Cold Sweet Potato Salad with Dill, Bacon, and Lime

Cold Sweet Potato Salad with Dill, Bacon, and Lime

Without question, this dish works for breakfast, lunch, or dinner and it works as either a side dish or main course. Not to mention, the colors make this a pretty bowl of real food and a genuine crowd-pleaser.

Category Paleo, Side Dish, Vegetarian
Compliance Level Kickstart, Lifestyle, Performance
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 6
Author V "Paleo Boss Lady" Capaldi


  • 3 pounds sweet potato
  • 1 pound of nitrate- and sugar-free bacon
  • 1 bunch of dill
  • 1 bunch of green onions
  • 1 lime
  • Pink Himalayan salt
  • 1/3 cup organic olive oil


  1. Set oven for 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Split bacon between two baking sheets and place in oven. If you have to set it on two shelves, rotate the sheets after about 10 minutes.
  3. Check bacon after 15 minutes. Remove from oven once at desired doneness. Put on plate and set aside. Leave the bacon fat on the sheets.
  4. Meanwhile, as the bacon cooks, cube sweet potato to desired size.
  5. After the bacon is done, place cubed sweet potatoes on trays in the bacon fat and mix around. Coat as best you can. If more fat is needed for a good coating, use brown butter ghee or coconut oil.
  6. Place the potatoes in the oven and cook for approximately 20 minutes.
  7. While the potatoes are cooking, chop the dill and green onion. Set them aside in a bowl large enough for the entire salad.
  8. Squeeze lime into this bowl and add salt.
  9. Once the sweet potatoes are done remove them from the oven. Aim for them to be almost fork soft. Let cool for 15 minutes.
  10. After the sweet potatoes are cool, add to the bowl with dill, onions, and lime. Mix gently and thoroughly.
  11. Now, chop up the bacon, add it to the salad, and mix well. You can drizzle any bacon fat left on the baking sheets into mixture for some added flavor.
  12. Add olive oil and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

This salad works hot or cold. You can put a fried egg on top of it or have it as a side to your favorite meat entree. Try it all and report back!