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Carolina Sweet Potato & Apple Salad

No recipe image available.Sweet potato salad with crisp pieces of chopped apple, celery and walnuts tossed in a zesty orange dressing.

Recipe Ingredients:

4 medium sweet potatoes, cooked and cubed
1 apple, cored and diced
1/2 cup diced celery
1/2 cup coarsely chopped walnuts*
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1 tablespoon grated orange rind
1/4 cup fresh orange juice
1 tablespoon honey
1/2 teaspoon mace
1/2 teaspoon salt
Salad greens for accompaniment (optional)

Cooking Directions:

  1. Cook sweet potatoes in lightly salted boiling water to cover, about 20 minutes or until just tender. Cool, remove peel. Cut sweetpotatoes into 1/2-inch cubes.
  2. Combine sweet potatoes, apples, celery and walnuts in large bowl.
  3. Combine remaining ingredients in small bowl; pour over sweet potatoes mixture, toss lightly. Chill at least 1 hour.
  4. When ready to serve, line serving plate with greens and spoon sweet potato mixture onto greens, if desired.

Makes 6 to 8 servings.

*Other nuts such as pecans or almonds can be used. Toasting the nuts will add more delectable flavor and crunch.

Recipe provided courtesy of North Carolina Sweetpotato Commission.