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Look to root vegetables for hearty winter salads. Technically a tuber rather than a root, sweet potatoes are a member of the morning glory family. They come in a variety of colors—orange-fleshed ones tend to be sweet and creamy, yellow varieties are drier and purple spuds fall somewhere in between. A drizzle of Creole mustard dressing gives this composed salad zing.

EatingWell Magazine, January/February 2022


Credit: Leigh Beisch

Recipe Summary

20 mins
40 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 425°F. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper or foil.

  • Toss sweet potato wedges with 1 tablespoon oil and 1/4 teaspoon each pepper and salt in a medium bowl. Spread evenly on one side of the prepared pan. Toss broccoli in the bowl with 1 tablespoon oil and 1/4 teaspoon each pepper and salt. Spread evenly on the other side of the pan. Pierce sausage in several places with a fork and add to the pan. Roast, flipping once, until the sausage is heated through and the vegetables are tender and browned, about 20 minutes.

  • Meanwhile, combine mustard, honey, vinegar and the remaining 1/4 cup oil and 1/4 teaspoon pepper in a blender. Blend until smooth and thick.

  • Toss escarole with half the dressing in a medium bowl. Arrange on a platter with the sweet potato wedges, broccoli, sausage, tomatoes, onion and bell pepper. Drizzle with the remaining dressing.

To make ahead:

Refrigerate dressing (Step 3) for up to 2 days. Bring to room temperature before serving.


Parchment paper


Defined by its horseradish flavor, Creole mustard gets its signature spice from the brown seeds of Louisiana-grown mustard greens. Find it with other mustards at your supermarket or online.

Nutrition Facts

2 1/2
292 calories; protein 9g; carbohydrates 25g; dietary fiber 6g; sugars 10g; added sugar 6g; fat 19g; saturated fat 3g; cholesterol 17mg; sodium 707mg; potassium 579mg.