Super Sweet Potato Salad

Super Sweet Potato Salad


  • large sweet potatoes, peeled and quartered
  • 3 Tablespoons  apple cider vinegar or red-wine vinegar
  • 2 Tablespoons  orange juice
  • 2 Tablespoons  maple syrup
  • 1 Teaspoon  Dijon mustard
  • 3/4 Teaspoons  salt
  • 1/2 Teaspoon  cinnamon
  • 2 Tablespoons  canola oil
  • large Granny Smith apple, cored and cubed
  • 1/2 Cup  dried cranberries
  • 1/4 Cup  pecans, toasted and chopped coarsely

I use canola oil in this recipe because its mild flavor doesn't overpower the delicate sweetness of the dressing. Plus, it adds a boost of good nutrition and omega-3 fat! Fiber and vitamin-rich sweet potatoes are a tasty, healthy substitute for regular potatoes. Try it.

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Place the sweet potatoes in large saucepan. Add enough water to cover. Cover the saucepan and bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce the heat to medium-high and cook at a low boil until tender, about 10 minutes. Drain, transfer to large bowl, and let cool, about 5-10 minutes.

Meanwhile, whisk together the vinegar, orange juice, maple syrup, mustard, salt, and cinnamon in a bowl. Slowly whisk in canola oil until well blended. Set aside.

Add the apple, dried cranberries, and pecans to the sweet potatoes. Toss gently with the dressing. Serve warm or chilled.


Calories per serving:

131 calories

Dietary restrictions:

Kidney Friendly, Vegan, Vegetarian, Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Wheat Free, Egg Free, Milk Free, Peanut Free, Soy Free, Fish Free, Shellfish Free, Alcohol Free

Daily value:



  • Fat 49g 76%
  • Carbs 215g 72%
  • Saturated 4g 20%
  • Fiber 27g 107%
  • Trans 0g
  • Sugars 109g
  • Monounsaturated 29g
  • Polyunsaturated 14g
  • Protein 11g 23%
  • Sodium 2,092mg 87%
  • Calcium 256mg 26%
  • Magnesium 190mg 48%
  • Potassium 2,255mg 64%
  • Iron 5mg 26%
  • Zinc 4mg 24%
  • Phosphorus 357mg 51%
  • Vitamin A 3,601µg 400%
  • Vitamin C 28mg 47%
  • Thiamin (B1) 1mg 45%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 1mg 55%
  • Niacin (B3) 4mg 20%
  • Vitamin B6 1mg 63%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 78µg 19%
  • Vitamin E 8mg 38%
  • Vitamin K 35µg 44%
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