Mango Sweet Potato Salad with Honey!

by zesty on April 30, 2010 · 7 comments

Happy Friday!  I know you are going to have a hard time believing this but… Here is another healthy salad.  I am on a new lifestyle kick and loving it.  This week has marked one of my best eating weeks in my life.  I have been really concentrating on eating real foods and watching the types of snacks and foods I am eating throughout the day.  And guess what?  I have not had take out at all in the past 7 days!

For this salad I went a little on the wild side with some of the ingredients but the results were astounding.  I noticed that I had one sweet potato left in the fridge and I was craving it – but I was unsure how to incorporate it in the salad.

I had often slow roasted them in the oven in thin slices so I thought… hmmm that would be a great idea.  Then I was browsing around the blogosphere and noticed Carrots N’ Cake had a similar idea.  Hers looked great so I thought I would give it a try.

Here are the results.

Ingredients

  • Red leaf lettuce
  • Sliced mango
  • Carrots
  • Cucumbers
  • Roasted sweet potatoes
  • Cinnamon
  • Olive oil
  • Honey

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees and line baking sheet with parchment paper
  2. Slice sweet potatoes thinly and toss with olive oil and cinnamon and bake for 20 minutes.  Then turn sweet potatoes over and reduce heat to 200 degrees and continue baking until crispness is reached.
  3. Assemble lettuce, cucumber, carrot and mango.
  4. Top with sweet potato slices and drizzle with honey.
  5. ENJOY!

Zesty Tip: Initially baking the sweet potatoes at 400 degrees to brown them and begin to crisp them up is a great technique but be really careful they do not burn.  By lowering the temperature to 200 it removes some moisture and allows them to crisp without burning.

I hope you really like the salad as I was tickled pink with the flavor as I devoured the whole bowl full.

Can you ever eat too much salad? This is what I sometimes wonder.  Next week I think I am going to venture into adding some beans into my salad.  I am trying to eat more greens on a daily basis and cut down on my bread in take.  If I ever told you how much bread I consume on a daily basis ( all be it whole grain) you may go into cardiac arrest.

Alright  – I better head out and get some work done.  Have an amazing Friday and if you like the salad drop me a note.  I am always open for suggestions.  I will be back Monday with some writings, tips, and recipes on juicing.

Take care

zesty

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1 Danica

I LOVE Sweet Potatoes in my salad – I usually cut them in squares and roast them to make them croutons. I like the “chip” idea and pairing it with mango.

Happy Friday!

P.S. I still swear your Favicon was never there before ;)

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2 Jenn (Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog)

Oooh, exotic. :) No, I don’t think you can eat too much salad as long as you’re getting enough protein + healthy fats. Everyone should eat a salad a day! So good for you, and the creative possibilities are infinite.

Jenn

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3 Katherine

looks great! so well arranged in the delicious salad bowl
Katherine

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4 DailyChef

Good job on the new lifestyle kick! I’ve been trying to eat healthier too, and it can be challenging. Your recipe just made it a little bit easier!

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5 Marianne

Mangos are on sale this week at my store, and I have a sweet potato. I have a feeling this salad will be in my future. I bet some black beans would be an excellent protein addition, since they go so well with mango. Love the salad Zesty!

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6 Steve

Mangos are on sale this week at my store, and I have a sweet potato. I have a feeling this salad will be in my future. I bet some black beans would be an excellent protein addition, since they go so well with mango. Love the salad Zesty!

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