Warm Sweet Potato Salad

"This is a nice twist on the traditional creamy potato salad. I like this served warm or room temp, but by all means it can be served chilled. It has a nice sweet/tangy vinaigrette with fresh herbs and roasted vegetables. I think you will enjoy it."
 
Warm Sweet Potato Salad created by LifeIsGood
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  • After dicing the red pepper, onion and sweet potatoes; toss with a little olive oil, salt and pepper in a large bowl. Roast in a 400F oven on a cookie sheet, covered with parchment paper or foil for easy clean up. They will take about 20 minutes. While your vegetables cook, dice your bacon and saute on medium heat until nice and crisp. Remove and drain on a paper towel and reserve 1 tablespoon of the bacon dripping for the salad dressing.
  • As the vegetables and bacon cook, lets make the dressing. In a small bowl combine all the ingredients and whisk in the oil to make a nice vinaigrette.
  • Toss the roasted vegetables (except the potatoes), with the scallions, celery, bacon, pecans fresh herbs and vinaigrette and mix well. Now add the potatoes in and toss lightly.
  • This is a great potato salad and great for BBQs.
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"<p>Growing up in Michigan, I spent my summers at my cottage in the Northern part up by Traverscity. On a lake, big garden which had all the vegetables you could imagine. My mom taught school, so summers were our vacation time. Gramps and I fished all the time so fresh fish was always on the menu, perch, blue gill, walleye and small and large mouth bass. At age 5 I learned how to clean my own fish and by 10 I was making dinner, canning vegetables and fruits, making pies and fresh breads. Apples fresh picked every fall, strawberries in June and July, Cherries at the Cherry Festival in Traverscity. So fresh foods always were a big part. Mom worked as a teacher during the year so dinner was more traditional with pot roasts, meatloaf, etc, but it seemed we always had fresh fruits and vegetables as part of the meal. Mom also didn't use as many spices as I do, but times were different back then. <br /> <br />So ... My motto is ... There is NO Right and NO Wrong with cooking. So many people thing they have to follow a recipe. But NO ... a recipe is a method and directions to help and teach someone. Cooking is about personal tastes and flavors. I love garlic ... and another person may not. I like heat ... but you may not. Recipes are building blocks, NOT text ground in stone. Use them to make and build on. Even my recipes I don't follow most times --They are a base. That is what cooking is to me. A base of layer upon layer of flavors. <br /> <br />I still dislike using canned soups or packaged gravies/seasoning ... but I admit, I do use them. I have a few recipes that use them. But I try to strive to teach people to use fresh ingredients, they are first ... so much healthier for you ... and second, in the end less expensive. But we all have our moments including me. <br /> <br />So, lets see ... In the past, I have worked as a hostess, bartender, waitress, then a short order cook, salad girl in the kitchen, sort of assistant chef, head chef, co owner of a restaurant ... now a consultant to a catering company/restaurant, I cater myself and I'm a personal chef for a elderly lady. I work doing data entry during the day, and now and then try to have fun which is not very often due to my job(s). <br /> <br />I have a 21 year old who at times is going on 12, aren't they all. Was married and now single and just trying to enjoy life one day at a time. I'm writing a cookbook ... name is still in the works but it is dedicated to those people who never learned, to cook. Single Moms, Dads, or Just Busy Parents. Those individuals that think you can't make a great dinner for not a lot of money. You can entertain on a budget and I want people to know that gourmet tasting food doesn't have to be from a can of soup or a box, and healthy food doesn't come from a drive through. There are some really good meals that people can make which are healthy and will save money but taste amazing. So I guess that is my current goal. We all take short cuts and I have no problem with that - I do it too. I volunteer and make food for the homeless every couple of months, donating my time and money. I usually make soup for them and many times get donations from a local grocery stores, Sams Club, Walmart etc, with broth, and vegetables. It makes my cost very little and well worth every minute I spend. Like anyone, life is always trying to figure things out and do the best we can and have fun some how along the way.</p>"
 

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  1. LifeIsGood
    Wow! Fantastic recipe here. I love the flavors of the roasted veggies and fresh herbs. The vinaigrette is a knockout just on it's own...great flavor! Love the addition of shallots in the vinaigrette. I used champagne vinegar, since that is what I had on hand. There is so much variety in both flavor and texture in this recipe. I enjoy the creamy texture of the sweet potatoes with the crunch of the pecans, celery, scallions and bacon. Just lovely. Thank you for sharing.
     
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  3. SarasotaCook
    This is a nice twist on the traditional creamy potato salad. I like this served warm or room temp, but by all means it can be served chilled. It has a nice sweet/tangy vinaigrette with fresh herbs and roasted vegetables. I think you will enjoy it.
     
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