Sweet Potato Holiday Salad

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Author Notes: A few years ago I started a sweet potato tradition with this salad dressed up with a Grand Marnier vinaigrette, and garnished with pomegranate arils; it is sweet, tangy and spicy, a festive side to compliment a holiday meal. Eat, Drink, be Merry and Enjoy!lapadia

Serves 3-4 depending on your portion size. easily doubles or more.

  • 1 large sweet potato - roasted
  • 2 tablespoon seasoned rice vinegar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoon orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons Grand Mariner
  • Taste test for sweetness and then add honey or agave to suit your taste
  • 3 tablespoons walnut (or other nut) oil
  • Sea salt flakes
  • 1/2 medium unpeeled granny smith cored and sliced
  • 1/3 cup pomegranate arils
  • 1 finely minced jalapeno pepper
  • Salted sunflower seeds - a handful
  • Oil on hand for roasting the potato
  1. Peel and cut the potato into 1/8 inch medallions, then roast with a little oil @ 400 degrees, until just tender. Cool completely.
  2. Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, combine the next five ingredients (rice vinegar through oil), whisk well. Add a pinch of salt, or to taste.
  3. Cut the cooled potatoes into a quarter moon size.
  4. Cut the apple into half moon slices and cut them in half, to make a quarter size moon. Add them to the vinaigrette to coat and to keep them from turning brown.
  5. Arrange the potatoes and coated apples in a serving bowl, sprinkle with salt to taste. Scatter the pomegranate, sunflower seeds and jalapeno over the top. Dot with a little of the vinaigrette.
  6. Cover and chill at least a couple hours.
  7. Serve with extra vinaigrette on the side.
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6 months ago Betty Burner

I have to tell you that this salad has been my go to group function dish this fall and winter...It had place of honor at the neighborhood potluck,our Thanksgiving table, and nary an aril was left after the Superbowl party! Sorry to take so long to tell you how wonderful this dish is! Had lots of requests for the recipe!

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6 months ago lapadia

Thanks so much, BB, am happy to hear back, any old time :)!

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almost 3 years ago sdebrango

Suzanne is a trusted source on General Cooking.

What a lovely salad that I totally missed. Great mix of textures, flavors etc...

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almost 3 years ago lapadia

Thanks, sdebrango, there are so many beautiful recipes out here, it is easy to miss one, I do it all the time. Hope you will try this sometime! :)

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almost 3 years ago lapadia

note: oops wasn't able to edit the name (sp) = Marnier, before deadline :(

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almost 3 years ago lapadia

Edited and revised 10-8

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almost 3 years ago boulangere

Cynthia is a trusted source on Bread/Baking.

Ooooh.

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almost 3 years ago lapadia

La, la! :) Thanks, B!

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about 3 years ago wssmom

You had me at Grand Mariner....

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about 3 years ago lapadia

LOL....thanks, wssmom! :)

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about 3 years ago boulangere

Cynthia is a trusted source on Bread/Baking.

Yes, me too!

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about 3 years ago lapadia

Okay then, boulangere! :) Have a great & relaxing weekend!

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about 3 years ago lapadia

** recipe has been revised since it was first posted

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over 3 years ago gingerroot

Love the contrast of sweet and spicy flavors here, as well as textures. Saving and hope to try soon.

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about 3 years ago lapadia

Hi gr! I just revised this recipe a bit and just noticed I didn't see your comment...a while back. OOPS, don't know how that happened, except for there was a time when, for some reason I wasn't getting my F52 email notifications. Anyway, thanks... :)