No need for tons of fat in this sweet potato salad

06/24/2014 12:00 AM

08/08/2014 10:25 AM

Let’s talk potato salad. Everyone knows it’s good – there’s a reason it’s a summer perennial – but that doesn’t mean it’s good for you. Here’s a crafty version that swaps in sweet potatoes for the more traditional white potatoes and loses the standard recipe’s abundant mayonnaise in favor of a dressing high in flavor and low in fat.

White potatoes have plenty of nutritional value, but sweet potatoes – a good source of fiber that’s also high in calcium, folate, potassium and beta-carotene – have them beat. One caveat: steam your sweet potatoes just until they become tender. Overdo it and they’ll turn to mush.

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