Sweet Potato Salad with Orange-Maple Dressing

Enjoy this one.  It is really good.  I am always looking for savory recipes for sweet potatoes and this has an element of the savory along with the sweet.

Sweet Potato Salad with Orange Maple Dressing (adapted from Bon Appetit - 2003)


1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
2 tablespoons orange juice
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
4large sweet potatoes, peeled, cut into 3/4-inch cubes
1 cup chopped green onions
½ chopped red bell pepper
1 cup chopped fresh parsley
1 cup pecans, toasted, coarsely chopped
1 cup dried blueberries, cranberries and cherries

For dressing:
Whisk all ingredients to blend in small bowl. Season dressing to taste with salt and pepper.
For salad:
Cook sweet potatoes in boiling water for 20 minutes. Potatoes should be cooked but firm. You don’t want a mushy salad.
Cool to room temperature. Add green onions, bell pepper, parsley, pecans, and dried berries.
Pour dressing over; toss gently to blend. Season salad to taste with salt and pepper. (Can be made 2 hours ahead. Let stand at room temperature.
Linked to the Local Cook


  1. This sounds like a fantastic alternative to a typical potato salad! Looks like a perfect take-along dish, too. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Great dish! The orange maple dressing sounds yummy.

  3. interesting looks wonderful
    deliciously done

  4. I have not used sweet potatoes much this season - this salad looks like a great cure for that! Thank you so much for sharing at the salad recipe roundup.


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