Sweet Potato and Green Bean Salad

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 Stove top Sweet-Potato Salad

Ingredients

  1. 1/4 cup chopped scallions (greens and whites)
  2. 1/4 cup mango chutney (such as Major Grey)
  3. 1 1/2 tablespoons grapeseed or avocado oil
  4. 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  5. 1/2 teaspoon sea salt or a pinch of my Tuscan Herb Salt
  6. 1 roasted jalapeno pepper, minced (hot or not hot? Up to you test that little baby before putting it in)
  7. 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  8. 3 1/2 cups (3/4-inch) cubed, peeled sweet potato (about 1 1/2 pounds total)
  9. 1/4 pound green beans, trimmed and halved (about 1 cup)
  10. 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro

 Prep

  1. In a large saucepan, put potatoes then cover with filtered water, then bring to a boil. then reduce heat and simmer 11-13 minutes or until Just Barely tender, drain.
  2. While Potatoes are cooking, make your dressing by whisking together the first 7 ingredients. Then refrigerate tightly covered
  3. Cook the beans in boiling salted water 4 minutes until Just crisp-tender. Drain and rinse under cold water.
  4. Combine potatoes, beans, and cilantro in a medium bowl. Gently fold in the dressing to coat.
  5. Chill and serve or serve warm if you wish

Tip-If you check your beans and they are already a bit past firm, drain and place them in an ice water bath to stop the cooking process quickly. 

A little Food for Thought

Sweet Potatoes– Anthocyanin and other color-related pigments in the sweet potato are equally valuable for their anti-inflammatory health benefits. Scientists have found that these tubers play a key role in the reduction in inflammation-related health problems, including respiratory infections. Sweet potatoes are chart toppers in beta carotene, which protects against damaging free radicals. Further, beta carotene converts to vitamin A which is one of the key components of healthy skin. Keep in mind that your skin is part of your immune system; it is your first line of defense.  Last but by no means least, these little sweeties help your body develop resistance to infection when regularly consumed. Here is a delicious take on potato salad featuring, you guessed it, sweet potatoes.-Enjoy!

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