Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Fresh Peach and Sweet Potato Salad

Pyrex glass pie plate filled with cooked chopped sweet potato, and peaches


Can you imagine this colorful peach and cold sweet potato salad gracing your Thanksgiving table?There is something about the combo that just screams fall. Maybe it's the multiple shades of orange. 

I initially made the recipe in the summer, when I had bought a basket of peaches and was looking for ways to use them up. Since peaches and sweet potatoes are available all year long, this recipe can be made all year long.

The recipe is simple and contains only four ingredients. It couldn't be easier to make, couldn't be healthier to eat, and couldn't be more welcome at any dinner table. This naturally gluten free and vegan dish is perfect to serve to company and can be made in advance and served cold or at room temperature. There is no need to turn on the oven the day you serve it, which frees up oven space.

Ingredients: 
4 medium sweet potatoes or yams, cooked and refrigerated overnight ( or until cold)
2 large peaches, cubed
a sprig of fresh rosemary
10 raw walnuts, chopped

Directions:
Peel and cube sweet potatoes or yams and arrange in a Pyrex ( or any ) casserole dish. Add the two cubed peaches, I left the skin on. Separate the leaves from the sprig of rosemary and sprinkle over the casserole. Sprinkle the chopped walnuts over the casserole as well. Keep refrigerated until ready to serve.

What is gluten ? 
Gluten is protein contained in the following grains: wheat, rye, barley and some oats ( see article) and any products made from those grains which include most crackers, flour, cookies, cereal, pasta, cake, bread, etc. Both whole wheat and white flour contain gluten.

 Most of my recipes are naturally gluten free, meaning that the recipes  do not contain any  wheat, rye, barley, or regular oats or any processed derivatives from those grains ( soy sauce is made from wheat)Instead, I use gluten free grains like rice, quinoa,  and buckwheat, which are permissible on a gluten free diet.

In addition, cauliflower recipes can taste like grain, but without the gluten and without the calories. Here are some cauliflower suggestions that are awesome!

Gluten Free A-Z Blog: Riced Cauliflower Pilaf  ( GREAT!!)

Low Carb Gluten Free Potato Salad ( made from cauliflower , not potatoes) ( A Nice Change)

 Lo Carb Pizza ( GF too) ( The crust is made from cauliflower) ( Love this!!)


For additional information about gluten intolerance , visit my website: Click here to learn more about Celiac Disease or gluten intolerance  and why gluten is not tolerated.

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31 comments:

  1. This sounds and looks like a very refreshing dish indeed and I can't wait to try it out on my family. Thank you for b ringing such wonderful healthy recipes to us. I really appreciate that.

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  2. This looks really unique! We shared it with our FB/Twitter readers at homesteadlady.com.

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  3. What a great combination. I love both of them, too. I'm going to pin it.

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    1. Thanks I really appreciate you taking the time to Pin it.

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  4. This is delicious!!!! Such a nice light and delicious side dish! I'm fortunate that I get to try out these recipes before they hit the blog :).

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    1. Glad you liked it and thanks for the feedback about the recipe.

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  5. I would have never thought of putting peaches and sweet potatoes together. Recipe is simple and would be great for our summer meals. Thank you for sharing on our BBQ Block Party.

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  6. Hi Judee
    This looks great. Peaches and sweet potatoes are two of my favorite foods. I'll give it a try, sounds wonderful. Thanks for sharing your recipe at our Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop. I'm also your newest Bloglovin follower. Hope you will visit often.
    Angel @ sewcraftyangel

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  7. What a creative combination! I've enjoyed a salad that featured sweet potatoes and apples, so I think this one would also be delicious!

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  8. Hi Judee,
    We love peaches and what a great combination with peaches and sweet potato. This salad looks delicious. Thanks for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and hope you are having a great weekend!
    Miz Helen

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  9. I would never have thought of putting peaches and sweet potatoes together what an interesting combination. Thank you for sharing your salad with us on foodie friday.

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    1. Hi Diane,
      I never thought of it before either, but I had the leftover cold sweet potatoes and some peaches so voila!

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  10. What an interesting combo. I can honestly say I have never thought of putting sweet potatoes and peaches together, but it sounds delicious! I'm going to try this for sure when I get some fresh peaches. Thanks so much for linking up to the Weekend Potluck last Friday. Have a great week!
    ~Kim

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    1. It really is a great combination and a nice recipe for summer peaches

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  11. Judee, I love this combination. Although, I make a savory sweet potato salad and a hot sweet dish, I have never made a more neutal flavored sweet potato salad. With peaches, it sounds like it is perfect.

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  12. Wow, really neat combo! I imagine it's nice and sweet, too.
    Thanks so much for sharing it on Waste Not Want Not Wednesday, I’ve pinned it : )

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    1. I really appreciate the pin and thanks for a great party!

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  13. Recently I saw a recipe for roasted sweet potatoes and fresh figs. I wasn't so sure about combining the two. After seeing your peach-sweet potato salad and reading your description, I think I need to now try both!

    Thank you for linking, Judee!

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    1. sweet potatoes blend with fruit very well. Love your fig idea

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  14. Wow, that's really clever! That's not a combination I would have thought of putting together but I'll bet it's yummy! Thanks for linking up to the "Making Your Home Sing Monday" linky party today! :)

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    1. The combo was created because I had both of them in the kitchen at the same time and just felt they would be great together.

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  15. YUMM!! What a cool combo!! Thanks for linking up at our Gluten Free Fridays party! I have tweeted and pinned your entry to our Gluten Free Fridays board on Pinterest! :)

    Hope your week is great!

    Cindy from vegetarianmamma.com

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  16. I would have never thought to put sweet potatoes and peaches together - sounds fantastic! I am delighted that you shared with Home and Garden Thursday,
    Kathy

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  17. That is not a combination I would ever expect to see together, but it does sound good. Thank you for sharing on Foodie Friday

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  18. What an interesting combination! Your Fresh Peach and Sweet Potato Salad sounds really delicious. I like the addition of the walnuts for flavour and crunch :) Rosemary is a great herb to pair with them as well.

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    1. I think the rosemary really added something . It's such a great flavor.

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  19. I would have never thought to put peaches and sweet potato together in a salad but I can see how well it would work. Love the color too. ;-) Thanks for sharing it with Souper Sundays.

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