Thursday, August 18, 2011

Curried Sweet Potato Salad

Now that we live in Ohio, I finally got to meet in person my wonderful blog-friend, Gina of The Candid RD! After being blog friends for so long, it was such a treat to be able to chat at length in person, all while walking around the beautiful Eaton mall in Columbus,

(A Williams-Sonoma treat... vanilla bean paste!!)

and of course shopping at Trader Joe's!

Gina is incredibly sweet, and brought me a remarkably thoughtful package of her famous granola and granola bars! Gina, you truly need to patent these and start selling them online, because they are beyond amazing!

Back home in Dayton this week, I had the fanciful idea of creating a dish in Gina's honor... :-)

I started with sweet potatoes, because I purchased them during our trip to Trader Joe's! Then I added Greek yogurt, which Gina and I both agreed is amazing... and finally, I knew I had to include walnuts, because Gina taught me how healthful they are! Thus, curried sweet potato salad found its beginnings...

As always, I'm thankful for the inspiration of friends!

Curried Sweet Potato Salad

4 medium russet or Yukon gold
potatoes, cut into 1-inch pieces
4 medium sweet potatoes, cut into 1-inch pieces
3/4 cup
plain fat free or 2% Greek yogurt (I used fat free, but I would imagine the salad would be even more amazing with the slight upgrade to 2% Greek yogurt)
2 teaspoons
curry powder
1 1/2 teaspoons
hot sauce (I used a chipotle hot sauce)
3/4 teaspoon
1/8 cup
minced chives
1/2 tsp celery seed

6 tablespoons
finely chopped walnuts

~ Place the potatoes in a medium saucepan; cover with cold water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer 10 minutes or until tender. Drain and cool.
~ Whisk together the yogurt, curry powder, hot sauce, salt, chives, and celery seed.
~ Fold the yogurt mixture into the potatoes.
~ Sprinkle with the walnuts, and serve chilled!


Gina; The Candid RD said...

YUM!!! This sounds so wonderful!! Actually, earlier this year I made a very similar recipe with sweet potatoes, Greek yogurt, red hot and cilantro. Mine had more of a hispanic twist, rather than Indian, but I LOVE the curry idea.

I'm glad you like the granola and granola bars. Now you see why I'm addicted?? I hope I can sell them one day! Thanks for the wonderful shout out :)

MelindaRD said...

So awesome that you guys got to meet up. How are you adjusting to life in the new area? I know how the whole relocating thing goes. Can you get on base easily or is it tough cause you aren't married yet. Ryan used to just sign me on. This dish looks awesome. Definitely something I would enjoy.