Sweet Potato Salad

Here's the Dish

Labor Day is just around the corner! What could be better to bring as a side dish to the last BBQ of the season than a potato salad!?! Even better yet… A sweet potato salad!!! This potato salad is different than most in that it uses sweet potatoes, which are packed with vitamins and fiber which keeps you feeling satisfied! The sweetness of the potatoes mixed with the salty bacon, all covered in a perfectly light & creamy dressing makes this potato salad a hit with every crowd, every time!


The estimated total time to make this recipe is 15-20 minutes.


To Prepare the Potatoes: 

Stovetop: Peel sweet potatoes. Add the potatoes to a large pot of cold salted water. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat and cook the potatoes until just fork tender, about 10-15 minutes. (Do not overcook, or potatoes will become too soft and ‘mash’ into salad rather than staying in nice cubes). Drain the potatoes and let cool in a colander.

Microwave: Peel the sweet potatoes. Place the potatoes on a microwave safe plate. Microwave for 3-5 minutes, or until just fork tender.  (Do not overcook, or potatoes will become too soft and ‘mash’ into salad rather than staying in nice cubes). Let potatoes cool.


To make the Dressing: Combine everything for the dressing except for the bacon in a small bowl. Whisk until combined.


Put it all Together:  Cut potatoes into cubes when cooled, and place in a large serving bowl. Add onions, bell peppers, celery, and corn. Pour dressing over the top and gently toss. Chill in the fridge at least 1 hour or overnight. Crumble bacon over top just before serving.


2 mediumSweet potatoes
4 Green onions, chopped (or 1/2 vidalia onion)
1 mediumRed bell pepper (seeds removed, chopped)
3 stalksCelery, (finely chopped)
1/2 cupCorn
1/2 cupPlain Greek yogurt
JuiceOf one orange
1 tbsLow sugar maple syrup (or honey)
PinchSalt and pepper
4 slicesCenter cut or turkey bacon (put on right before serving)
1/2 tspSmoked paprika
1/4 tsp Ground cumin

Nutrition Breakdown

4 Servings (about 1/2 cup per serving)
134 Calories per serving
3 g Fat
25 g Carbohydrate
4 g Fiber
8 g Sugar
5 g Protein
2 WWP+*

*Weight Watchers Points per serving


Leigh Anne said:

Never thought of sweet potatoes before but I’m sure I would love it! Going to try it soon :)
On another note, I was just getting ready to order some more Nunaturals vanilla stevia drops for my smoothies and I read some reviews on Amazon. The recent reviews said they have reformulated their products and they now have a metallic-aftertaste because they have a new source for their stevia….yikes! I am so disappointed! Have you heard this or experienced this??
PS. I’m an DD member & LOVE your recipes…thx for all your hard work!

August 21st, 2013 — 4:20pm  |  Reply

Lisa said:

This potato salad turned out delicious… :)

September 4th, 2013 — 6:43pm  |  Reply

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