Sweet Potato Salad: How To Make It Easier & Taste Better

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Sweet potato salad is a colorful salad packed with flavor and fiber rich roasted sweet potatoes. It’s easy to put together and a true joy to eat!

Sweet potato salad

Do you ever think, what’s a dish I can bring or make for family that will really blow their minds?

You don’t have to look far because sweet potato salad has the element of being different yet a little familiar.

Roasted sweet potatoes are a great choice because they are a great source of fiber and loaded with beta-carotene* which gives the root it’s rich orange color, like carrots.

All the flavors in the sweet potato salad come together perfect and you will get a chance to savor each in every bite.

I have yet to make this and have anyone turn it away. Within the first minutes of serving people flock to it because they just can’t believe how good it is and they need seconds.

Let’s dive in below exactly how to make it.

Sweet potato salad

How To Make Sweet Potato Salad

Check off these ingredients first

  • Sweet potato
  • Mayonnaise
  • Mustard
  • Honey
  • Celery
  • Red onion
  • Rosemary
  • Apple cider vinegar
  • Salt & black pepper

Variations and a few tips before starting

  • Sweet potatoes can be interchanged with butternut squash and you can swap the honey out for maple.
  • This is a great recipe to make ahead of time and serve later. This will give the dressing time to work with the ingredients.
Sweet potato salad

Making the sweet potato salad

  1. First, remove the skin from the sweet potatoes then cut the potato into small cubes. In a large bowl, add honey and salt and pepper to the potatoes. Give them a toss.
  2. Then, bake for 45 minutes in the preheated oven. Once, done remove the sheet pan and allow the sweet potatoes to cool.
  3. While baking make the dressing. Put together mayo, mustard, honey, rosemary and apple cider vinegar. Give everything a good mix.
  4. Now, dice the red onion and mince the celery.
  5. Once the sweet potatoes are cool add everything together in a large bowl. Be careful and fold everything in easily. You do not want to smash all the sweet potatoes.
  6. Lastly, taste for salt and pepper before serving.

Are the leftovers any good, can you store it for later

Storing this roasted sweet potato salad is easy and it’ll last a good time the refrigerator, well as far as salad goes. This recipe should still be good 4 days later depending on the freshness of the ingredients before starting. One thing I love about using honey is its ability to naturally preserve things.

Make sure the container is airtight and sealed in the

Mentioned before, this is a great recipe to make a day ahead or even the night before. However, this not a recipe to be frozen.

Sweet potato salad

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What is sweet potato salad made of?

In this sweet potato salad recipe there are roasted sweet potatoes, celery, red onion, rosemary and a dressing. Sweet potato salad doesn’t have a traditional way like potato salad does. You’ll find many variations of sweet potato salad like the version with kale.

Is sweet potato the healthiest potato?

Think of it this way. Regular potatoes have starch and sweet potatoes have more fiber*. Personally I find they both have their purpose. Regular potatoes are great for things like mashed potatoes or French fries. Sweet potatoes can replace those things but you will always “taste” the sweet potato.

Potatoes don’t have much flavor on their own which means you can taste the added ingredients better such as the butter and sour cream in mashed potatoes. I’ve learned over the years the more nutrition something has the stronger the flavor it produces on its own. And until this day I stand by that!

Do you serve the salad hot or cold?

This salad can be served cold and taste just fine. When you first make the salad the sweet potatoes can still be warm but once they are cold due to the ingredient it’s best served cold and to be stored in a cold environment.

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Sweet potato salad

Sweet Potato Salad

Sweet potato salad is a colorful salad packed with flavor and fiber rich roasted sweet potatoes. It's easy to put together and a true joy to eat!
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Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Course Salad
Cuisine American
Servings 8 serving

Ingredients
 

Salad

  • 32 ounce sweet potato, cubed (add 2 TB honey, 1 tsp salt, 1 tsp black pepper before roasting)
  • 2 rib celery, minced
  • 1/2 medium red onion, diced

Dressing

  • 1 cup mayo
  • 1 tablespoon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup rosemary, chopped & stem removed
  • 1/4 cup honey

Instructions
 

  • First, remove the skin from the sweet potatoes then cut the potato into small cubes. In a large bowl, add honey and salt and pepper to the potatoes. Give them a toss.
  • Then, bake for 45 minutes in the preheated oven. Once, done remove the sheet pan and allow the sweet potatoes to cool.
  • While baking make the dressing. Put together mayo, mustard, honey, rosemary and apple cider vinegar. Give everything a good mix.
  • Now, dice the red onion and mince the celery.
  • Once the sweet potatoes are cool add everything together in a large bowl. Be careful and fold everything in easily. You do not want to smash all the sweet potatoes.
  • Lastly, taste for salt and pepper before serving.
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