If you enjoy the creamy richness of sweet potatoes, you’ll love this simple but scrumptious recipe! The wealth of texture, flavor, and color of this dish comes from seamlessly combining sweet, savory, and tangy tastes of the roasted sweet potato, homemade pickled onions, hot honey dressing, and crunchy pecans. This sweet potato salad is comfort food at its best!
Prepare These Ingredients
For this amazing sweet potato salad, you’ll need:
- 1 cup of water
- Three-quarters of a cup and two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar – divided
- 2 tablespoons of granulated sugar
- 2 and one-quarter teaspoons of salt – divided
- 2 pounds (6 cups) of sweet potatoes – peeled and chopped into half-moons
- 1 medium red onion – sliced
- 1 teaspoon of smoked paprika
- 4 tablespoons of olive oil – divided
- Half a teaspoon of ground cumin
- 3 tablespoons of hot honey
- 1 tablespoon of whole-grain Dijon mustard
- Half a teaspoon of toasted pecans
- Half a cup of chopped flat-leaf parsley
- 1 quarter of a teaspoon of black pepper
Make Contrasting Flavors With Pickled Onions
Let the oven preheat to 450 Fahrenheit. In a saucepan, mix together sugar, water, three-quarters of a cup of apple cider vinegar, and one teaspoon of salt. Bring to a boil then reduce heat to medium-low. Leave it to simmer undisturbed for 2-3 minutes until the sugar dissolves. Remove from heat.
Put the onion slices in a heatproof jar and pour the pickling mixture over the onions. Make sure all slices are submerged before sealing the jar with a lid. Leave it at room temperature until it’s ready for use.
Time to Make the Sweet Potato Salad
Season the sweet potato slices with cumin, smoked paprika, a teaspoon of salt, and two tablespoons of olive oil. Arrange the sweet potatoes on a baking sheet in an even layer and bake for 20-25 minutes.
Combine the hot honey, two tablespoons of vinegar, mustard, pepper, two tablespoons of oil, and a quarter teaspoon of salt. Drain the pickled onion to fill half a cup. In a bowl, combine the sweet potatoes, honey mixture, and pickled onions. Sprinkle the sweet potato salad with parsley and pecans to serve.
Triangle pose is a popular choice in yoga classes for a reason: it provides a satisfying stretch while also strengthening many muscles. This simple position can be readily changed to suit most ability levels and is used in several yoga sequences.
How to Do the Triangle Pose?
1. Begin with your right leg in front of you in warrior 2. Raise your right leg and straighten it. With your rear foot parallel to the back of the mat and your front foot facing forward, your feet should be about 3 to 3.5 feet apart.
2. Hinge at the hips, pushing your body forward and bringing your right hand to rest on your right foot or shin with your arms in a “T” position.
3. Stretch your left arm toward the sky and look up at the tips of your fingers.
4. Hold for a few breaths, then exhale to return to a standing position with your arms still in the “T.”
5. Repeat the process on the other side.
Modifications & Tips:
In the Triangle pose, you want your shoulders to be stacked vertically; therefore, if extending toward your shin is compromising your shoulders, use a block.
By pressing your feet into the mat and raising your kneecaps, you can maintain a solid foundation in your legs. The weight should be distributed evenly throughout the feet.
Draw the front leg’s hip back and the back leg’s hip forward.
To expand up your torso to the side, use the strength of your core.
Hip, back, and shoulder ailments are all contraindications.
You’ll find that the Triangle pose instantly activates the core, particularly the obliques, as soon as you try it. Overall stability, balance, and posture can all benefit from core training.
Triangle pose is particularly beneficial to the spine, as it helps to lengthen it. It also targets the hips and shoulders, providing a lovely stretch as well as enhanced mobility. Finally, the Triangle pose can aid digestion by gently stimulating all of the digestive organs. The basic takeaway is that this position stretches practically everything you could want to stretch while also encouraging a strong core, which has a slew of other advantages.