Avocados Bring New Take on Potato Salad

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Why do we love Avocados?  Let us count the ways!

  1. They’re a great source of fiber, delivering between 11 and 17 grams per fruit.
  2. They contain more potassium than bananas, and potassium helps regulate blood pressure, which can help prevent strokes and heart attacks.
  3. They are so satisfying that they can be helpful when you’re watching your weight.

These are just a few reasons why avocados are one of our favorite superfoods. This tasty remake of potato salad is perfect for summer entertaining. Serve it with tortilla chips as a new take on guacamole or simply as a side-dish salad.

Chunky Avocado Sweet Potato Salad

Ingredients:

1 cup peeled, diced sweet potato (1 small sweet potato)
4 avocados, seeded, peeled, and diced
½ cup finely chopped dried apricots (unsulfured)
2 cups fresh salsa
Juice of 1 lime
2 Tbs. extra-virgin olive oil
2 tsp. ground cumin
1 Tbs. minced cilantro
½ tsp. salt

Directions:

  1. In a saucepan, simmer sweet potato in salted water until tender, 10 minutes. Remove from heat, strain, and set aside.
  1. In a large bowl, combine avocado, apricots, salsa, lime juice, oil, and cumin. Gently fold in sweet potato, cilantro, and salt. Serve immediately or cover and chill for up to 4 hours.

PER SERVING (½ cup): 127 cal, 9g fat (6g mono, 1g poly, 1g sat), 0mg chol, 366mg sodium, 12g carb (4g fiber, 4g sugars), 2g protein

SOURCE: The recipe and photo by Delicious Living is posted by permission of Delicious Living (and its parent company New Hope Network), a trusted voice in the natural living community for 30 years.

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