Maintenance – Hearty Fall Salad

As I have mentioned numerous times, I LOVE sweet potatoes….even on salads!!

I made a Roaseted Sweet Potato wrap (recipe to come next week) and had some left over roasted sweet potatoes and onions (mmmm).

This salad is a complete meal for one (or a side salad for 2).  I love the Morning Star Chipotle Black Bean burger, but any variety would work.

1 large plate of spinach

1/2 a bell pepper, chopped (an orange one is pictured here)

1 small tomato, chopped

1 black bean burger, warmed and chopped into pieces

1/2 roasted sweet potatoes and onions, warm or cold

1 TBS Creamy Cilantro Dressing

Simply combine the ingredients and enjoy!

More about roasting the sweet potatoes here

Creamy Cilantro Dressing

This recipe is NOT a Nutrient DENSE dressing…

                …it’s just NOT AS bad for you as other dressings out there.


1 cup Vegan Mayo ( I prefer Veganise)

1 cup sour cream (vegan or non-vegan if you choose)

1 small bunch of cilantro

2 medium sized tomatillos

1 jalapeno, seeds removed

2 cloves garlic

Juice of 1 lime (sometimes I use 1 1/2 limes depending on the taste)

1/2 tsp salt

1 Hidden Valley Ranch packet (optional- definitely makes the dressing more flavorful)



Place all ingredients in a HIGH POWERED blender and blend until smooth.

Store in refrigerator for up to 2 weeks (possibly longer)

Source: WFM 1-10

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