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.


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  1. Alexie

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

    (Loving your recipes since almost one year!)

  2. eLYSE from lifewithoutlemons.com

    Great video! Look super yummy too.

  3. Pamela

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

  4. 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!


  5. Jen

    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!

  6. Romy from thaimeupkitchen.com

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

  7. Ella from youtube.com

    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.

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

  9. Sonja from acouplecooks.com

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

  10. talitha

    Just made this for dinner! So tasty!

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