Roasted Sweet Potato and Chickpea Salad

Today is the last day to enter my Sport Chek #MyBetter $100 gift card giveaway.

We are finally home from the Souther Ontario 4 Christmas extravaganza tour.  Actually the celebrating isn’t over yet with New Year’s Eve tonight and my mom’s birthday tomorrow.

I’m sure everyone is full up on making your plans for tonight whether it be getting your hair did, painting nails, renting movies, cooking up a storm, etc, etc.  But I wanted to stop by quickly to say HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!!

… and leave you with a delicious recipe.  I made this for one of my family dinners over Christmas and a few people asked for the recipe.  Luckily, I kept the ingredients in my big ol noggin.

Ever made a salad with sweet potato?  Neither had I, but trust me, it’s delicious!!!

(photo credit: Truly Jess)

Roasted Sweet Potato and Chickpea Salad

  • 3 sweet potatoes (chopped and roasted)
  • 4 cups of chickpeas (for me it was 2 cans)
  • 2 red bell peppers
  • a bunch of green onion
  • 2 avocados
  • juice of 1 lime
  • 1 teaspoon each of cayenne pepper, chili powder, cumin, garlic powder
  • olive oil (for drizzling on potatoes)

Chop sweet potato and coat with olive oil and spices.  Roast in the oven on a baking sheet for 45 minutes at 350 degrees.  Let sweet potatoes cool after roasting.  In a large bowl combine sweet potatoes, chickpeas (drained and rinsed), chopped green onion, chopped red pepper, avocado, and lime juice.

If you need something to take a potluck tonight I highly recommend it.

PS … stay tuned for a super awesome FITNESS CHALLENGE that I’m running with some super awesome friends.  We’ll be announcing more details soon 😀

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