Spiralized Sweet Potato Salad

Spiralized sweet potato salad is a simple dish made with a healthier dressing compared to other salad dressing options. It’s easy to make, a great way to use up leftovers and can be served as a main course or as a side!

Spiralized sweet potato salad is a simple salad made with a healthier dressing compared to other salad dressing options. It's easy to make, a great way to use up leftovers and can be served as a main course or as a side!

This spiralized sweet potato salad is a really tasty alternative to pasta salads.

Using spiralized vegetables provides a tasty pasta alternative without the calories or carbs!

Spiralized sweet potato salad is a simple salad made with a healthier dressing compared to other salad dressing options. It's easy to make, a great way to use up leftovers and can be served as a main course or as a side!

Now don’t get me wrong folks I am not against pasta in any way! Why else would I create such delicious dishes as :-

Honey Mustard Turkey Pasta Salad

Tuna Macaroni Bake

or

Easy Pasta Arrabiata

It’s just that having pasta too often isn’t good for us.
Spiralized sweet potato salad is a simple salad made with a healthier dressing compared to other salad dressing options. It's easy to make, a great way to use up leftovers and can be served as a main course or as a side!

Having pasta once or twice a week is fine.

The carbohydrates provided from pasta are a vital source of energy.

It’s just like anything else when it comes to too much. Excessive overeating of pasta can make you fat (unless you’re burning it off by running a marathon every day! 😉 )

So, if you’re like Lynne and I and you really love your pasta and can’t do without it most nights, then spiralizing vegetables to provide a healthier lower calorie, low carb option is perfect!

Spiralized sweet potato salad is a simple salad made with a healthier dressing compared to other salad dressing options. It's easy to make, a great way to use up leftovers and can be served as a main course or as a side!

For the healthier dressing in this spiralized sweet potato salad recipe I’ve used my delicious yogurt based hollandaise sauce.

You can find that dressing in my popular healthy eggs benedict recipe.

That recipe makes plenty of sauce for the eggs benedict and some left over too, so this salad is perfect for using more of it up!

Spiralized sweet potato salad is a simple salad made with a healthier dressing compared to other salad dressing options. It's easy to make, a great way to use up leftovers and can be served as a main course or as a side!

This is an excellent versatile recipe!

I used salad ingredients I had left over in the fridge to make it a main course. It’s a perfect recipe for using ingredients like that up.

And, as I mentioned in the title it’s also a perfect recipe to use as a side going equally well with chicken / turkey dishes for example baked parmesan turkey escalopes.

What Olive Oil To Use For This Sweet Potato Salad?

It’s easy to get confused as to what kind of olive oil to use for salads or for cooking isn’t it?

For instance, in this recipe I only use a small amount of light olive oil to coat and then stir fry the sweet potatoes.

But what about if you were using olive for a salad dressing, what kind should you use?

Well, here’s a handy infographic from Jamie Oliver that tells you what kinds of olive oil are available and helps you choose which one is right!

Jamie

 

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Spiralized sweet potato salad is a simple salad made with a healthier dressing compared to other salad dressing options. It's easy to make, a great way to use up leftovers and can be served as a main course or as a side!
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Spiralized Sweet Potato Salad
Prep Time
25 mins
Cook Time
5 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 
Spiralized sweet potato salad is a simple salad using a healthier alternative sauce to mayonnaise based versions. Can be served as a main course or as a side.
Course: Lunch
Servings: 2 people
Calories: 373 kcal
Ingredients
  • 2 large sweet potatoes , peeled and spiralized
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 4 spring onions , finely sliced
  • 1 – 2 celery stalks , finely chopped
  • 1 small green pepper , chopped
  • 2 tomatoes , quartered
  • 8 tbsp hollandaise sauce*
  • Freshly ground salt and pepper
  • 2 tbsp coriander , finely chopped
Instructions
  1. Make healthy hollandaise sauce as per Healthy Eggs Benedict recipe.

  2. In a large bowl coat the spiralized sweet potato with the olive oil.
  3. Place a wok / frying pan over a medium heat, add the coated sweet potatoes and stir fry for 2 to 3 minutes until softened.
  4. Transfer the sweet potatoes back to the bowl and add the spring onions, celery, green pepper and tomatoes.
  5. Spoon in the hollandaise sauce, combine together well and season to taste.
  6. Serve with the coriander sprinkled over the top.
Recipe Notes

*You could use low fat mayonnaise

Nutrition Facts
Spiralized Sweet Potato Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 373 Calories from Fat 235
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 26.1g 40%
Saturated Fat 3.8g 19%
Cholesterol 11.4mg 4%
Sodium 270mg 11%
Total Carbohydrates 33.7g 11%
Dietary Fiber 9g 36%
Sugars 10g
Protein 4.6g 9%
Vitamin A 88%
Vitamin C 123%
Calcium 12%
Iron 14%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Spiralized sweet potato salad is a simple dish made with a healthier dressing compared to other salad dressing options. It’s easy to make, a great way to use up leftovers and can be served as a main course or as a side!

Next week folks I’m going to bring you two brand new recipes on Tuesday and Thursday.

Tuesday there will be a deliciously simple cheesy bacon pasta bake with green beans.

Thursday, if you love Empanadas (like me) but not the calories or fat, then I’ve got a healthier tomato basil mozzarella filo parcels recipe!

For you folks who love reading about and seeing all the pictures of Lady Lynne and I’s recent trip of a lifetime to San Francisco and Hawaii, our Pearl Harbor day trip will be up the week after!

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Spiralized sweet potato salad is a simple dish made with a healthier dressing compared to other salad dressing options. It's easy to make, a great way to use up leftovers and can be served as a main course or as a side!

Comments

  1. Perks up ears…
    Did someone say spiralized? Did someone say sweet potato ?
    I did an oil tasting of various types of oil last year at the NOW foods immersion event, and it was really eye opening!

    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      Spiralized sweet potato is just amazing isn’t it?

      I’m with you there that oil tasting is really eye opening. I’ve done a few of them myself and I’m really into olive oils that are naturally infused with say chilli or garlic or other flavours like that.

  2. You know, I really need to give spiralizing a shot. Believe it or not, I’ve never spiralized anything. And I’ve got a spiralizer in the drawer in the kitchen…somewhere. 🙂 I love, love, love pasta, and I seriously could probably eat pasta every.single.night! I’m digging the idea of frying up these sweet potatoes for a salad though. Sounds delicious, Neil! Hope you and Lynne have an awesome weekend!
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    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      Hi David, I often forget about kitchen gadgets that I’ve got lying about in my kitchen drawers!

      Some of my gadgets like my spiralizer are placed strategically around the kitchen and are visible on a daily basis to me, reminding me to use them.

      Then there’s all those attachments I bought for my Kitchenaid lying forgotten in drawers or at the back of cupboards…… lol

      Yep, I could certainly join you in eating pasta every night. In fact you might like what I’ve got coming up next on Tuesday!

      Hope you guys have a fun packed weekend too! 🙂

  3. Sweet potatoes are my main staple these days. I am obsessed with them. It’s all I wanna eat with my salmon, and I get really sad if it doesn’t make it on the menu for the day (which is very rare).
    I have never done the spiralized sweet potato though. And I have never cooked it in a skillet! Ha! So CLEARLY I need to branch out a little – and I think I need to with THIS recipe!
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    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      Doesn’t sweet potato go SO WELL with salmon GiGi?

      And talking of salmon, I haven’t had that in ages myself either!

      I’ve only just got and started using a skillet myself. The fact I’ve got one is adding a whole load of new recipe ideas into my already bulging recipe idea compartment. LOL

      Have a great weekend!

  4. OH WOW! I have been looking for a good alternative to pasta. This looks amazing and so delicious. I have got to try it.
    You have a great blog here, I really love the healthy , and scrumptious recipes you create. Thank you for showing us that there is life after cake and biscuits😊

    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      Hi Ashika, I’m so glad you like this! 🙂

      Spiralizing is such a great healthy (and quicker) way of getting your pasta fix and I highly recommend it.

      We eat plenty of spiralized veggies because we would so miss our cake and biscuits if we didn’t. Its all about the balance isn’t it? 😉

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