Who says a delicious, potato salad has to be focused only on the trademark ingredients of white potatoes, pickle relish, and mayo! I love unusual potato salads—give me some unique, seasonal plant-based ingredients, and just look at what I will come up. This Sweet Potato Corn Salad creation pairs unique colorful plant foods—sweet potatoes, corn, pulses, greens, tomatoes, herbs, spices—to create a star-turning, hearty salad you can bring to picnics, parties, and simple weekend gatherings.
I love to honor Native American food traditions, such as dishes made with maize (corn), black beans, local herbs and spices, and citrus—all thing grown in my community (where the Tongva tribe lived peacefully for centuries long before I arrived).
The spicy lime vinaigrette pairs well with the crunch of corn, beans, kale, and bell peppers. And it stores well for a couple of days in the refrigerator. It’s pretty much a one-dish meal too, providing healthy carbs, protein, fiber, fats, vitamins and minerals in one bowl.