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Sweet Potato Salad Recipe

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This sweet potato salad recipe is great for vegetarians, Weight Watchers, and more! It’s a delicious salad recipe everyone will love.

The great thing about this recipe is that it is very versatile. You can serve sweet potato salad for lunches, as a side dish, or for dinner. It’s an easy recipe to meal prep as well.

Enjoy this great sweet potato salad year round. For those of you on Weight Watchers you can make this one relatively low in points as well.

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When you are looking for unique ways to serve up sweet potatoes you can’t go wrong with this salad recipe. This particular sweet potato salad recipe is vegan too so it’s excellent for anyone who is avoiding dairy as well as gluten.

This sweet potato salad can be prepared in about 40 minutes which makes it a great recipe for even those busy weeknights. If you buy the potatoes already prepped (Walmart sells them frozen and fresh peeled, and cubed) it will cut down on some of your prep time as well!

featured image showing the finished sweet potato salad recipe ready to eat.

Is this sweet potato salad for Weight Watchers?

The Weight Watchers program has updated to a Personal Points approach which means that for every single person this recipe will be a different point value. Use the recipe creator on the website or the app so you can calculate this one for yourself.

We estimate that this one should be between 2 and 5 points per serving for each person. It will depend on your personal settings and evaluation when you set up your app / plan.

The great thing is that for those of you who chose potatoes to be free this one will be really low in points and excellent for lunches and dinners.

finished sweet potato salad recipe

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Making healthy meals is a breeze with these kitchen essentials. Keeping things like this on hand makes my life so much easier in the kitchen.

Some things that are great to have on hand when prepping meals like this is a cutting board, sharp knives, and storage containers.

You can also benefit from a good skillet, a kitchen scale, measuring cups, and this awesome strainer tool!

close up view of the finished sweet potato salad ready to eat.

Why are we using sweet potatoes in a salad?

There’s a few reasons why using sweet potatoes in a salad is delicious and healthy. First of all, they’re super easy to include in a savory salad for an added texture and nutrition boost.

Second, sweet potatoes are great for all kinds of dietary needs and they pack a nice punch in terms of vitamins and minerals. They’re much better for you than regular potatoes and adding them to this salad also gives it a little more substance.

Finally, since this is a vegetarian salad option it’s a great way to give the salad a more filling outcome. You can eat this as a meal or a side dish and it works out great!

top down view of the finished and assembled sweet potato salad recipe.

What do I need to make a roasted sweet potato salad?

This recipe uses sweet potatoes, mixed lettuces, red onion, red apple, pomegranate or dried cranberries, limes, extra virgin olive oil, salt, pepper, and garlic powder to create a delicious flavor combination that everyone will enjoy.

These flavors come together to create a fresh and zesty flavor profile that makes this one delectable lunch or dinner.

ingredients for the sweet potato salad laid out before we begin

How many servings does this recipe make?

We are making about 6 servings with this recipe for sweet potato salad. You can change that to suit your needs. Feel free to increase the amount of lettuce you are using in each serving if you want to make this into a bigger salad for a full meal!

You can’t go wrong adding fresh greens, fresh veggies, etc to this recipe in order to make it a more bulky and fulfilling salad for a full meal.

How to make a salad with sweet potatoes:

Here is a very simple step by step guide to making roasted sweet potato salad. You can find the printable version of this recipe below so you have everything you need on one page, including a printable shopping list, links for useful kitchen tools, nutritional estimates, and more.

peeling potatoes.

Preheat a pan over medium heat, meanwhile toss sweet potatoes in oil then season for 2 minutes with salt, pepper, garlic powder and squeeze a half lime 

prepped ingredients ready to roast

Distribute them evenly in a single layer over the pan and cook until tender, about 10 minutes stirring constantly. Let cool for 10 minutes, then transfer to a large bowl previously with the mixed lettuces 

roasted potatoes ready to be seasoned.

Add the apple, onion slices and finish with the pomegranate or dried cranberries

prepped salad ready for the sweet potatoes.

Serve them in plates with your dressing of your choice 

finished salad ready to serve.

Looking for more recipes using sweet potatoes?

If you are a fan of sweet potatoes you won’t want to miss out on some of our other sweet potato recipes. These are some other reader and family favorites that you can try out if you are looking for unique ways to serve up. more sweet potatoes.

A lot of these recipes are also ready to go for Weight Watchers users so keep that in mind if you are searching for meal planning recipes for WW!

a look at the salad once it's ready to eat.

Printable Sweet Potato Salad Recipe:

Yield: 6 Servings

Sweet Potato Salad Recipe

featured image showing the finished sweet potato salad recipe ready to eat.

This sweet potato salad recipe is great for vegetarians, Weight Watchers, and more! It's a delicious salad recipe everyone will love.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3 large sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed (about 2 lb.)
  • 1 big bowl mixed lettuces
  • 1 small red onion, thinly sliced into half moons
  • 1 red apple, thinly sliced
  • ½ cup. Pomegranate or dried cranberries (optional)
  • Half lime
  • 2 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • Salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • Garlic powder

Instructions

  1. Preheat a pan over medium heat, meanwhile toss sweet potatoes in oil then season for 2 minutes with salt, pepper, garlic powder and squeeze a half lime
  2. Distribute them evenly in a single layer over the pan and cook until tender, about 10 minutes stirring constantly. Let cool for 10 minutes, then transfer to a large bowl previously with the mixed lettuces
  3. Add the apple, onion slices and finish with the pomegranate or dried cranberries
    Serve them in plates with your dressing of your choice

Nutrition Information

Yield

6

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 183Total Fat 5gSaturated Fat 1gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 4gCholesterol 0mgSodium 133mgCarbohydrates 34gFiber 5gSugar 17gProtein 3g

As with any of our recipes, carb counts, calorie counts, WW points and nutritional information varies greatly. As a result, your nutritional content depends on which products you choose to use when cooking this dish. The auto-calculation is just an automated estimate and should NOT be used for specific dietary needs.

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Linda Primmer

Sunday 20th of November 2022

Such a lovely salad. We love sweet potatoes. The addition of apples is wonderful.I am happy to feature your Sweet Potato Salad at Love Your Creativity.

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