Warm Kumara Salad

    40 minutes

    This kumara salad is hearty enough for a main dish but is not loaded with sugar or butter. The bacon, mustard and vinegar give it a a nice tang and the mayonnaise rounds out the flavour.

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    Serves: 12 

    • 6 large sweet potatoes, peeled and diced
    • 4 large potatoes, peeled and diced
    • 2 rashers lean bacon
    • 1 tablespoon olive oil
    • 1/2 cup (125ml) light mayonnaise
    • 1/4 cup (60g) dijon mustard
    • 1/3 cup (85ml) balsamic vinegar
    • 1 teaspoon turmeric
    • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh chives
    • dash salt and pepper
    • 2 green onions, finely chopped
    • 1 red onion, finely chopped

    Preparation:20min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:40min 

    1. Boil the cubes of sweet potato and potato in a pot for 15-20 minutes or until soft but not mushy, then drain in a colander and let cool slightly. In the meantime, fry the bacon in a small frypan with the oil, drain on paper, then chop into bite sized pieces when cool.
    2. In a small bowl, mix together the mayonnaise, mustard, vinegar, turmeric, chives, salt and pepper. Transfer to a large bowl and mix in bacon bits, spring onion and red onion. Add the potato and sweet potato to the mayonnaise mixture.
    3. Garnish with extra chives and spring onion if desired.

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    Altered ingredient amounts. I used 3 large sweet potatoes, no turmeric, and no green onions. This is a delightful tasting salad! It went over well in a salad buffet spread!  -  29 Sep 2009


    Delicious. I halved the recipe but not the amt. of bacon. I would even add a bit more. Also, I would use medium sweet potatoes rather than lg. as well as med. white potatoes. I would definitely make it again.  -  27 Jun 2007  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    This recipe had me worried once I started actually making them, it seemed a little over the top with taste but it was delicious!! Over cooked the potatoes a little but it was still really good!  -  04 Nov 2010  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)