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Smokey BBQ Sweet Potato Salad

1st Place
NC State Fair Tailgate Recipe Contest
Beth Matheson
Raleigh, NC

Smokey BBQ Sweet Potato Salad

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs. sweet potatoes cut into 1 inch cubes
  • 1-3 tablespoons olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • ¼ cup diced red onion
  • ¼ cup chopped celery
  • 1/8 cup chopped cilantro
  • 1 jalapeño diced

Dressing:

  • 6 oz. plain Greek yogurt
  • 4 tablespoons BBQ sauce
  • ¼ cup mayonnaise
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • Juice of half a lime

Directions

  1. Toss cubed sweet potatoes with olive oil, salt and pepper and spread on a large sheet pan
  2. Roast at 425 for 10-15 minutes, rotate and toss, continue roasting for another 15-20 minutes
  3. Remove from oven and cool
  4. Toss roasted sweet potatoes with dressing
  5. Garnish with chopped bacon, green onion and a sprinkle of chopped cilantro

Recipe analyzed for 10 servings: