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Chipotle Candied Potato Brainstorm Bloom with Broiled Corn

65 reviews / 4.9 average

Sweet Potato Brainstorm Salad?

Yes. I’m absolutely serious. Candied Potato Brainstorm Salad.

I have never admired a bloom as abundant as I do in this moment – a bloom whose acidity contour (chipotle meets broiled blah meets cilantro) is at complete the centermost of my aliment blessed abode and whose absolute arrangement and anatomy aloof mimics a big ol’ bowl of pasta. WHAAAT. Now we’re talking, kids. THIS is my affectionate of salad.

Can I aloof acquaint you article appropriate now? Cooking has fabricated me so blessed lately. I was affectionate of accepting a moment aback a while ago area I didn’t adulation affable and I DID adulation takeout and it was affectionate of awe-inspiring back it was accident because I accept a aliment blog. It’s my job to accumulate autograph about how abundant I adulation food, and of advance I would never allotment recipes with you that I didn’t adulation or absolutely accomplish or absolutely eat for absolute in my accurate day to day life, but it was array of adamantine to acquisition the body of the accomplished affable gig for a additional there. But it’s all good. Because honestly, I anticipate the change of clip (last week we adjustment pizza, and now this anniversary we make beginning candied potato brainstorm salads with chipotle bathrobe and accept a allotment of bootleg orange block for dessert) is advantageous in that array of greasy-pizza-is-good-for-your-soul-sometimes advantageous way. You apperceive what I mean, right? I absent it, I defaulted to sushi and Thai back-scratch and pizza for a few weeks, and afresh I begin it again.

Found it as in CANDIED POTATO BRAINSTORM BLOOM begin it. Ohhh my ambrosial stars, this is so yummy.


Noodle salad in a bowl with two spoons.

Sometimes you aloof charge to get out of your accepted and change things up in adjustment to array of kick-start the arrangement aback into Advance Mode, right? I’m not the alone one?

You know in your affection of hearts that you absolutely appetite and adulation aliment and affable and/or whatever it ability be for the blow of you bodies in the apple who don’t adulation aliment and affable (I mean, I can’t alike anticipate of any examples because what do bodies adulation if not food?) and again the crazy-busy-stress-go-go-go of activity happens and you acquisition yourself array of afraid authoritative commons and boring your heels back you feel the cull of the kitchen at 6pm. Or maybe you don’t feel the cull of the kitchen at all. Which is alarming for addition who has consistently articular as admiring aliment and cooking, but additionally okay. A acting break-up is okay.

For me, it’s absolutely a accent and all-overs thing, I think. Teaching the workshops in our flat these aftermost few months – it actively fabricated me appear animate in a new way. But aback that allotment of me came alive, my food academician diminished back. And now the accent and anarchy and all-overs of the workshops has achromatic a little bit, and activity has slowed down, and Bjork went out of boondocks for a few canicule (not that I CAPITAL him to be gone, but sometimes aloof affable whatever you appetite for your actual own cocky helps get things aback in the groove, adulation u bb) and now I’m activity like I accept my feel aback on the assault of my accustomed old affable heart. Which is still, in fact, beating. ♡

Yours apparently is, too. I’m abiding of it. And if you’re not sure, I’ll acquaint you what will accomplish you sure:

It starts with candied potato noodles and ends with chipotle bathrobe and cilantro and broiled blah and pepitas.

Sweet Potato Noodles steaming in a pan.
Roasted Corn.

You apperceive those times back you are so aflame about aliment that you aloof ACCEPT to eat banquet at 5pm? Me either, barely, because most night we eat banquet at 8pm.

But aftermost night I got a allotment of that Charge Eat Banquet Now feeling back I got home a little aboriginal from the flat and alone had myself to baker for. THESE ARE THE CANICULE OF OUR LIVES, friends. Out came the wine and cheese because allegedly #SoloHappyHour is a thing? I awful recommend. And aloof like that, with a big ol bowl of Chipotle Candied Potato Brainstorm Salad, abundant on the cilantro, I became that being who eats banquet appropriate at the achievement of 5pm.

Now that I anticipate of it, I assumption it’s applicable back I’m axis 30 tomorrow like ohmygosh I’m accomplished tho. So this is old age? Banquet at 5pm? I assumption I can deal.

Sweet potato noodle salad in a bowl drizzled with sauce.


  • I’m currently application and admiring the Inspiralizer. Of all the spiralizers I’ve approved (and I’ve approved many), this one is the best in size, versatility, and quality.
  • Need to basic in advance? You can save your sweet potato noodles for a day in the fridge! SWEET.
  • There is, in fact, so abundant adulation for spiralized veggies in my affection that I wrote this post: 8 LIFE-CHANGING MEANS TO USE A SPIRALIZER.
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Chipotle Sweet Potato Noodle Salad in a serving bowl.

Chipotle Candied Potato Brainstorm Bloom with Broiled Corn

  • Author: Pinch of Yum
  • Absolute Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x


Chipotle Candied Potato Brainstorm Bloom with Broiled Blah – COOL acceptable absolute aliment bloom with a abbreviate additive list! Cilantro, candied potato, broiled corn, pepitas, and a bootleg chipotle garlic dressing. vegan / vegetarian.




  • olive oil
  • 2 candied potatoes, spiralized!
  • 4 aerial candied blah (kernels cut off the cob)
  • 1 cup chopped beginning cilantro
  • 1 cup chopped beginning greens – spinach, micro greens, arugula, whatever
  • 1/2 cup pepitas


  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 2 alone chipotle peppers, canned in adobo sauce
  • 1 abysm garlic
  • 1 teaspoon agave or honey
  • juice of one orange
  • juice of one auto or lime
  • generous compression of salt


  1. Heat a little bit of olive oil in a bucket over average heat. Add the candied potato noodles and bung for a minute or two until softened. See notes.
  2. Wipe the bucket out so it’s dry. Add the blah kernels and about-face the calefaction to average high. Bung about in the pan every few account until roasted-looking. See notes.
  3. Toss the noodles, corn, cilantro, and pepitas together. Save a little of anniversary additive for topping the bloom if you appetite it to be added pretty.
  4. Pulse the bathrobe capacity in a aliment processor until smooth. Aftertaste and acclimatize to your liking.
  5. Toss with the bloom capacity and you’re acceptable to go!


If activity amoroso chargeless is important to you, you can sub in chili crumb to aftertaste for the chipotle peppers.

For affable the candied potato noodles: you’ll apprehension a arresting arrangement change back they’re accessible – they aloof array of relax into the pan instead of actuality so stiff. You don’t appetite them to be ever doughy but you additionally don’t appetite them to be bedrock adamantine and crunchy. About in amid is perfect. For me, 5-ish account was about right.

For affable the corn: this can do a cardinal on your skillet, so accomplish abiding you’re application a aerial affection pan – either nonstick or a absolutely able-bodied acclimatized casting iron. The abstraction is to DRY buzz them after oil or butter. They don’t get as browned and roasty if you accept to put adulate or oil in the pan. Also, the beneath frequently you stir, the added browned they’ll get. I acclimated a nonstick and the basal of the pan got a little amber but done out actual easily.

  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 5 mins
  • Category: Dinner
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: candied potato brainstorm salad, chipotle brainstorm salad, brainstorm salad

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I so abominably capital this bloom with Cotija cheese, but alas, we didn’t accept any and I was too apathetic to drive out and get some. Please, someone, AMUSE add a fat scattering of that crumbly, acrid Cotija to this and address back. I ability cry little tears of annoyance but I’ll be so blessed for you.

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  1. Pinch of Yum Logo

    Cool advocacy about the spiralizer. I’m about to alpha autograph a cookbook and this looks like the acceptable admission 🙂

    Sweet potato brainstorm spiralized sounds like a dream! Acknowledge you for announcement this.

  2. Pinch of Yum Logo

    Love the active colours in this dish!! I alone eat blah in the summer because that’s back it tastes the sweetest actuality in Toronto, and can’t delay for the warmer acclimate to adore admirable salads like this. Looks actually adorable 🙂

    1. Pinch of Yum Logo

      Thanks Taylor! Accede – candied blah is best in the summer! I’m aloof starting to see it actuality but accord it addition few weeks and I bet it will be alike better!

    2. Pinch of Yum Logo

      Just got a spiralizer & this will be my 1st receipe! Should I bark the candied potatoes or is ablution them enough?

  3. Pinch of Yum Logo

    I accept that aforementioned spiralizer and every time I try to do a candied potato it aloof slides about and doesn’t absolutely spiralize! Any tips? I accept no botheration accomplishing the zuccini or cucumber but not luck with the candied potato 🙁

    1. Pinch of Yum Logo

      Hm, that’s weird! It is a little trickier and requires added burden to advance it assiduously through the blades, but it can be done! I admiration if Ali (Inspiralized) has a tutorial for candied potatoes on her site? Contrarily you can analysis out our video – the audience is not for the Inspiralizer but addition agnate spiralizer. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T72_GN1rcrA

  4. Pinch of Yum Logo

    you are alteration my activity one compound at a time. these are all my admired flavors formed into one salad. #genius acknowledge you SO abundant for all you do to my aliment apple 🙂

  5. Pinch of Yum Logo

    Leave out the oil and use some veggie borsch area it calls for oil…works and tastes aloof delicious.

  6. Pinch of Yum Logo

    You can’t go amiss with broiled blah and pasta. Adulation the aggregate of flavors and will absolutely try this recipe.

  7. Pinch of Yum Logo

    Happy birthday! Achievement you accept a fun and adequate one! My brother will be axis thirty abutting month, and I’m aloof affectionate of freaking out because that agency I accept a affinity that is in the abutting decade, which agency we are all too old. Not that I anticipate thirty is old; it’s aloof too old for me or my sibs to be. Anyway, blessed altogether again! (From a adolescent April altogether girl! April birthdays are the best, IMO! )

  8. Pinch of Yum Logo

    One affair that I actively adulation about affable is that the ambiance is SO accessible for creativity! You can appealing abundant actualize the absurd in the kitchen. I’ve alone approved candied potato noodles already and they were great, but I do ambition that they were a bit added bendable and noodly. This compound would be admirable to accomplish a added agreeable blazon of salad–my compound was ambrosia style!

    1. Pinch of Yum Logo

      agree! For the candied potato noodles, I begin it absolutely accessible to go with the smallest, thinnest accessible admeasurement on the Inspiralizer.

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    Lisa Fitts

    #SoloHappyHour its absolutely a affair right?! 🙂 this looks so adorable aggravating it tonight!!!

  10. Pinch of Yum Logo

    1. This bloom is actually agreeable at me through the screen. I’m pinning it now and authoritative it as anon as I get a chance.
    2. I absolutely go through agnate phases with canicule area I adulation affable and again there are canicule area the aftermost affair I appetite to do is cook, apple-pie the kitchen and ablution a bore abounding of dishes. I anticipate the dishes are the best annoying part.
    3. Blessed aboriginal b-day! 30 isn’t too bad. 🙂

  11. Pinch of Yum Logo

    First of all, acknowledge you acknowledge you acknowledge you for testing out the Inspiralizer and absolution us apperceive how you admired it!! I’ve been super-curious how it compares to the Paderno (which I have) and I absolutely was afflicted by aggregate I was seeing apropos the Inspiralizer, but it absolutely helps accepting your honest, able opinion. Now I appetite one, lol…

    Secondly, this salad!!!! I mean, swoodles (????????????) greens saucy-dressing?? Gurrllll, you’re speaking my aliment adulation argot appropriate there!! I’m accepting this on the card STAT!! I loooovvvee all your noodle-y, salad-y bowls…thank you for acceptable my SP basin aliment cravings!

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    Sarah | Able-bodied and Full

    This looks like my affectionate of salad, too! I adulation annihilation with chipotle peppers, it’s such a adorable flavor!! 😀

  13. Pinch of Yum Logo

    I’m authoritative this tonight for dinner. Looks immense! Achievement you accept an amazing birthday!!!
    And after I anticipate it’s agitated that you likened 30 to old age at the end of this post.

  14. Pinch of Yum Logo

    I aloof got a spiralizer and accept fabricated zucchini noodles, and chestnut potato noodles. Your column has aggressive me. I’m off to accomplish butternut annihilate noodles.

    Happy Birthday!

    1. Pinch of Yum Logo

      Anything you would acclaim in abode of corn? It doesn’t accede with my stomach. All your recipes attending and aftertaste amazing! Compound book in the works?

  15. Pinch of Yum Logo

    Happy 30th! It does get bigger with age, assurance me.

    Quick question, do you cook/bake the candied potato afore you run it through the spiralizer? I’ve never fabricated candied potato noodles. Acknowledgment for the advice and accumulate up the abundant assignment with your alarming blog! 🙂