Monday, July 14, 2008

Fresh Summer Salad

I just made this Caribbean Sweet Potato Salad the other day and really liked it. It's very fresh tasting, and if you like sweet potatoes, this is for you!

1 large russet potato, peeled and quartered
1 large sweet potato, peeled and quartered
1 cup corn
1 teaspoon prepared Dijon-style mustard
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
3 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
1 clove garlic, minced
3 tablespoons canola oil
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 cucumber, halved lengthwise and chopped
1/2 red onion, thinly sliced
1/4 cup finely chopped peanuts

Place the Russet potato pieces into a large saucepan, and cover with salted water. Bring to a boil, turn the heat down, and simmer for 10 minutes. Add the sweet potato, and cook about 15 minutes more. Remove a piece of each potato, and cut it in half to see if it is cooked enough. Once the potatoes are tender, add corn kernels; cook another 30 seconds. Drain through a colander.

Fill the saucepan with cold water, and drop vegetables into water. Cool for 5 minutes, and drain.
In a large bowl, whisk together mustard, lime juice, cilantro, and garlic. Slowly whisk in oil. Mix in salt and black pepper.

Cut cooled potatoes into 1 inch cubes, and add to dressing along with cucumber, and red onion. Toss well. Serve at room temperature or chilled. Toss the peanuts in just before serving.



Erin said...

Looks good Em! Where did you get the recipe/idea? I love that you are an adventurer!

michellemybelle said...

Hello Fox in Sox!!

abbylucienne said...

You and your yummy salads...Thanks for sharing on Friday-you're the best roommate!

ke said...

I will attest to deliciousness. Thanks friend! ke