Sweet potato salad in a white bowl

Sweet Potato Bacon and Maple Pecan Salad

Savory bites of bacon, sweet and delectable bites of maple topped with bits of crunchy pecan. Whoever said salads are boring was definitely wrong! Spice up your barbeque dishes with this summer salad. We promise you won't be disappointed!

Sweet Potato Bacon and Maple Pecan Salad Inspired by Michele Rosen (@paleorunningmama)



  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F
  2. Cook bacon in pan on the stove
  3. When bacon is cooked, reserve the grease
  4. Peel and cube sweet potatoes and put in a bowl
  5. On a baking sheet, mix 2 Tbs of bacon grease with onion powder, paprika, salt and pepper
  6. Mix spices with the potatoes and place potatoes on the prepared
  7. Place potatoes in the oven for 20 minutes or until soft and lightly browned
  8. Toss pecans with 1 tsp of bacon grease and roast in the oven for 5 minutes
  9. Chop bacon into bite-sized pieces
  10. Mix potatoes, pecans, and bacon in a bowl
  11. Drizzle with maple pecan hazelnut butter
  12. Top with cilantro or  parsley or and serve (can eat on a bed of greens too)