Spiralized Potato Salad with Green Goddess Dressing

I don’t think either one of us expected it. We didn’t know that we’d love this spiralized potato salad with Green Goddess dressing as much as we did. Honestly, it’s been so long since I had Green Goddess salad dressing that I only vaguely recalled what it tasted like. I also wasn’t so sure about sweet potatoes in a potato salad.  It’s not something I had considered before.

Spiralized Potato Salad with Green Goddess Dressing

Well now I’m in love with both the Green Goddess dressing and the spiralized sweet potatoes and everything else in this wonderful salad. Slightly crunchy, it has a great freshness to it. It’s also amazingly easy to make and is a different winner for picnics or family get-togethers.
I like to make a cut down the sides of my potatoes before cutting them into spirals. Otherwise I end up some one really, really long pieces of potato. If you’re making this spiralized potato salad for an outing, wait until you get to your destination before adding the dressing and garnish. My spiral Churchill Downs butterbean and radish salad is awesome too. Give it a try!

Spiralized Potato Salad with Green Goddess Dressing

I don’t think either one of us expected it. We didn’t know that we’d love this spiralized potato salad with Green Goddess dressing as much as we did. 
Course Side
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 139kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 medium sweet potatoes peeled
  • 1 medium russet potato peeled
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • dash kosher salt
  • Green Goddess Dressing make your own or just buy Kraft’s Green Goddess
  • green onion chopped, for garnish
  • parsley chopped, for garnish

Instructions

  • Spiralize the potatoes and transfer to a microwave-safe bowl.
  • Add the water and a dash of salt. Toss to coat then microwave on high 4-5 minutes or until the potatoes just start to soften. You want them to still have a bit of a crunch.
  • Remove the bowl and let cool.
  • Add in the dressing and toss to coat.
  • Serve garnished with green onion and parsley.

Nutrition

Calories: 139kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 65mg | Potassium: 603mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 16032IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 41mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutritional values are approximate.

Spiral Sweet Potatoes with Pecan Butter

These spiral sweet potatoes with pecan butter are a twist on a favorite Thanksgiving dish for us. It’s a bit sweet, a lot easy, and very tasty. You can assemble it ahead of time and cook it on-site in the oven or on a grill. I like cooking sides on the grill at Thanksgiving since it frees up the oven. The oven is always crammed full during the holidays.

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Because the sweet potatoes are cut into thin (but not too thin) spirals, they will cook faster than whole or sliced sweet potatoes, so keep an eye on them. The crunchy sweet topping is absolutely fantastic. If your guests like their sides a bit on the sweet side don’t hesitate to double the topping.

Spiral Sweet Potatoes with Pecan Butter

The crunchy sweet topping is absolutely fantastic. If your guests like their sides a bit on the sweet side don’t hesitate to double the topping.
Course Side
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 305kcal
Author Mike

Ingredients

  • 4 large sweet potatoes peeled, spiraled (I used the large blade. You don’t want super thin spirals)
  • 1 large sweet onion sliced thin and separated into rings
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1/3 cup unsalted butter softened
  • 2 tablespoons light brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup pecans chopped, toasted

Instructions

  • Preheat grill to medium or oven to 425 F degrees.
  • Place potato slices and onion rings on a large sheet of aluminum foil (you might need to divide the mixture between more than one piece of foil). Drizzle with oil.
  • Place another sheet of foil over potatoes and seal along edges.
  • Place on grill or in oven for 20-25 minutes or until potatoes are fork tender.
  • In a small bowl, mix the butter, sugar, salt and cinnamon. Stir in pecans.
  • Open packets and top with pecan butter. Serve.

Nutrition

Calories: 305kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 171mg | Potassium: 641mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 24357IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 67mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutritional values are approximate.

Spiralized Roasted Pickled Beets

If you would’ve put beets in front of me when I was a kid I would’ve said “Ewwwww” and pushed them away. Now, I find that I really like them, specially when roasted. Or pickled. Or even better, spiralized, roasted, and pickled! The aroma as the beets roast is fantastic. Spiralized roasted pickled beets are amazing.

Spiralized Roasted Pickled Beets

The shallots and rosemary combine with the beets for something really special. They then go into jars with a brine, but not a normal pickling brine. The addition of red onions and tarragon add so much to the beets. Even beet haters will love them!
Make sure you wear kitchen gloves when handling the beets, and clean your spiralizer (and cutting board) immediately after using them. Roasted spiralized pickled beets can be messy.

I also learned quickly that you want to use beets with a little ‘give’ to them – not too hard. A few that I grabbed were hard to spiralize, and I ended up turning them by hand instead of using the crank. No worries, they still came out fantastic! Lesson learned!

Also try some of my long-time favorites, pineapple baby beets and roasted beet salad.

Spiralized Roasted Pickled Beets

If you would’ve put beets in front of me when I was a kid I would’ve said “Ewwwww” and pushed them away. Now, I find that I really like them, specially when roasted. Or pickled. Or even better, spiralized, roasted, and pickled! The aroma as the beets roast is fantastic. Spiralized roasted pickled beets are amazing.
Course Side
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 3 days 2 hours
Total Time 3 days 2 hours 15 minutes
Servings 1 quart
Calories 981kcal

Ingredients

For the roasted beets

  • 6 medium beets cleaned, peeled. Try to select beets that are slightly soft. Tougher beets will be difficult to spiralize.
  • 2 large shallots peeled, sliced thin
  • 2 sprigs rosemary or 1 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil

For the picking brine

Instructions

For the roasted beets

  • Preheat oven to 400 F.
  • Note: I like to cut a small slit down the sides of the beets. This produces a single half moon spiral.
  • Spiralize the beets. Tougher beets can be difficult to spiralize. Make sure you put the root side into the spiralizer first and have the stem side towards the crank.
  • Wash your spiralizer to keep it from staining.
  • Place beets onto a large piece of foil. Top with the shallots, sprinkle with rosemary, and drizzle with oil.
  • Seal the foil tightly and place into the oven for 30-40 minutes or until tender but not mushy. Be careful opening the packet as the steam will be hot.
  • Let cool completely before pickling.

For the picking brine

  • Bring vinegar, tarragon, salt, sugar and water to a boil in a medium saucepan. Stir until the sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat and let cool completely.
  • Alternative beets and onions in jars.
  • Pour in the brine. Add more water if necessary to completely cover the beets.
  • Seal and store in the refrigerator for at least 3 days before serving.

Nutrition

Calories: 981kcal | Carbohydrates: 219g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 4469mg | Potassium: 3805mg | Fiber: 33g | Sugar: 177g | Vitamin A: 593IU | Vitamin C: 65mg | Calcium: 296mg | Iron: 11mg

Nutritional values are approximate.