Sweet Potato Salad Recipe

I've heard about the health benefits of sweet potatoes for several years, however, until now, the only recipe I ever made was sweet potato fries. I was looking for recipes on Pinterest and found this.   It seemed to be an interesting sweet potato salad recipe so I tried it right away.

I adapted it, a bit, for some friends and I who were getting together one morning. A few days later, I made it again and ate it for lunch over the next several days. (My husband doesn't prefer sweet potatoes.)

Sweet Potato Salad

by ThisSimpleHome.com
Prep Time: 5-10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Ingredients (4-6 servings)
  • 2 sweet potatoes (4 cups), peeled and cubed
  • 2-3 tablespoons onion, finely chopped
  • 1 cup apple, cubed (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon rosemary
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/4 cup pecans
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice, optional
  • salt and pepper, if desired
1. Combine the sweet potatoes, onion, apple, oil, and rosemary and mix. Place in an oiled pan.
2. Bake at 350° for 30 minutes or until fork tender.
3. Mix the dressing by the oil, honey, and lemon juice well.
4. Let hot sweet potatoes cool for 5 minutes. Mix in pecans and cranberries. Drizzle with dressing and gently stir. Serve warm or at room temperature.
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I tried the sweet potato salad with and without the apples. I like both. I also tried it with onion powder instead of onions. If I have onions on hand, I'll use them, but if I don't, the onion powder was still great.

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~ Annette
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  1. That looks delicious! I associate potato salad with summer cookouts, but this is genius! Great idea...thank you so much for sharing!


  2. This would make a great Thanksgiving side dish!

  3. I've made sweet potato salad before ( a recipe I got off my local news channel) and the dressing was a mix of mayo and orange juice. it sounds gross but it was pretty good! ~M

  4. We LOVE sweet potatoes around here! This recipe looks interesting...although we're always hit or miss with cranberries. Depends on the recipe.

    I'll remember this one though. Right now I'm on a pumpkin kick. (The pumpkin recipe book is totally awesome, by the way. I made pumpkin-based pasta sauce and served it to our out-of-town guests and it was a big hit all around!)


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