Spicy Sweet Potato Pineapple Salad (Paleo, AIP, Whole30 & Vegan)

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spicy sweet potato salad

 

This spicy roasted sweet potato and pineapple side dish is so delicious! It’s Paleo, Whole30, AIP and makes for an interesting addition to your summer BBQ meal!

 

I created this recipe so that we would have a good transitional side dish to take us from season to season. This recipe for Roasted Sweet Potato and Pineapple Salad married my two favorite seasons: summer and fall! You can find the main ingredients year-round at any grocery store. I find this to be a budget-friendly Paleo side that goes a long way too!

 

WHAT YOU NEED FOR SPICY ROASTED SWEET POTATOES AND PINEAPPLE SALAD:

  • Sweet potatoes

  • Fresh pineapple

  • Cilantro

  • Fresh Ginger

  • Lime Juice

  • Chives

 

HOW TO MAKE IT:

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.

  2. On one baking sheet, toss sweet potatoes with lard and 1 teaspoon sea salt. Spread 3 cups pineapple out onto second baking sheet.

  3. Bake sweet potato and pineapple for 40 to 45 minutes, tossing halfway through. Remove from oven and let cool slightly while you make the dressing.

  4. In a food processor, combine remaining 1 cup pineapple, ginger, remaining ¼ teaspoon sea salt, ginger, lime, and fish sauce until smooth.

  5. Transfer sweet potatoes and pineapple to a serving bowl and toss with spicy pineapple dressing, cilantro, and chives. Serve warm or at room temperature.

 

LOOKING FOR OTHER EASY PALEO SIDE DISHES?

1. Toasted “Cous-Cous” with Pine Nuts & Raisins

2. Maple Mustard & Dill Glazed Carrots

3. Mediterranean Cauliflower Cous-Cous Salad

 

I made this recipe in conjunction with Autoimmune Wellness. This spicy roasted sweet potato side dish is compliant with the Autoimmune Protocol. If you love the recipe, you’ll definitely want to check out my print cookbook The Healing Kitchen! It features almost 200 allergy-friendly recipes specifically designed to support the health of those with autoimmune disease, inflammation or chronic illness.

 

GET THE FULL RECIPE HERE

 

spicy roasted sweet potato salad

 

Pina Colada Smoothie Bowl (Paleo, AIP)

pina colada smoothie bowl - paleo

 

I’m a little obsessed about vacations. I’ve been known to book them without talking to the person I plan on accompanying me. I booked our Hawaii vacation, for my birthday, on my birthday, after going for a swim last summer and coming up with that master plan in 15 minutes or less. Jumped on the computer, decided which island, which airbnb, and presto. Hawaii 3 weeks later! I also did that with our babymoon to Laguna Beach this year. My husband thinks I’m crazy, but I say “My money. My decision.”

 

I LOVE TRAVELING! Especially to places with beaches. We are aiming to be one of those cool couples who travels with their singular child, Ergo in tow, whipping out the breast in public for a quick snack, child whose first word is “leaf”. We’ll see what happens. I’m not banking on it. Our first real vacation after baby will probably be sans-baby for my husband’s 40th birthday in fall 2017. I want to take him to PNW for a week. I can barely leave my dog for 4 hours let alone a week, so I’m sure leaving my baby for that long will be a cruel form of self-torture at that point, but I do think it’s EXTREMELY important to keep the husband-wife relationship strong once you start a family. It’s so beneficial for the child to see parents who spend time together to keep the love alive. 

 

pina colada smoothie

 

None of this has anything to do with pina coladas. It did at first (vacations), then I got sidetracked as usual (ADD). Anyways, this is a must-make recipe for summer! Light, refreshing, quick, easy, hello!? Spend your time outside this summer with family & friends – not in the kitchen, PLEASE! You wouldn’t believe how much happier, healthier, and balanced you will feel with that change.

 

I have found the most healing & happiness while following the AIP by doing the above, not focusing excessively on the food. Once you have the food down pat and know what you can and cannot eat and get used to planning in advance, please return to enjoying your life as much as possible! And if that means making a quick breakfast or lunch smoothie before hitting the beach, pool, or lake, and then forgetting food exists for the next 5 hours, so be it! That’s how live should be lived!

 

Get the recipe for Pina Colada Smoothie Bowls!