Sweet Potato And Pickles Salad
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.