Monday, November 23, 2009

Nutty Sweet Potato Salad

Side Dishes
POINTS® Value: 3
Servings: 6
Preparation Time: 15 min
Cooking Time: 5 min
Level of Difficulty: Easy

Sweet potatoes aren't just for Thanksgiving anymore. We used them to put a spin on our potato salad, that all-American picnic side dish.

2 large sweet potato(es), peeled and cut into chunks (about 1 1/4 lbs)
3 Tbsp reduced-calorie mayonnaise
3 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
1/4 tsp five-spice powder
1/4 cup(s) chopped walnuts, toasted
1/2 cup(s) currants
1/8 tsp table salt, or to taste
1/8 tsp black pepper, or to taste

Steam sweet potato chunks until tender, about 5 minutes; cool to room temperature.

Whisk together mayonnaise, lemon juice and five-spice powder. Pour over sweet potatoes and toss gently.

Add walnuts and currants; toss. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Yields about 3/4 cup per serving.

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