Mainely Dish: Sweet Potato Salad with Apple Cider Vinaigrette

— By Alex Gayton, Assistant EFNEP Coordinator & Social Media Coordinator, Expanded Food Nutrition and Education Program (EFNEP), University of Maine Cooperative Extension

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This Sweet Potato Salad with Apple Cider Vinaigrette is a simple and unique side dish filled with flavor, perfect to make for your next get together. Sweet potatoes are a great source of fiber, vitamins A and C, and minerals. The vibrant green of the scallions provide a beautiful color and flavor contrast against the roasted sweet potatoes.

When you are buying sweet potatoes choose firm potatoes with smooth skin, avoid cracks, soft spots and blemishes. When storing sweet potatoes, store them in a cool, dark, dry place. Avoid storing uncooked potatoes in the refrigerator because it will result in a hard center and unpleasant taste.

Quick information about the recipe ingredients:

  • Sweet potatoes can be used in sweet or savory dishes because of its natural sweetness.
  • Vinaigrette is made by mixing an oil with a mild acid such as vinegar or lemon juice.Scallions are also known as green onions, they have a taste more mild than onion.

I hope you enjoy this recipe and continue to try other recipes that can include sweet potato.