Saturday, January 29, 2011
I have never liked potato salad. I think it's because it always had eggs in it, and I get freaked out by eggs on their own. Except for that one time.
So I always hated potato salad. But not just because of the eggs. I didn't like it even when I'd make it without eggs. So I just never ate it or thought much about potato salad.
While I was home for Christmas, my Dad bought a sweet potato salad. With kale. Two of my favorite ingredients, right there. So I thought i'd at least try it. And I fell in love with it. So I made my own version when I got home.
And it's delicious.
3 tbsp veganaise (or mayonaise/miracle whip)
1 tbsp white vinegar
2 tsp mrs dash seasoning
salt and pepper
1 sweet potato, baked and cooled
3 handfuls of kale, chopped
1/4 cup dried cranberries and pecans
3-4 green onions, chopped
Assemble the dressing. (Put all the ingredients in a bowl and stir!) Add the green onions.
Wash the kale and place in a pot with an inch of water over medium heat. Cover, and let it wilt a bit. When it's slightly tender, rinse under cold water and dry. (A salad spinner works wonders here.)
Peel and dice the sweet potato, and chop the pecans. Assemble the potato, cranberries, kale, and pecans with the dressing. This can be eaten right away, but things only get better if you let it sit in the fridge for a bit.