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Sweet Potato & Egg Salad

Sweet Potato & Egg Salad

Sweet Potato & Egg Salad

It feels like it’s been a long time since I’ve posted a new recipe.  Spring and summer arrived and I have two young men working with me on our acre so I’ve been been trying to work alongside them when they’re here.

After dinner, exhaustion sets in.  I’m not a spring chicken anymore and this yard work takes a toll on this body.  Bleh.

Come early July most of the yard work will be completed so I’ll have more time to focus on less physically strenuous things.

However, here’s a new recipe for you.  (clap, clap, clap)

I wanted to call this paleo recipe Sweet Potato Salad.  Then I thought, no, let’s call it Egg Salad.

Considering all my options, I decided to combine the two and let both the potatoes and the eggs get their credit ~ Paleo Sweet Potato & Egg Salad.  Whew!  Such hard decisions we have to make.

Making this was a no-brainer as I needed something to go with my baked chicken wings and potato salads are always good with chicken wings.

I first hard boiled 6 eggs.  Do you have a special set time you use to hard boil  your eggs?  I use 7 minutes exactly.  And that’s from when the water starts to boil.

Hard Boil Eggs

Hard Boil Eggs

Next I had to find some white sweet potatoes and I was fortunate that I had two in the cupboard.  They looked a little … well, I wasn’t sure they were alive.  (haha)  They looked sad but they worked.

White Sweet Potatoes

White Sweet Potatoes

I peeled these potatoes making sure I cut off any parts that looked “too sad” to use.

Peel the potatoes

Peel the potatoes

Then I cut them into small bite-sized pieces.

Cut into bite-sized pieces

Cut into bite-sized pieces

Next I boiled them until they were firm but tender.  Hmmm … are you confused about what that means?  I used to be but not anymore.  Really all you’re looking for is boiling them until they are a tad soft (yet cooked).  You don’t want them to fall apart in your recipe.

I used a pot that was a little too big for the amount of potatoes I had so I made sure I didn’t use too much water ~ just enough to cover the potatoes.

Boil Potatoes

Boil Potatoes

Next I decided to use some carrots in my salad ~ just to be different.  I took a half carrot, peeled it, sliced it thinly then cut it into 1 inch or so pieces.

Peel and Slice Carrots

Peel and Slice Carrots

Then you’re basically putting everything together once you have the prep work done.

One last note though ~ I use a homemade mayonnaise recipe (click here) but I substitute olive oil instead of the canola oil.

Ready to see the recipe?

Sweet Potato & Egg Salad

3-4

Serving Size: 3-5

Sweet Potato & Egg Salad

Sweet Potato & Egg Salad

Ingredients

  • 6 hard boiled eggs
  • 2 medium white sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1/2 small carrot, sliced thin and cut into 1 inch pieces
  • Mustard (to taste)
  • Mayonnaise (homemade - see recipe but substitute olive oil for the canola oil ~ http://www.mikekostyo.com/blog/2013/2/25/homemade-mayonnaise-chicken-salad.html)
  • Salt (to taste)
  • Pepper (to taste)

Instructions

  1. Boil the 6 eggs until they are hard (on my electric stove it takes approximately 7 minutes to get them hard boiled).
  2. Boil the sweet potatoes until they are firm (you don't want them too soft) then allow them to cool for about 10 minutes.
  3. When the eggs are ready, peel them then slice them thinly.
  4. When the sweet potatoes are ready, drain the water then put them a medium sized bowl.
  5. Add the eggs and carrots to the bowl.
  6. Add the mayonnaise, mustard, salt and pepper then mix everything together.
  7. Taste to make sure it doesn't need more of any ingredient for your taste.
  8. Ahhhh ~ enjoy!
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