Sweet Potato, Apple and Spinach Salad

3.8
(26) 23 Reviews
Prep Time
30
min.
Total Time
30
min.
Servings

6 servings, 1-1/2 cups each

Sweet potatoes and chopped apples and pears give this yummy salad its sweet and savory appeal. Toss with baby spinach leaves for a colorful, tasty dish.

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  • Heat dressing in large skillet on medium heat. Add potatoes and onions; cook 10 min. or until tender, stirring occasionally.
  • Add fruit; cook 3 min., stirring frequently.
  • Toss with spinach in large bowl. Serve immediately.

How to Ripen Pears

Pears do not ripen well on the tree so they are picked when mature, but not yet ripe. To ripen fresh pears at home, place in paper bag, fold over the top of bag and store at room temperature. In 1 to 3 days, the pears should be ripe. To test for ripeness, apply gentle thumb pressure to the base of the stem. If the fruit yields slightly, the pear is ripe and juicy. Use immediately or refrigerate until ready to use.

Servings

  • 6 servings, 1-1/2 cups each

Healthy Living

  • Good source of vitamin A or C
  • Generally Nutritious
  • Diabetes Center

Diabetes Center

  • Carb Choices: 1-1/2 Carb Choice

Diet Exchange

  • 1/2 Starch
  • 1 Fruit
  • 1 Vegetable

Nutrition Bonus

This colorful salad is perfect for the fall. Not only are both the sweet potatoes and spinach rich in vitamin A, but the spinach is also a good source of vitamin C.

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 6 servings, 1-1/2 cups each
AMOUNT PER SERVING
Calories 130
% Daily Value
Total fat 2g
Saturated fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 200mg
Carbohydrate 24g
Dietary fiber 4g
Sugars 14g
Protein 3g
   
Vitamin A 160 %DV
Vitamin C 25 %DV
Calcium 8 %DV
Iron 8 %DV

* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.

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  • prenticb | Tue, Dec 21 2010 5:28 PM

    It definitely needs something--bleu cheese, nuts, ham? The sweet potato/onion/fruit mixture could really be a side dish on its own, but we didn't care for it atop spinach.

  • mommakg | Mon, Nov 8 2010 3:22 PM

    First off, when making this recipe, cooking the potatoes and onion in the dressing didn't work to soften the potatoes at all. All it did was goo up the dressing. I started over with new ingredients, but first softened the sweet potato by boiling it in water. I then drained the potatoes, added them with the onion to the heated dressing and continued the recipe from there. I didn't care for the salad being warm in the end. And it seemed like it was missing something, so I added some sliced almonds. This improved it quite a bit, but it's still just a fair recipe. NOT what I thought it'd be at all.

  • msbrewwi | Sun, Nov 29 2009 1:25 PM

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