Red-Leaf Salad with Roasted Sweet Potatoes

Red-Leaf Salad with Roasted Sweet Potatoes is all things good wrapped up in a salad.  You have your roasted sweet potatoes and red onion, green beans and pepitas, all on a bed of red leaf lettuce and topped with a tangy yogurt dressing.  Sound good?  Umm..yeah, I thought so too!  Mike and I don’t typically put dressing on our salads, but the first thing that he commented about this dish was ‘how good is that dressing!’  The dressing has some zip, so a little goes a long way.  It goes perfectly with the sweetness of the roasted sweet potato and onion.  There are so many yummy vegetables in this dish, I would happily eat it every day of the week.

I made a couple changes of note from the original recipe.  First, I used nonfat Greek yogurt instead of low fat regular yogurt.  The Greek yogurt adds a nice little protein boost, and frankly is what I always have on hand.  I’m sure regular yogurt would work just fine.  The other change I made was using pepitas, in lieu of walnuts, due to my tree nut allergy.  Pepitas are always tasty and added a nice little crunch.  However if you are a walnut fan, I suspect they would also be quite delicious in this dish.  Frozen green beans worked really well, but I look forward to using fresh green beans when the season hits.

Mike and I were talking in terms of ‘next time we have this’…which tells me there will definitely be a next time.  This salad is a keeper!

Red-Leaf Salad with Roasted Sweet Potatoes
Yields: 4 servings
  • 3-4 cups sweet potato, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1 red onion, cut into 1-inch chunks
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Salt and Pepper
  • 10 ounces frozen cut green beans, thawed (or 1½ cups green beans, cut into 1-inch pieces)
  • ⅓ cup pepitas
  • ½ cup nonfat Greek yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 head (10 ounces) red leaf lettuce (or spinach or mixed greens)
  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Line rimmed baking sheet with foil.
  2. Place sweet potato and onion on baking sheet and toss with olive oil. Roast until sweet potatoes are tender, approximately 30 minutes. Add green beans and pepitas and roast another 5 minutes.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together yogurt, vinegar and garlic. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Place lettuce on bowl and top with sweet potato mixture. Drizzle dressing on as desired and serve.

Slightly adapted from Everyday Food Light


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  1. This sounds fantastic – love the roasted sweet potatoes in this! The yogurt dressing seems like a very interesting pairing – definitely would go for a large plate of this 🙂

  2. Beautiful salad you have here, and that dressing sounds delicious and healthy. Tasty!

  3. I first tried red (oak) leaf lettuce last winter in NC! So lovely and delicate! What a great idea to pair with sweet potato!

  4. This looks so delightful! I LOVE roasted sweet potatoes but never thought to put them on a salad…I’ve got to try this. We love making our own dressings too and never buy bottled. I’ll give this one a try on our next salad night!

  5. I wish I could dive into this right now!!!!!! gorgeous!

  6. Lately I’ve been draining non-fat plain yogurt in a sieve overmight; it thickens wonderfully, just like Greek yogurt and way cheaper. Wonderful recipe. A definite “try” for me.

  7. sweet potatoes are my favorite and yours look perfectly tender and roasted! i want… 😉

  8. I love roasted sweet potatoes! You paired them with some great veggies here. Thank you for sharing!

  9. Beautiful, colorful and delicious salad! Perfect with any meal~

  10. i love sweet potatoes! i usually like them fried, but this looks good too! 😉

  11. Oh, this looks delicious! You know I LOVE a good salad…and this is a good salad!

  12. What a colorful salad! I love that you put sweet potatoes on them – very unexpected!

  13. I love your salad.. pretty, delicious and I have to make it asap! Thank you for sharing and have a lovely day!!

  14. Mmm… Roasted sweet potatoes… That’s it, I’m done… Me + this salad = heaven!

  15. Mmm… This sounds fabulous. Love the idea of roasted sweet potatoes in my salad.

  16. I love sweet potato. And the combination of sweet potato and yogurt will make it even better. Thanks for the recipe. I was thinking to replace yogurt with mayonnaise 🙂