Warm Salad with Sweet Potato and Honey-Maple Vinaigrette

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Roasted Sweet Potato is a wonderful adding to salads. Accomplished with Maple Syrup and Honey it becomes the base of the dish, which will not disappoint you!

Warm Salad with Sweet Potato and Honey-Maple Vinaigrette

Total Time to make 8 servings – 50 min.

Preparing: 10 min. + Baking: 40 min.

Ingredients

  • peeled and cut sweet potatoes: 2 pounds (6-7 cups)
  • olive oil: 5 tablespoons
  • cider vinegar: 3 tablespoons
  • honey: 2 tablespoons
  • Viking Farms Maple Syrup: 2 tablespoons
  • minced garlic clove: 1 small
  • Dijon mustard: 1/2 teaspoon
  • fresh baby spinach: 1 package (6 ounces)
  • 1 apple (chopped)
  • pecans (toasted and chopped): 1/2 cup
  • blue cheese (crumbled): 1/2 cup
  • salt, pepper

Instructions

Turn on the oven and preheat it to 400°. While the oven is heating, prepare cubes of Sweet Potato and place them in a greased 15x10x1-in. baking pan. Toss with oil (2 tablespoons). When the temperature is high enough, roast the potato about 40 minutes, it should get tender.

While waiting, whisk vinegar, maple syrup, honey, mustard, garlic, salt, pepper and remaining oil in a small bowl, until blended.

When potatoes are ready, transfer them to a large bowl to cool slightly. Then, while Sweet Potato is still warm, add in the chopped apple, pecans, and spinach. If you want, pecans can be replaced with walnuts or pine nuts.

Toss the salad with prepared vinaigrette. Put cheese on the top.

Better to serve immediately while it remains warm!

If you want this salad to be more hearty – add any fried poultry you prefer! In this case it can be served as a main course.

There is enough salad to feed all your family or friends and keep them warm! It is a perfect autumn meal, rich in taste and vitamins!

Useful VermontMapleSyrup tips to make your Salad Dressings, Dips and Sauces even tastier!

• Viking Farms Maple goes a long way in dressings, dips and sauces;
• Use 1 tbsp for 2 cups of salad dressing and more to taste;
• Viking Farms Maple is a perfect pairing with balsamic, apple cider and red wine vinegar, herbs (sage rosemary, thyme, basil, parsley), olive oil, fruit purees and chili spices;
• Use 1 tbsp for 1 cup of dip or sauce;
• Great in cheese, onion, cream and spicy dips!

More advanced ways of using Viking Farms Maple Syrup with Vegetables!

• Use Viking Farms Maple Amber Color and Rich Taste Syrup for most vegetables: maple glazed carrots or beets, maple roasted acorn squash, maple bread and butter pickles;
• Use ½ cup of Viking Farms Maple for every 2 cups of vegetables for glazing;
• Use Viking Farms Maple Dark Color and Robust Taste Syrup for bitter vegetables like maple glazed or roasted brussels sprouts;
• Use Viking Farms Maple Dark Color and Robust Taste Syrup for butternut squash or French onion soup!

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