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Sweet Potato Salad

Sweet Potato SaladThe natural sweetness of yams combined with crunchy celery, tart cranberries and a light lemon dressing makes this salad a keeper.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 pound sweet potatoes (about 4 cups)
1 1/2 cups chopped celery
1/2 cup coarsely chopped onion
1 tablespoon minced parsley
1/4 cup dried cranberries
2 tablespoons lemon juice
2 tablespoons olive oil
Salt to taste

Cooking Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F (205°C).
  2. Bake sweet potatoes for 45 minutes to 1 hour or until tender. Do not over bake; they should not be mushy. Cool.
  3. Peel sweet potatoes and cut into chunks.
  4. In a large bowl, combine the sweet potatoes, celery, onion, parsley and cranberries.
  5. In a small bowl, whisk together the lemon juice and olive oil. Toss with potato mixture and salt.

Makes 6 servings.

Created by Louisiana Sweet Potato Commission spokesperson, Holly Clegg.

Recipe and photograph courtesy of Louisiana Sweet Potato Commission.