Cook outs, picnics, barbecues, pot lucks. Summer is the ideal time of year for entertaining and parties. I have a dim memory of having a salad something like this at my friend Paula’s house for Thanksgiving. She said she was tired of all the standard sweet potato recipes and made this salad instead. I thought the combination of ingredients was amazingly delicious – which is why I remember it all these years later – but I am sad to report it ‘s not a good vehicle for the roasted marshmallows that usually come along with sweet potatoes on Thanksgiving.
How did I get side tracked from summer entertaining? I brought this salad with me to a pot luck and it was a BIG hit. In fact, although I say it serves 6 to 8 – it was completely polished off by six women of a certain age. The good news is this recipe is easily doubled if you are cooking for a crowd.
Happy summer outing – enjoy!