Roasted Sweet Potato Apple & Pecan Salad

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Looking for an easy recipe using fresh fall produce? Try this Roasted Sweet Potato Apple & Pecan Salad topped with a simple olive oil-maple syrup dressing. Vegan & gluten-free.

Sweet Potato Apple Pecan Salad

I never thought of sweet potatoes much as a kid, no I didn’t hate them, it’s just that I didn’t have an opinion about them. Actually in India, the only way sweet potatoes were eaten in my home at least was by roasting them on fire and then sprinkling some chaat masala, lemon juice and salt on top. I don’t remember eating them in any other way like in curries, salads etc. So for me they always remained one of those things that we snacked on sometimes. But I fell in love with sweet potatoes after I moved to States, there was just so much to do with them and I can’t have enough. One of my favorite way to eat them these days is in salads.

Some of my favorite fall favorites are apples, sweet potato, pecans and so I combined all those in this really refreshing fall salad! This Roasted Sweet Potato Apple & Pecan Salad has roasted sweet potatoes (obviously!) , sweet and juicy apples and Sahale Snacks Valdosta Pecans Glazed Mix! These aren’t just ordinary pecans, these are roasted pecans with cranberries, orange zest and a pinch of black pepper. It’s so good you guys!

I found these Sahale Snacks Pecans Glazed Mix during my weekly trip to Target. These nut mix are kosher, Non-GMO and gluten-free certified and come in delicious flavors like Honey Almonds Glazed Mix, Naturally Pomegranate Flavored Pistachios Glazed Mix and Naturally Pomegranate Vanilla Flavored Cashews Glazed Mix. I can’t wait to try all of these wonderful flavors.

For this easy salad, I roasted some sweet potatoes in the oven and then tossed with fresh apples, arugula, pecans glazed mix and a simple dressing made of olive oil, vinegar and maple syrup. It was so simple and so good! This salad makes a perfect light lunch and doesn’t take much time to put together. The Sahale Snacks Pecans Glazed Mix add so much flavor to this salad, especially I loved the touch of orange and black pepper in these! These nuts aren’t only great for topping your salad but also great for snacking. I love eating them straight out of the bag.

This salad is perfect for those days when you want something quick for lunch (or dinner!). Right now the market is full of apples and this salad is a great way to use them. I also loved using arugula here but you may also use spinach or any other green of your choice in place.

 

Method

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or silicone mat. Toss diced sweet potatoes with 1 teaspoon olive oil and salt and bake at 425 F degrees for 15-20 minutes or until fork tender.

While sweet potatoes are in the oven, make the salad dressing by whisking together olive oil, rice vinegar, maple syrup, lime juice, salt and pepper.

In a large bowl toss together roasted sweet potatoes, sliced apples, arugula and Sahale Snacks Pecans Glazed Mix. Pour over the dressing and mix to combine.

You may chill the salad before serving. I personally like this salad chilled!

You can find Sahale Snacks in the nuts/cereal aisle at your local Target. Right now you can save 25% off on Sahale Snacks Nut Blends at Target by using the cartwheel offer. Don’t forget to avail the offer! Have you guys tried these nut mix and if yes which if your favorite flavor?


Roasted Sweet Potato Apple & Pecan Salad

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Serves: 2

Fresh fall salad with sweet potatoes, apple, pecans and arugula. Vegan & gluten-free.
Ingredients
  • 2 cups diced sweet potatoes
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 small apples (300 grams)
  • 4-5 oz arugula
  • ½ cup Sahale Snacks Pecans Glazed Mix
Dressing
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon rice vinegar
  • 1.5 tablespoon maple syrup
  • juice of 1 lime
  • salt, to taste
  • black pepper, to taste
Instructions
  1. Pre heat oven to 425 F degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or silicone mat.
  2. Toss diced sweet potatoes with 1 teaspoon olive oil and pinch of salt.
  3. Transfer to prepared baking sheet and bake the sweet potatoes at 425 F degrees for 15-20 minutes or until fork tender.
  4. While sweet potatoes are in the oven, make the salad dressing by whisking together olive oil, rice vinegar, maple syrup, lime juice, salt and pepper.
  5. In a large bowl toss together roasted sweet potatoes, sliced apples, arugula and Sahale Snacks Pecans Glazed Mix.
  6. Pour over the dressing and mix to combine.
  7. Chill the salad before serving.

Roasted Sweet Potato Apple & Pecan Salad

6 thoughts on “Roasted Sweet Potato Apple & Pecan Salad

  1. Woah, that nut mix sounds delicious! I haven’t seen that yet, but you better believe I’ll be scouting it out on my next Target run. And I love a good Fall salad…especially when it’s loaded with fun toppings. The roasted sweet potatoes + apples in this salad sound like one delicious combination! Thanks for the recipe, Manali! 🙂

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