The No More Mallows Blogger Recipe Contest is in full swing, and I just want to say….Keep those recipe’s coming in, bloggers! I am always amazed to see how creative the contest entries are. But with an ingredient like sweet potatoes, it is hard not to be inspired. As I pointed out in the last post, our sassy sweets really do lend themselves to any recipe, and not just as a mere ingredient, but as the star! From Breakfast, to Dessert, this superfood can do it all. All while providing you with more antioxidants than you can poke a stick at. That’s probably why Health Writers at the Washington Post said they provide a health boost that can help prevent all sort of woes, including wrinkles. How’s that for awesome!
It’s easy to put together a delish dish, without breaking the bank on exotic ingredients. And you don’t have to be a master chef either. As a matter of fact, most cooks that I know would prefer to keep it simple in the kitchen. But that doesn’t mean that you have to sacrifice flavor. Take a look at this Sweet Potato Salad. It only takes a few minutes, but wow does it pack a lot of flavor…Pistachios add a little crunch, cherries add a hint of tartness to balance the natural sweetness of the main ingredient, spring greens add a hint of bitterness and a balsamic vinaigrette rounds everything out. But here’s the most important part – the sweet potatoes are allowed to shine. No syrupy sauce or gooey marshmallow topping needed here, thank you very much.
PS As a Southern Girl, I would be remiss if I didn’t tell you that toasted pecans work equally well in this dish. Have fun cooking and be sure to send in your creation, it might just be a winner!