Sweet Potato And Pickles Salad

Serves 6-8

Recipe contributed by Connie Emerson, Minnesota, USA


4 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and quartered

1/2 pound bacon, cut into 1-inch pieces

1 cup sweet pickles, sliced

1 cup pecan halves

3/4 cup Lemon Ginger Dressing (recipe follows)

8 red lettuce leaves

Lemon Ginger Dressing

1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice

1/2 cup brown sugar

1 teaspoon fresh gingerroot or 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger

1/2 cup canola oil

2 tablespoons cider vinegar


To Make Dressing:

Place ingredients in a pint jar with a cover. Shake well.
Makes about 3/4 cup dressing.

To Make Salad:

Steam potatoes in double boiler until tender, about 25 minutes. Cool and cut into bite-size pieces. In large frying pan, cook bacon until crisp, about 5 to 7 minutes. Combine potatoes, bacon, pickles and pecan halves with dressing in large container. Line serving dish with lettuce leaves. Spoon salad on top. Garnish with additional pickles if desired.

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