Whole30 Sweet Potato and Avocado Salad


The sweetness of the sweet potatoes, the creaminess of the avocado, and the fresh taste of the tomatoes, cilantro, and lime make this Whole30 sweet potato and avocado salad a great option for a side dish or a light lunch.

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Whole30 Sweet Potato and Avocado Salad

I have a deep love for sweet potatoes. It probably comes from my dad’s love for these yummy root vegetables.

Growing up, my parents would prepare camote (as they are called in Spanish) in a deliciously sweet, heavy syrup made with piloncillo. I remember eating them as a treat growing up, and learning to mix a little bit of milk in them to make them creamy and a little less sweet.

As much as I’d love to share with you the recipe for that delightful dessert, today I will be sharing a healthier way to prepare these tasty vegetables. (If you’d like though I definitely will share my parents’ version in the near future.)

As an adult, I have discovered so many different ways to prepare sweet potatoes. Today’s recipe for Whole30 sweet potato and avocado salad is one of them.

This dish is loaded with roasted sweet potatoes and avocados which complement each other very well. Another surprising ingredient that goes so well with the sweet potatoes is lime juice. I had never had sweet potatoes with lime before, and and I was definitely missing out.

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There are only a couple other ingredients that round out this scrumptious salad, making it quite simple. So let’s get to the steps on how to make this Whole30 sweet potato and avocado salad.

Whole30 Sweet Potato and Avocado Salad

To start, you will need to roast two medium sweet potatoes. I love having a bunch of roasted sweet potatoes ready to use in the fridge. To roast them, here is what I do.

Begin by preheating the oven to 400 degrees. Then, cut the sweet potatoes lengthwise down the middle. Brush the cut sides with some olive oil or coconut oil.

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Place the potatoes cut side down on a rimmed cookie sheet and bake for about 30 minutes. Because you will be cutting the sweet potatoes into pieces for this recipe, do not let the potatoes get too soft or mushy.

However, for mashed sweet potatoes or to just eat them with a little bit of butter, you can bake them for about 35 minutes to get all the way soft.

Set the potatoes aside to cool.

Now that the lengthiest part is out of the way, let’s get to the salad.

First, dice two avocados into bite-sized pieces. Then, cut a pound of cherry tomatoes into halves.

Next, chop up about 1/4 cup of fresh cilantro. Finally, peel and dice the sweet potatoes.

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Mix everything together in a large bowl. Then, squeeze the juice of two limes over everything and toss.

Season the salad with a little bit of salt and pepper and that’s it.

This makes a great side dish, but I enjoy it by itself as a nice light lunch too.

For some added protein and if you are not on the Whole30, add a can of rinsed black beans. This adds some extra earthiness and is still just as good.

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If you are interested in another Whole30 side dish, click here for a Simple and Healthy Lime Coleslaw recipe.

Are there any different ways you like to prepare sweet potatoes? I’d love to know in the comments below.

{Did you know sweet potatoes are packed with lots of great nutrients? For more information on the health benefits of the sweet potato, check out this great article.}

Whole30 Sweet Potato and Avocado Salad

Roasted sweet potatoes, creamy avocados, and fresh tomatoes, cilantro, and lime make this Whole30 sweet potato and avocado salad a great option for a side dish or a light lunch.

Author Gemma from Everyday Latina

Ingredients

  • 2 medium sweet potatoes
  • 2 medium avocados
  • 1 lb cherry tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup cilantro
  • 2 limes
  • 1 tbsp olive oil or coconut oil
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

Roast Sweet Potatoes

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

  2. Cut the sweet potatoes lengthwise down the middle. Brush the cut side with olive oil or coconut oil.

  3. Place the potatoes cut side down on a rimmed cookie sheet and bake for about 30 minutes, or until just soft but not mushy.

  4. Set the potatoes aside to cool.

Salad

  1. Dice the two avocados into bite-sized pieces.  

  2. Cut the cherry tomatoes into halves.

  3. Next, chop the cilantro. 

  4. Peel and dice the sweet potatoes.

  5. Mix everything together in a large bowl. Then, squeeze the juice of the two limes over everything and toss together.

  6. Season the salad with a little bit of salt and pepper. 

  7. Serve as a side dish or as a light lunch.

Recipe Notes

For some added protein and if you are not on the Whole30, mix in a can of rinsed black beans.

6 Comments

  1. This looks so good! I have never thought about putting together sweet potatoes and avocados (two of my favorites!). I’m going to definitely try this! And to add lime juice is going to be a new experience for me too. I can’t wait! Thank you for sharing this!

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    1. everydaylatina Author

      I was surprised too, but all of these ingredients go great together. It tastes so fresh yet there’s a creaminess and sweetness from the sweet potatoes and avocado. Hope you like it!

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