Sweet Potato Salad

This delicious Sweet Potato Salad Recipe is not only colorful but it’s loaded with flavor! A combination of roasted sweet potatoes, bell peppers, corn, and celery is tossed in a quick homemade dressing. 

This creamy salad is great made ahead of time making it the perfect side dish for potlucks and barbecues!

Sweet Potato Salad

Potato Salad has been a summertime favorite forever… and it’s made even better with sweet potatoes!


  • Sweet Potatoes – roasted until tender and cooled
  • Crisp Veggies – for crunch and flavor (bell peppers, celery, corn)
  • Smoky Bacon – salt and flavor

A flavorful twist on a classic potato salad recipe, this recipe tastes even better when it’s made ahead of time making it the perfect potluck dish!

How to Cook Sweet Potatoes for Salad

Sweet potatoes have a thick skin and they do need to be peeled. They can be boiled but roasting adds way more flavor.

  • Once peeled, add a bit of olive oil and make tender roasted sweet potatoes
  • Baked Sweet Potatoes work well in this recipe too. Cool and cube.

Sweet Potato Salad

How to Make Sweet Potato Salad

This roasted sweet potato salad comes together quickly but the flavor is amazing! It’s bright and colorful with a delicious tangy dressing!

  1. Roast and cool sweet potatoes.
  2. Assemble all the dressing ingredients (per recipe below) and mix well.
  3. Toss cooled potatoes, dressing and other add-ins in a bowl.

Sweet Potato Salad


  • MAKE IT SPICY: This salad is creamy and a little bit sweet which means that it lends itself very well to the addition of a little bit of heat! Dice a jalapeno or add a small dash of cayenne pepper or chipotle.
  • ADD PROTEIN: Easy Grilled Chicken Breast or shrimp make a great addition to turn this from a side to a main dish. Even leftover baked ham is great in this recipe!
  • ADD KALE: we love a great Kale Salad so turning this into a kale sweet potato salad is another favorite option! Remove the hard stems of the kale and chop finely and add to the salad. Extra color and extra nutrition! It’s a win-win!
  • CHANGE THE DRESSING: We make a zippy creamy dressing to go with this recipe. A dijon or lemon vinaigrette is another great option!

Potato Salad Favorites

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