Avocados Bring New Take on Potato Salad


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

  • They’re a great source of fiber, delivering between 11 and 17 grams per fruit.
  • They contain more potassium than bananas, and potassium

  • Helps regulate blood pressure, which can help prevent strokes and heart attacks.
  • 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


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


  1. In a saucepan, simmer sweet potato in salted water until tender, 10 minutes. Remove from heat, strain, and set aside.
  2. 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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