Here is a super easy post-workout single serving snack based on one of my favourite party hit appetizers! It’s delicious warm or cold and is really quick to make (oh bless thee, microwave). There are lots of great substitutes and additions you can use to switch it up too!
Single Serving Sweet Potato Salad
1 medium sweet potato
1/3 cup baby kale (or romaine lettuce as in these pics – I ran out of kale!) any green leaf really
2 tbsp pecans or walnuts (pumpkin seeds also work deliciously)
1tsp olive oil
1&1/2 tsp lime juice
1/2 tsp balsamic vinegar
Pinch of cumin & sea salt (optional)
1. Poke a bunch of holes in your sweet potato with a fork. Microwave for 2 minutes at a time until cooked to your desired softness (they take anywhere from 4 – 8 minutes usually, depending on size).
2. Mix together the oil, vinegar, lime juice, and spices. Seriously maple syrup instead of the vinegar is SO GOOD but pretend I didn’t say that
3. Chop the potato into cubes. Shred your leafy greens, crumble up your nuts/seeds, and toss together. Drizzle the dressing on and toss one more time.
4. Devour in the car along with whatever protein when you’re a sweaty panting mess… Or is that just me?
The “party” version obviously uses a lot more of everything, plus I usually use sautéed adult kale as the greens, substitute the balsamic vinegar for maple syrup, and add some grated Parmesan. Mmmmmm. Cheese.