I have really been wanting to do the whole spiralized veggie thing just to see what all the hype is about. I mean – I love noodles, but not the calories so making veggie noodles should be right up my alley, right? Well, for someone as crazy about calories as I am, it sure has taken me forever to try this craze out. I even actually bought a spiralizer about 6 months ago with the intention of making veg noodles, but I was just too lazy and it never happened. Well – here is my vegan and gluten-free take on Spiralized Sweet Potato Salad.
And this recipe is also a play on words! I mean, it’s not like I could name it Sweet Sweet Potato Salad or something. Because this is really a sweet, sweet potato salad. Not only have I been wanting to try out my spiralizer, I have also been wanting to make a sweet potato salad with sweetness. Well thank you to the monthly challenge from The Recipe Redux, because this months recipe idea is all things spirazlized into ribbons, strands, noodles, or cutouts! I couldn’t just do a plain ole veggie pasta – it’s just not in me to plain ole, or boring. I’m too loud to be that. So I decided to try potatoes. And not fries, because then I’d want to fry them and no. This dish is meant to be less calories, hence the point of spiralizing (to me at least). So I decided on potato salad. Now the best, all-time-favorite potato salad ever is my moms. Oh man, still warm potatoes and mayo? Nothing better, but hers is always awesome and my dad and I try to eat it all before the potlucks she makes it for. So I needed to do something totally different, and a sweet salad full of sweet potatoes and cinnamon? Yum.
I find it crazy how much one mediumish sweet potato spiralizes into! It made as much as the two small apples, which you would not have gotten if you’d just sliced it thin or chunked it up. And it took longer to (figure how to) spiralize the potato and apples then to actually make the entire thing. Way better than boiling and peeling potatoes! Start by spiralizing the sweet potato then tossing in a pan with some water to steam it. By the time you’re done with the apples your potatoes will be done. Sprinkle a little cinnamon over the potatoes then add the apples and turn the burner off. Mix it up to lightly cook the apple strands. Mix up the saucy goodness then mix everything with peanuts and dried cranberries. Eat and enjoy!
Spiralized Sweet Potato Salad,
1 Large Sweet Potato, washed
1/3 C Water
2 Small Apples, washed
1 1/2 Tsp Cinnamon
1/4 C Jif Peanut Powder
1 Tbsp Maple Syrup
1 Cntr So Delicious Dairy Free Vanilla Yogurt
1/4 C Raw Peanuts
1/4 C Dried Cranberries
1. Wash and cut off bad parts on the potato.
2. Carefully spiralize the potato then dump into a large sauté pan with water. Keep heat on medium and let potatoes steam until water is gone, while doing the apples.
3. Wash then carefully spiralize the apples. Pick out the apple seeds and core pieces and throw away.
4. Turn off burner then sprinkle 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon over the potatoes and add the apples. Mix and combine the potatoes and apples.
5. In a small bowl mix the yogurt, rest of the cinnamon, syrup and peanut powder and mix well.
6. Pour the sauce over the apples and potatoes and dump in the peanuts and dried cranberries and mix well to coat everything.
7. Portion out and enjoy!