Lemon Sweet Potato Salad
I have a secret, I’m not crazy about potatoes.
When I think about starches for a meal there is wheat, potatoes, rice and corn, not everyone sees corn as a starch, they see it as a vegetable, but your body processes it like a starch. Out of those four wheat is clearly the most versatile, it is the king of the starches, it can be used in so many ways and it gets hidden in a lot of foods as a thickening agent. So out of the less superior starches rice is my favorite because it is the next superior starch, you don’t see to many potato desserts out there do you?
But I digress, my point is, I don’t care for potatoes that much, expect in potato salad, that’s the best way to have potatoes in my opinion. So why not mix a few kinds of potatoes together to get an even better salad, thus my lemon sweet potato salad was born. The list of ingredients isn’t long, but it doesn’t need to be, the simplicity of this dish really lets everything shine through and be a key player. The potatoes are dressed with lots of lemon to brighten and cut the natural sweetness of the sweet potatoes, olive oil to carry the flavors of the parsley and sharp green onions to your tongue, fat is flavor my friend. This salad is good hot or cold but, I prefer to serve it at room temperature, make it first, do the rest of your meal prep and by the time you are ready to serve it’ll be just the right temperature.