweet potatoes and corn cool to room temperature.
  4. Cut the sweet potatoes into quarters and place in a large bowl.
  5. With a sharp knife, remove the corn kernels from the cob. Add the corn to the bowl.
  6. Stir in black beans, green onions, and cilantro. Squeeze the lime juice over the salad and toss until combined. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  7. Serve warm, chilled, or at room temperature.
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