Grilled Sweet Potato Salad

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.


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