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Warm Sweet Potato and Red Onion Salad

In Appetizers, Side Dishes on November 7, 2010 at 6:00 pm

This entry is dedicated to one of my best friends! Thanks Steph! She introduced me to one of her friend’s cooking sites, and I discovered this SUPER YUMMY dish!

I should note here that Steph’s friend is from Australia, so this recipe needed to be tweaked a little, and by tweaked I mean Celsius had to be converted to Fahrenheit, and kilograms had to be converted to pounds, but here’s my take on the original recipe for Warm Sweet Potato and Red Onion Salad.

Let’s start with the ingredients list:

I started by peeling 4 large sweet potatoes (about 4 pounds), then I sliced them into bite-size cubes.

Peeled Sweet Potatoes

Then I placed the sweet potatoes into a large pot, covered with water, and boiled until the sweet potatoes were just soft.

Boiling Potatoes

While the sweet potatoes cooked, I cut the red onions into thick wedges, and placed them into a large mixing bowl. I then covered them with 2 tbsp. of balsamic vinegar and 2 tbsp. of olive oil, and mixed them.

Red Onions

Once the sweet potatoes were slightly soft I drained the water and added them to the red onion in the large mixing bowl. I them poured another 2 tbsp. of olive oil and 2 tbsp. of balsamic vinegar over the sweet potatoes and thoroughly mixed the red onions, sweet potatoes, balsamic vinegar, and olive oil.

Ready for the Oven

Then it was into a baking pan for the mixture and baked it at 375°F for 35 minutes, or until the sweet potatoes were golden brown.

Just out of the Oven

I then took the bag of mixed salad, poured it out onto a large platter, and poured the sweet potato and red onion mixture over the salad leaves. Then I evenly drizzled 2 tbsp. of honey, and 2 tbsp. of balsamic vinegar over the entire salad. I then tossed the entire salad, as you would any salad, and then served while still warm.

Ready to Eat!

This was a completely delicious meal, that’s right, I said meal! I hadn’t intended it to stand alone, but there was so much of it, I made it into a meal for myself. There is enough to last me a few meals too, which I totally love. There’s nothing quite like being able to come home after a long day at work or school and just have to microwave a good meal. I intend on using this as a mid-afternoon, pre-turkey salad on Thanksgiving too, I just hope my family and friends LOVE it as much as I do.

Hope all you Foodies love it too!

Stay tuned for a classic Thanksgiving pie next!

In the meantime…

Bon Appetit!