Spicy and Sweet Potato Salad


Spicy and Sweet Potato Salad
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  • RUB:
  • 2 T. paprika
  • 2 T. kosher salt
  • 1 T. light brown sugar
  • 1 T. black pepper
  • 2 t. chipotle chile powder
  • 1 t. dry mustard
  • 1 t. dry cumin
  • Salad:
  • 2 lbs. yams, peeled and sliced into ¼” thick, then cut in half moon shapes
  • Olive oil
  • 6 slices hickory smoked bacon
  • ¾ c. Miracle whip or mayo
  • ¼ c. fresh cilantro or parsley leaves
  • 3 T. creole mustard
  • 1 T. adobo sauce from chipotle packed in adobo
  • Kosher salt, black pepper
  • 2 green onions, thinly sliced

  1. Mix all the ingredients for the rub and set aside.
  2. In large pot, place yams in cold water and bring to boil and cook until tender, about 10 minutes, do not overcook. Drain and place in large bowl.
  3. Drizzle with olive oil and toss with 2-3 T. of rub. Make sure all the yams are coated but don’t overdo.
  4. Cook bacon, drain and crumble.
  5. In a large bowl, whisk together the mayo, cilantro, mustard, adobo sauce, salt and pepper. Mix well. Season with salt and pepper.
  6. Toss in half of the bacon and all of the potatoes. Taste for seasoning.
  7. Garnish with remaining bacon and green onions.
  8. Store in refrigerator until ready to use.

*****The leftover rub can be used on meats and chicken.



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