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. 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 🙂

  2. Archana from theflavornook.com

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

  3. Roxane

    What is the serving size? Looks delicious.

    • jeanine

      2 – double if you need to serve more!

  4. Lisa

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

  5. 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!

  6. Fiona

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

  7. Beth from problem-freephilosophy.blogspot.com

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

    • jeanine

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

  8. ale from piloncilloyvainilla.com

    Love the recipe and your kitchen!

  9. Emma from coconutandberries.com

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

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

    • jeanine

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

  11. 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!

  12. Terri Lynn Howard

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

  13. 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

      Thanks – Christian is really talented 🙂

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

  15. Ana from fluxiontour.com

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

    • jeanine

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

  16. Tamara from saltofthehearth.com

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

    • jeanine

      thanks! Hope you like!

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We love to eat, travel, cook, and eat some more! We create & photograph vegetarian recipes from our home in Chicago, while our shiba pups eat the kale stems that fall on the kitchen floor.