OMG! Roasted Sweet Potato Salad with Cashews and Green Onions is my new favorite salad. Crunchy, delicious, tasty, delightful, sweet, healthy and nutritious. Okay! Here me out. I found this delicious salad on William-Sonoma.com, and the original recipe is made with pecans. And because I am not a huge fan of pecans in a salad, I started adding cashews instead of pecans, and I have found that it tastes much better; that’s my opinion. And by the way, why do we mostly see pecans and walnuts in salads? Why not cashews?
Roasted Sweet Potato Salad with Cashews and Green Onions will not only bring a smile to your tummy, but it will leave you wanting more. This is the perfect nourishing salad for Spring, or anytime you want to enjoy it.
A salad that is so healthy must be eaten with people you care for. I know it may sound bad, but it is the truth. Not everyone will appreciate how healthy you eat; not everyone will appreciate the care and love you put in your cooking, and not everyone will understand that certain ingredients are expensive and should not be wasted.
Ingredients such as Kale, a super green that is packed with nutrients that can help with heart disease, cancer, blood pressure and asthma should not be wasted. Kale also contains essential vitamins such as C, K and A, and minerals like copper, potassium, iron, manganese, and phosphorus. Kale can easily be incorporated into your daily diet. Add it to salads like this recipe, sandwiches, wraps, and juice. You can also consume it in stews as I often do, sautéed with fresh herbs, and in soups. You should not ignore this wonderful leafy vegetable as it may improve your health.
As far as sweet potato which is sometimes called yam, you are in for a treat with this wonderful salad. Many studies have suggested that increasing consumption of plant foods like sweet potatoes decreases the risk of obesity, diabetes, heart disease and overall mortality while promoting a healthy complexion, increased energy, and overall lower weight as stated on medicalnewstoday.com.
Have I convinced you enough to try this wonderful recipe? I hope I did. If you cannot find yellow potatoes, you can always buy the white potatoes, and it can be prepared the same way. I sometimes mix yam (yellow potatoes with white potatoes just because I like the color variations. And since I am not losing out on nutrients so why not.
As mentioned earlier, this recipe is from William-Sonoma, and I prefer it with cashews instead of pecans or even walnuts. The taste of the roasted cashews is so delectable that I don’t even need meat. The dressing, so simple and delicious, is a great addition to the cashews taste. This is an all-around great tasting Roasted Sweet Potato Salad with Cashews and Green Onions with no excuse not to enjoy.