Sweet Potato Salad recipe – an AMAZING side dish!!! Such a great twist on traditional potato salad. Sweet potatoes, apples, pecans, raisins, celery and green onions tossed in a brown sugar, honey, lemon, cinnamon and nutmeg dressing. Everyone RAVES about this dish. Perfect addition to your holiday table!
This Sweet Potato Salad recipe has been a long time coming. Chicken Legs got this recipe a million years ago from a caterer when he had a work lunch catered. He loved the Sweet Potato Salad that the caterer served so much, that he asked her for the recipe. Luckily, she obliged! I’ve had this on my list of recipes to make forever! I finally decided to make the recipe and it was delicious! I can’t believe that I waited so long to make this Sweet Potato Salad!!!
This Sweet Potato Salad is super delicious! Sweet potatoes, apples, pecans, raisins, celery and green onions tossed in a brown sugar, honey, lemon, cinnamon and nutmeg dressing. This is a fantastic side dish! It would be a great addition to your holiday meal. We’ve also eaten it with sandwiches and grilled meats. Can’t wait for a cold leftover turkey sandwich and a big ol’ scoop of this Sweet Potato Salad – YUM!
Sweet Potato Salad
prep time: 15 MINScook time: total time: 15 mins
3 pounds sweet potatoes
1-1/2 cups dried apples, chopped
1 cup chopped pecans
1 cup raisins
1 cup diced celery
1/2 cup sliced green onions
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup honey
1/4 cup lemon juice
1/2 cup canola oil
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
Peel sweet potatoes. Fill a large saucepan halfway with water and bring to a boil. Add sweet potatoes. Cover and cook for about 15 minutes, until tender. Drain potatoes and cool. Dice cooked sweet potatoes and place in large bowl.
Add dried apples, pecans, raisins, celery and green onions to bowl with sweet potatoes.
Whisk together brown sugar, honey, lemon juice, oil, cinnamon and nutmeg.
Pour dressing over sweet potato mixture and gently toss to coat.