Curried Sweet Potato and Cranberry Salad

I made this quick side dish about a week ago for a BBQ at a friend’s house. I was starting to get some mobility in my arms after my bike accident so I was feeling like showing off.

“Hey! Look at me! I can cut sweet potatoes with mah’ crippy ‘bows!”

That’s what I call them by the way. “Mah’ crippy ‘bows” sounds way more fun than “bilateral radial head fractures.”

Anyways, I’d definitely say side dishes are one of my specialties. I’m not super skilled with meat (that sounds weird) and I am by no means a precise baker. Side dishes can be quite simple to pull together and with a little creativity they can have a big impact. So, grab your sweet potatoes, dried cranberries, and curry and let’s get cooking! Whether you have crippy ‘bows or not.

Curried Sweet Potato and Cranberry Salad
Serves 4-6 as a side dish

Ingredients

2 pounds sweet potatoes
1/4 cup fat-free Greek yogurt
1/4 cup mayonnaise (I use an all-natural, low-fat kind)
2 tbsp. milk
1/4 cup dried cranberries
2 tbsp. minced chives (plus more for topping)
2 tbsp. minced parsley (plus more for topping)
1 tsp. curry powder
1/2 tsp. sea salt (plus more for boiling)
1/2 tsp. black pepper

1.) Peel the sweet potatoes and cut into one-inch (bite-size) chunks. Place the potatoes in a large pot and cover with water (an inch or so over the potatoes). Sprinkle a heavy pinch of salt in the pot. Cover and place on high heat. When they come to a boil, remove the lid and cook until tender. About 10-15 minutes.

2.) Drain the potatoes in a colander. If you’re a little rushed (like I was) rinse with cold water to cool. Set aside.

3.) Mix all the other ingredients together in a large mixing bowl. Fold in cooled potatoes.

4.) Top with additional herbs if you like and keep refrigerated. Serve cool.

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Salt = sodium = bad. Sweet = calories = bad. Well, isn't that just a bleak outlook. I firmly believe that without salt and without sweet we all just live in a world of lettuce. Plain lettuce. Fun? No. This blog is about life. Namely, my life. But, not that specific. I myself am simply not that interesting. I live an ordinary life, work an ordinary job and do ordinary things. But... life is all about experiencing that feeling you get when you really, really like something. If you don't feel a little warm in your heart when you walk into a farmer's market or try on a piece of beautiful clothing that fits you perfectly (that just so happens to be a great deal!) then you should probably keep on a' movin' from my little plot of internet. Sweeter salt is my metaphor for the good things in life, sprinkled over everything in moderation. Banana? Kinda boring. Banana smoothie - yum! White tank top? Yawn. Statement necklace layered over said tank - now we're talking! I live in Portland, Maine. I love cooking, eating out, riding my bike and approachable fashion. This blog does not chronicle my every waking moment. This is because you will probably not be entertained by the 10th day in a row that I eat the exact same salad for lunch. It does chronicle a healthy, active, fun-filled, colorful lifestyle, in Portland and beyond. It also covers dogs. Cute ones mostly.
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4 Responses to Curried Sweet Potato and Cranberry Salad

  1. kate. says:

    potatoes + curry = always a winner. and beautiful photo!

  2. I love sweet potato salads… this looks delicious!

  3. Ummm… so weird that my comment posted with an account that is NOT mine.

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