Sweet Potato Avocado Salad (& video!)

sweet potato avocado salad / @loveandlemons

Check it out – a video! We recently partnered with the North Carolina Sweet Potato Commission to create videos about one of my favorite foods – the sweet potato. Here’s a recipe that will start to get you in the mood for fall, but is still light and fresh.

Below are a few of my favorite screenshots. Scroll down (or click the image above) for the video. Special thanks to Rightfrog Productions for the video work!

Roasted Sweet Potato Avocado Salad / @loveandlemons

Sweet Potato & Avocado Salad
Serves: serves 2 as a meal (3-ish as a side)
  • 1 large sweet potato
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • ½ teaspoon salt, divided
  • 1 teaspoon chile powder
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • 4 cups baby salad greens
  • ¼ cup cotila or feta cheese
  • ¼ cup toasted pepitas (pumpkin seeds)
  • ½ avocado, pitted, peeled and cubed
  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. Peel the sweet potato and cut into 1-inch cubes. Arrange on a baking sheet and drizzle with 1 tablespoon of the oil; sprinkle with ¼-teaspoon of the salt. Bake until golden brown, about 30 minutes, turning halfway through.
  3. Remove from oven, sprinkle with chile powder; allow to cool.
  4. In a small bowl, whisk the remaining oil, the lime juice, honey and remaining salt and the pepper.
  5. Place greens in a large bowl. Add cheese, pepitas, avocado and roasted sweet potato cubes.
  6. Pour the dressing over the salad; toss to coat. Serve immediately.

Video Production by: Christian Remde of Rightfrog Productions.
Typography overlays by: yours truly.
Commissioned by: the North Carolina Sweet Potato Commission.

If you make this, let us see! Tag your photo with #loveandlemons on Instagram.


  1. Tamara from saltofthehearth.com on said:

    Love this little video and I’ll be making this salad for dinner tonight – thanks for the recipe!! Tamara x

    • jeanine from loveandlemons.com on said:

      thanks! Hope you like!

  2. Ana from fluxiontour.com on said:

    Tasty can be easy obviously! I have to try out this one as my new lunch staple. And the video… Thumbs up! 🙂

    • jeanine from loveandlemons.com on said:

      thanks :). Hope you like it – this is a favorite go-to for me!

  3. I love your site and LOVE the video! What a great addition to the already beautiful post! Looks delicious 🙂

    • jeanine from loveandlemons.com on said:

      thanks Becky!

  4. Great video! Roasted sweet potatoes are something I can never get too much of. Love this! The slow motion in the video was so captivating!

    • jeanine from loveandlemons.com on said:

      Thanks – Christian is really talented 🙂

  5. Love this video! And love the salad too. Great transition salad from summer to fall!

  6. Terri Lynn Howard on said:

    Wow! I can’t wait to make this sweet tater recipe. Will make it for the lake this weekend!

  7. Cute, cute, cute! Sweet potatoes are definitely one of my faves, and are so versatile. I’m digging the Southwest flair. Your team did a great job on the video. Nice!

    • jeanine from loveandlemons.com on said:

      thanks Heidi!

  8. Gorgeous video – you should do more of those! And wonderful recipe…a salad I could eat every night!

    • jeanine from loveandlemons.com on said:

      Ha, we’ll see :). I eat a version of this salad pretty darn often!

  9. Emma from coconutandberries.com on said:

    What a beautifully filmed video! And of course sweet potato and avo are delicious together!

  10. ale from piloncilloyvainilla.com on said:

    Love the recipe and your kitchen!

  11. Beth from problem-freephilosophy.blogspot.com on said:

    LOVE the video! Would love to see more if that is possible. Great recipe – you look like a natural on camera!

    • jeanine from loveandlemons.com on said:

      thanks! Ha, I felt really super awkward actually – just clever editing 🙂

  12. Ahh I love this video, it’s so well done! And your kitchen is absolutely gorgeous too!

  13. Fiona on said:

    I loooooove this video!!!
    Please keep making videos 🙂
    You blog is Great!

  14. Great video, Jeanine! This salad sounds perfect (as do all of your salads), and the food is so well shot. Just goes to show that simple, real, whole ingredients are the most beautiful kind!

  15. Lisa on said:

    Excellent video…so well done!!
    Will report on results.

  16. Roxane on said:

    What is the serving size? Looks delicious.

    • jeanine from loveandlemons.com on said:

      2 – double if you need to serve more!

  17. Archana from theflavornook.com on said:

    Gorgeous video and recipe! I love the slow motion parts of the video. I adore the simplicity and variety of your recipes.

  18. I <3 <3 <3 the video. It's wonderful to see you in action. You are so pretty, btw 🙂
    I am going to make this salad very soon. What a lovely post 🙂

  19. This salad looks absolutely amazing! And what a beautiful video!

  20. Awesome video and I love the superfoods at work in this salad! 🙂

  21. talitha on said:

    Just made this for dinner! So tasty!

  22. Sonja from acouplecooks.com on said:

    Love this video, friend! Hooray for sweet potatoes! 🙂

  23. stephanie from iamafoodblog.com on said:

    LOVED this video Jeanine! Totally fall friendly with a little bit of late summer freshness. 😀

  24. Ella from youtube.com on said:

    Oh my gosh, what a gorgeous video! You ROCKED that, girl! Super, super impressed. The salad looks wonderful (let’s be real, anything with sweet potatoes in it looks wonderful to me!) and I’m so excited for any videos you might still have in the works.

  25. Romy from thaimeupkitchen.com on said:

    Healthily combines two of my favourite ingredients. Thank you and love that kitchen!

  26. Teffy Perk from teffyperk.com on said:

    Mmmnm that looks so so delicious!
    I love sweet potato, love avocado, and love spice. It’s like this was made for me!!

    {Teffy’s Perks} X

  27. Jen on said:

    I made this last night and proceeded to eat 1.5 of the 2 servings all by myself because it was so good! Thank you for this delicious, healthy recipe!

  28. I’ve already added sweet potato’s to my grocery list for next week, but didn’t know what to do with them yet. Now I don’t have to look further, haha 🙂 Thanks!


  29. Pamela on said:

    The video was great….thanks for a new way to use sweet-potato.
    Have a great rest of your summer.

  30. eLYSE from lifewithoutlemons.com on said:

    Great video! Look super yummy too.

  31. Alexie on said:

    Awesome video! It looks so delicious. Which fonts are you using for the typography overlays?

    (Loving your recipes since almost one year!)

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