Grilled Sweet Potato and Red Pepper Salad
Total TimePrep: 30 min. Grill: 20 min.
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 2 tablespoons lime juice
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 1 teaspoon chopped seeded jalapeno pepper, optional
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 2 large sweet red peppers
- 1-1/2 pounds medium sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch slices
- 2 celery ribs, thinly sliced
- 3 green onions, thinly sliced
- 1/3 cup minced fresh cilantro
- For dressing, in a small bowl, whisk the first seven ingredients; set aside.
- Using long-handled tongs, moisten a paper towel with cooking oil and lightly coat the grill rack. Grill red peppers over medium heat for 10-15 minutes or until the skins blister, turning frequently. Immediately place peppers in a large bowl; cover and let stand for 15 minutes.
- Meanwhile, in a shallow bowl, drizzle sweet potato slices with 2 tablespoons dressing; toss to coat. Set remaining dressing aside. Arrange potato slices on a grilling grid; place on a grill rack. Grill, covered, over medium heat for 5-6 minutes on each side or until tender. Cut into bite-size pieces.
- Peel off and discard charred skin from peppers; seed and coarsely chop. In a large bowl, combine the potatoes, peppers, celery, onions and cilantro. Whisk the reserved dressing; pour over salad and toss to coat. Serve at room temperature.
Editor's NoteWear disposable gloves when cutting hot peppers; the oils can burn skin. Avoid touching your face.
Nutrition Facts3/4 cup: 130 calories, 7g fat (1g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 312mg sodium, 16g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 3g fiber), 2g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 fat.
Jun 14, 2015
Unusual is a good word to describe this salad. The word yummy comes to mind as well! I haven't liked cilantro in anything I've tried so far, so it was omitted. Will make again.
Aug 18, 2013
Awesome! Made as-is.
Apr 8, 2013
Will make again and again
Apr 4, 2013
I make this salad at least once a month - it is delicious! Usually I broil (or roast) the peppers and potatoes when it's too cold out to grill and the salad still comes out great!
May 28, 2012
My family loves this and so do I. Shallots are a good addition or sub for the garlic. It's even better the next day if it lasts that long.
May 14, 2012
to those who don't have a grill, add some smoked paprika to your oil! This stuff is great and you don't have to worry about using liquid smoke.
May 12, 2012
I have actually made this twice. My husband & I like it very much and we can both use the healthy aspects. I did not have the cilantro the first time and thought it was still good, but added that when I made it today and it does make a nice flavor.
May 10, 2012
Outstanding! Renamed it Red Bell Yam...Yum! Cut the salt in half but otherwise as written. Served with a marinated NY steak for an amazing meal. Flavor is unique and just delightful.
May 7, 2012
"Sounds good but we don't grill is there another way Thanks." Yup, slice up the SP's and add a few (and I do mean just a few) drops of 'Liquid Smoke' added to the oil. Baste the SP pieces with this and with a sheet pan with a cookie cooling rack give them a toast under your oven broiler.fae
May 7, 2012
Sounds good but we don't grill is there another way Thanks