I love sweet potatoes, they have amazing flavor and texture and are so versatile. From dinner to dessert there isn't much that a sweet potato can't do! Because I eat them so much, I'm always on the lookout for a new way to add flavor to my sweet potato game.
I created this bacon and feta sweet potato salad to use with my meal prep as a side for my proteins for lunch or dinner. Bacon, pecans, cranberries and feta all come together to create a delicious sweet and salty flavor profile that is deeply satisfying! I swear that this salad gets better the longer it sits in your fridge. With just a handful of ingredients you can whip up a delicious and filling side salad that goes perfectly with any protein you can think of!
Bacon and Feta Sweet Potato Salad
Makes 4 servings
- 3 large sweet potatoes, peeled and diced
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 12 ounces (about 10 strips) bacon, cooked crisp and chopped
- 1/2 cup dried cranberries
- 1/2 cup feta cheese
- 1/4 cup chopped pecans
- 1 tablespoon chopped flat-leaf parsley
- 2 tablespoons reduced balsamic vinegar
Preheat oven to 400 degrees, line a baking sheet with foil. Toss the sweet potatoes with olive oil and spread onto prepared baking sheet. Roast for about 20 minutes, or until tender; allow to cool slightly.
In a large bowl, add the roasted sweet potatoes, chopped bacon, cranberries, feta, pecans, parsley and vinegar. Stir to combine.