Roasted Sweet Potato & Corn Salad
Summer has arrived and BBQs and get-togethers have come with it. Without a doubt, enjoying good company along with even better food is the best way to spend these long summer days, and this salad is the perfect side dish to accompany any picnic or party. Sweet potatoes, an underrated member of the tuber family during the summer months, paired with sweet grilled corn and salty feta cheese creates the perfect sweet and salty combo. The lemon vinaigrette garnish brings it all home. Fresh lemons are an essential summer flavor and the fresh dill gives the salad a pop of color.
4 large sweet potatoes
• 3 ears corn, shucked
• 2 ½ Tablespoons olive oil
• ¼ cup crumbled feta
• 1-2 Tablespoons fresh dill, roughly chopped
• 2 teaspoons sea salt
• ½ teaspoon freshly cracked black pepper.
1 small lemon, juiced
• 2 teaspoons champagne vinegar
• 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil or avocado oil
• sea salt & freshly cracked black pepper to taste
Preheat oven to 375* and charcoal or gas grill to medium heat.
Remove skins from sweet potatoes and cut into 1/3 inch cubes. In a medium bowl, combine cubed sweet potatoes, olive oil, salt, and pepper; toss until potatoes are well coated.
Transfer potatoes to a baking sheet and spread out into one layer. Roast for 35 minutes or until fork tender flipping the potatoes half way through for even color. Transfer to a clean bowl. (Placing under the broiler for 4-5 minutes can add extra color and flavor.)
Meanwhile, coat the corn with a little olive oil, and place directly on the grill. Cook until slightly charred on all sides. Remove corn from grill and cut kernels from the cob; add to potatoes. (This process can also be done on the stove using a cast iron griddle.)
Add the feta cheese and fresh dill to the potatoes and gently toss to combine.
Thoroughly whisk together the ingredients for the vinaigrettes and drizzle as much as desired on top of potatoes, tasting and adding more if needed. Adjust salt and pepper to salad and serve.
*Any favorite lemon vinaigrette recipe will do.
Post Written by Kayla V.