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HG's Creamy Sweet Potato Salad

What a Spud!

Get ready to full-on freak out over this impossibly yummy, completely satisfying side dish. Going halfsies with sweet potato and butternut squash was a stroke of genius... a delicious one!

Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 15 minutes
Chill: 1 hour

1 lb. butternut squash cut into 1-inch cubes (about 1/2 medium squash)
10 oz. (about 1 medium) sweet potato, peeled and cut into 1-inch cubes
1/3 cup light mayonnaise
1/4 cup fat-free plain Greek yogurt
2 tbsp. apple cider vinegar
1 packet no-calorie sweetener (like Truvia)
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon each salt and black pepper
1/2 cup chopped celery
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup chopped red bell pepper

Place squash and potato in a large microwave-safe bowl with 1/3 cup water. Cover and microwave for 6 minutes. Stir, re-cover, and microwave for 8 minutes, or until tender. Once cool enough to handle, drain excess water.

In another large bowl, combine mayo, yogurt, vinegar, sweetener, and seasonings. Mix until uniform. Add all remaining ingredients, including drained squash and potatoes. Gently mix until coated.

Cover and refrigerate until chilled, at least 1 hour.


Serving Size: 1/6th of recipe (about 3/4 cup)
Calories: 130
Fat: 3.5g
Sodium: 236mg
Carbs: 22.5g
Fiber: 3.5g
Sugars: 5.5g
Protein: 2.5g

PointsPlus® value 3*

Fight it!
Sweet Potato Salad, Average

Crimes Against Sweet Potatoes

Sweet potatoes are straight-up delicious, and they're really good for you. So what's the problem with standard sweet potato salad? When you pair the calorie-dense taters with a creamy (read: fatty) dressing, you wind up with a side dish with entrée-sized stats. Our solution? We swapped out some of the sweet potato for a very similar-tasting and nutritious veggie with a lower calorie count: butternut squash! Couple that trick with our finely honed dressing-lightening skills, and you've got a decadent dish everyone will love. Perfect for that Labor Day cookout. Let's pretend summer's never gonna end...

Serving Size: 3/4 cup
Calories: 347
Fat: 20g
Sodium: 1,074mg
Carbs: 37g
Fiber: 3g
Sugars: 9.5g
Protein: 3g

PointsPlus® value 9*

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