Melting Sweet Potato Salad, baby spinach, caramelized roasted sweet potatoes, maple candied pecans, crumbled bacon, goat cheese with herbs and bacon, chopped chives, on an antique blue and white plate.

Melting Sweet Potato Salad

Melting Sweet Potato Salad: tender baby spinach salad with gorgeous, caramelized, deep orange melting sweet potato rounds, crumbled bacon, goat cheese crusted with more bacon and fresh chives, candied maple pecans, and an irresistible hot bacon vinaigrette dressing.

Course Main Dish, Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 299 kcal
Author Rebecca Lindamood



  1. Toss the crumbled bacon and chives together on a small plate. Roll the goat cheese balls in the mixture, pressing the chives and bacon into the goat cheese. You will have leftover chives and bacon. Set both the herbed cheese balls and the extra aside.

    Arrange the baby spinach on a serving platter and top with the melting sweet potatoes. Drizzle the bacon vinaigrette dressing over the sweet potatoes and greens, then top with the herbed goat cheese balls and the candied maple pecans. Scatter any remaining bacon and chives over the salad and serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts
Melting Sweet Potato Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 299 Calories from Fat 225
% Daily Value*
Fat 25g38%
Saturated Fat 9g45%
Cholesterol 34mg11%
Sodium 543mg23%
Potassium 412mg12%
Carbohydrates 7g2%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 11g22%
Vitamin A 6035IU121%
Vitamin C 17.4mg21%
Calcium 104mg10%
Iron 2.4mg13%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.