Add flavor to your plate with this Warm Chipotle Lime Sweet Potato Salad. It’s a delicious side dish that’s easy to make and it’s a great salad to enjoy during the colder months.

Prep: 10 minsCook: 20 minsTotal: 30 mins
Servings: 6 servings 1x


  • 1½ tablespoon avocado oil or olive oil
  • 2 medium sweet potatoes, cubed
  • ½ small red onion, sliced
  • 1 bell pepper, diced
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 23 cups curly kale, stems removed and roughly chopped (may substitute spinach)
  • 4 slices bacon cooked to crisp and chopped
  • ½ cup Primal Kitchen Chipotle Lime Mayo (see homemade Chipotle Lime Mayo recipe below in the notes)
  • Fine salt and black pepper to taste


  1. Add 1 tablespoon of oil to a large skillet on medium-high heat. Once hot, add diced sweet potatoes. Dash with a little salt and black pepper. Sauté for about 10-12 minutes stirring throughout. Sweet potatoes should be almost cooked through.
  2. Then add the remaining ½ tablespoon of oil, bell pepper, onion, and garlic. Sauté for another 5-10 minutes, stirring throughout. 
  3. Then add kale and chopped bacon and sauté for 2-3 minutes longer until kale is slightly wilted.
  4. Transfer to a bowl (or leave in skillet) and gently stir in Chipotle Lime Mayo. Add salt and pepper to taste. Serve warm. 
  5. Garnish with fresh cilantro and green onions, if desired and serve with a lime wedges. 
  6. Store leftovers in an airtight container for up 4 days.


Homemade Chipotle Lime Mayo recipe: ½ cup mayo + 1 tablespoon lime juice + ⅛ tsp. chipotle powder + more to taste (use smoked paprika for less heat)

Oven Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 425ºF.
  2. Place sweet potatoes, onion, bell pepper, garlic on a large rimmed baking sheet lined with parchment paper.

  3. Toss with 1 tablespoon of oil and bake for 20 minutes. Remove from oven, add kale the chopped kale, toss and bake an additional 10-15 minutes or until potatoes are tender and slightly caramelized.

  4. Transfer roasted vegetables to a large bowl. Add the cooked bacon and chipotle lime mayo and toss to coat.

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size: 1/6 of recipe (heaping 1/2 cup)
  • Calories: 212
  • Fat: 13 g
  • (Sat Fat: 3 g)
  • Sodium: 340 mg
  • Carbohydrate: 20 g
  • (Fiber: 4 g
  • Sugar: 7 g)
  • Protein: 4 g
  • Cholesterol: 6 mg


© The Real Food Dietitians
Recipe By: Stacie Hassing