This roasted sweet potato salad recipe is great for holiday meals! The roasted sweet potatoes, cauliflower, greens, and crunchy toppings tossed in a creamy miso dressing.
What I'm about to say may shock you. It may even offend you. But it must be said.
I don't really like most Thanksgiving foods. Not the turkey. Not the candied yams. Not the green bean casserole. Not even the pumpkin pie.
Over the years, I've sat at the Thanksgiving table and wondered: "What's wrong with me?" Am I un-American? Is there something I'm missing? Why does everyone else look forward to this all year? Who first decided to make a pie out of squash? 🙇 Oh well… "Pass the mashed potatoes, please."
I may never know the answers to these questions, but since I'm a "grown-up" and we're expected to bring dishes, I at least have the chance to make the meals more enjoyable. 💪 I think it's possible to achieve a happy medium by putting a unexpected spin on traditional ingredients. Casserole? Yes and yes. Dessert? Yep. Drinks? For the whiskey lover and the gin friend.
I love sweet potatoes in all of their many variations, but I do not love them with marshmallows and brown sugar. I can't do it. So instead, how about roasted sweet potatoes and cauliflower with spicy arugula mixed in, drizzled with creamy ginger and garlic miso sauce. Wait – it gets better. Tart dried cranberries brighten up the flavors and pepitas add a little crunch (and plus, they're a little ode to pumpkin). It's Thanksgiving side dish heaven.
While we're on the topic of Thanksgiving, I recently realized (thanks to Bon Appetit's latest issue) that Thanksgiving leftovers seem to be a touchy subject. Some people are content to eat turkey/mashed potato sandwiches for a week after Turkey Day while some swear off of the foods a whole year. If you're into leftovers, which we talked about last week, it doesn't get better than this dish.
Toss the roasted sweet potato salad in a skillet until it's hot, then fry a couple of eggs to serve on top and finish it off with a drizzle of sriracha. Trust me, it's 😍.