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Roasted Sweet Potato Salad

Roasted Sweet Potato Salad

Roasted (actually lightly pan-fried) sweet potatoes really boost a basic green salad.  Easy to make and even better to eat, the sweetness of the sweet potatoes is a great contrast against a savory cilantro dressing.  Yum!

1 small sweet potato sliced into thin disks
1 tbsp of coconut oil
Dash of unrefined sea salt
2 to 3 cups of mixed salad greens
Cilantro Dressing (see recipe below)

In a large frying pan, over low to medium heat, warm half of the coconut oil and add the sweet potato disks in a single layer.
Cook until golden and flip.   Cook for another five minutes or until sweet potato disks are cooked through.  If necessary, cook additional sweet potato disks in another batch using the same instructions.

In a large bowl, toss the greens with Cilantro Dressing. Place greens in serving dishes, top with sweet potato disks and serve.


Cilantro Dressing
This is one of my favorite dressings.  It has a rich and unique flavor thanks to the cilantro.  But, the cilantro doesn’t just add flavor, it helps alkalize the body and binds to heavy metals like mercury to escort them out.  The garlic boosts liver function so it can better metabolize fats.  It takes only a couple of minutes to make so there are no excuses for relying on bottled dressings full of preservatives and sugar.

1 medium clove of garlic
1 handful of fresh cilantro
1/2 tsp of unrefined sea salt
1 lemon juiced
1/2 cup of olive oil

Place all ingredients in a small blender or blend with a hand blender.  Mix until blended.


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Adapted with permission from the upcoming book, 60 Seconds to Slim by Michelle Schoffro Cook, PhD.

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Michelle Schoffro Cook, MSc, RNCP, ROHP, DNM, PhD is an international best-selling and 17-time book author and board-certified doctor of natural medicine, whose works include: 60 Seconds to Slim, Weekend Wonder Detox, Healing Recipes, The Vitality Diet, Allergy-Proof, Arthritis-Proof, Total Body Detox, The Life Force Diet, The Ultimate pH Solution, The 4-Week Ultimate Body Detox Plan, and her new book The Probiotic Promise. Subscribe to her free e-magazine World's Healthiest News at to receive monthly health news, tips, recipes and more. Follow her on Twitter @mschoffrocook and Facebook.


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10:32AM PST on Feb 25, 2013

Yummy.Thanks for sharing

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7:49PM PST on Jan 13, 2013

Yum! Thanks.

3:59PM PST on Jan 5, 2013

I wonder if butternut squash could be adapted for this recipe. I somehow just don't care for sweet potatoes. I have tried a lot, but no go. Amazingly, I love butternut sqaush wonderfully.

3:18AM PST on Jan 4, 2013

Love sweet potato!

11:54PM PST on Dec 31, 2012

I love sweet potatoes, thank you.

12:32PM PST on Dec 31, 2012

this looks amazing! love the power of the sweet potato....

9:41AM PST on Dec 30, 2012

I LOVE sweet potatoes!

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