Since it’s about to be the 4th of July and backyard BBQ’s seem to be in full swing, it seemed like a good idea to share this paleo twist on a classic summer dish.
I love potato salad. I could eat it by the bucketful. For real. However, as much I love potato salad, it is not at all paleo compliant and I’m genuinely trying my best to stick to my guns and maintain my paleo habits. I feel so much better when I eat this way, so I can’t let something like traditional potato salad derail my efforts. Even if I desperately want to.
Necessity is the mother of invention as they say and during the summer, potato salad is an unquestionable necessity. So, I experimented with ingredients I know I can have and came up with this sweet potato salad. It is equally as good, if not better than it’s traditional predecessor. I can actually eat it without feeling guilty, or even worse, run down and sluggish. Bonus: It pairs marvelously with my Bacon & Ranch Chicken Kabobs!
Next time you sign up to bring a salad to a picnic, BBQ or potluck, bring this sweet potato salad, everyone will devour it and you get to be the hero who brings something healthy and yummy.
This sweet potato salad gets better the longer it sits, so go ahead and make it the night before or a few days before your big event to really give the flavors time to combine.
A quick side note, I used Greek yogurt in mine because I don’t have any issues with most dairy products, but if you are strict paleo or dairy free, you can use plain Greek cultured coconut milk. I have tried it both ways and didn’t notice a difference in flavor.