When I was growing up in Washington State, we only needed 2 things to make our extended family barbecues in the park a success: sunshine and mom’s potato salad…
Well the weather didn’t aways cooperate, but you could always count on my mom to pull out her big green Tupperware container packed tight with her famous summer side dish.
The burgers and beans were good, but it was mom’s potato salad that was the true star of the barbecue. I remember asking her what was in it that made everyone chase down every morsel with their plastic forks. The secret, she said, was mustard.
Well as a kid, I wasn’t all that impressed. But now I get it – pairing the simple yellow spice with potatoes is pure genius.
In fact, that was my inspiration for this very easy roasted white sweet potatoes recipe. I’m always looking for new ways to sneak extra flavor into my favorite paleo dishes, so why not give mom’s “secret ingredient” a try!
Turns out mustard really does add a tangy new taste to plain old white sweet potatoes, and the slow roasting gives this dish such a nice golden-brown color.
For our meal, we paired our mustard-enhanced potatoes with some pre-cooked sausage links I had on hand…which I discovered makes for a really tasty combo – try it for yourself sometime!
By the way, these potatoes are just as good cold. In fact, I think they’d be perfect in a potato salad. One of these days I’ll have to see if I can replicate mom’s famous summer salad and still keep it paleo.
Hope you give this really easy paleo recipe a try…it’s simple, quick and so good! Enjoy friends!