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Grilled Sweet Potato Salad

Grilled Sweet Potato Salad

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Updated September 20, 2016

Sweet Potatoes

3

lb unpeeled orange-fleshed sweet potatoes

1/2

teaspoon red pepper flakes

Salad

1

tablespoon Dijon mustard

1/4

teaspoon ground black pepper

1

package (5 oz) baby kale leaves

8

slices prosciutto, julienned

1

oz Parmesan cheese, peeled into long strips with vegetable peeler (1/2 cup)

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  • 1

    Heat gas or charcoal grill. Cut sweet potatoes into 1-inch lengthwise wedges (8 to 12 per potato). In large microwavable bowl, mix sweet potatoes and water. Cover and microwave on High 14 to 16 minutes, stirring once, until just tender when pierced with knife. Carefully drain sweet potatoes; let stand 3 to 5 minutes or until cool enough to handle.

  • 2

    Brush sweet potato wedges with 2 tablespoons olive oil; sprinkle with 1/2 teaspoon salt and the red pepper flakes.

  • 3

    Place sweet potato slices on grill over medium heat. Cover grill; cook, in batches if necessary, 12 to 15 minutes, turning once, until tender and grill marks form. Transfer to cutting board; let stand 5 to 7 minutes or until cool enough to handle. Cut into bite-size (3/4-inch) pieces.

  • 4

    Meanwhile, in large bowl, mix 1/2 cup olive oil, the vinegar, mustard, 1/2 teaspoon salt and the black pepper. Add kale; toss to coat. Transfer to serving platter. Top with grilled sweet potatoes, prosciutto and cheese.

Expert Tips

  • Salad vinaigrette can be made a day in advance, covered and refrigerated. Beat with whisk before mixing with kale.
  • A flat, open spatula or “fish spatula” is helpful for turning tender vegetables like these sweet potato wedges. If you don’t have a fish spatula, tongs work well, but use a gentle touch.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
310
Calories from Fat
170
% Daily Value
Total Fat
19g
29%
Saturated Fat
3g
16%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
10mg
3%
Sodium
600mg
25%
Potassium
560mg
16%
Total Carbohydrate
28g
9%
Dietary Fiber
4g
18%
Sugars
7g
Protein
6g
Vitamin A
380%
380%
Vitamin C
20%
20%
Calcium
10%
10%
Iron
8%
8%
Exchanges:

1 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 3 1/2 Fat;

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.


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