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Warm Sweet Potato Salad Recipe – Hearty and Flavorful

Are you tired of overly sweet sweet potato recipes? This Warm Sweet Potato Salad is a delightful change, offering a savory and hearty dish that’s perfect as a main or a side. The combination of sweet and baking potatoes with a tangy Dijon mustard dressing and crispy bacon makes this salad a standout.

The Best Warm Sweet Potato Salad Recipe

Notes on Ingredients

This salad uses a mix of sweet potatoes and baking potatoes for a balance of flavors and textures. The dressing is made with mayonnaise, Dijon mustard, balsamic vinegar, and turmeric, providing a tangy and slightly spicy kick. Chopped chives, green onions, and red onion add freshness, while crispy bacon brings a satisfying crunch.

How to Make Warm Sweet Potato Salad

  1. Cook the Potatoes: Place the diced sweet potatoes and baking potatoes in a Dutch oven, cover with water, and bring to a boil. Boil until the potatoes are fork-tender but not mushy, about 20 minutes. Drain and let the potatoes cool slightly.
  2. Prepare the Dressing: In a large bowl, mix together 1/2 cup mayonnaise, 1/4 cup Dijon mustard, 1/3 cup balsamic vinegar, and 1 teaspoon ground turmeric. Stir in chopped chives, salt, and ground black pepper to taste.
  3. Combine Ingredients: Add the cooked and slightly cooled potatoes to the bowl with the dressing. Toss to coat the potatoes evenly.
  4. Add the Final Touches: Stir in the crumbled bacon, finely chopped green onions, and red onion. Toss everything together until well mixed.
  5. Serve: Garnish with additional chopped chives or green onions if desired. Serve the salad warm for the best flavor experience.

How to Serve Warm Sweet Potato Salad

This warm sweet potato salad can be enjoyed as a main dish or a side. It’s perfect for cozy dinners, potlucks, or family gatherings. Pair it with roasted meats, grilled vegetables, or enjoy it on its own for a hearty and satisfying meal.

How to Store Warm Sweet Potato Salad

Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator. The salad will keep well for up to 3 days. Reheat gently on the stovetop or in the microwave before serving to enjoy it warm again.

Nutrition Information

NutrientAmount per serving% Daily Value*
Calories265.63 kcal13%
Total Fat9.1 g13%
Carbs42.2 g16%
Sugars7.67 g9%
Protein4.52 g9%
Sodium278.02 mg14%
Fiber6.44 g23%
Saturated Fat1.6 g8%
Trans Fat0.01 g
Monounsaturated Fat2.49 g
Polyunsaturated Fat4.52 g
Cholesterol2.9 mg1%
Calcium56.54 mg7%
Magnesium57.08 mg15%
Potassium865.75 mg25%
Iron1.65 mg12%
Zinc0.8 mg8%
Phosphorus138.39 mg20%
Vitamin A5129.02 mcg641%
Vitamin C13.22 mg17%
Thiamin (B1)0.19 mg17%
Riboflavin (B2)0.12 mg9%
Niacin (B3)1.98 mg12%
Vitamin B60.47 mg34%
Folic Acid (B9)35.77 mcg18%
Vitamin B120.02 mcg1%
Vitamin D0.02 mcg0%
Vitamin E1.46 mg12%
Vitamin K12.86 mcg17%
Nutrition Information for Warm Sweet Potato Salad

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

FAQs About Warm Sweet Potato Salad

Can I make this salad

Yes, you can prepare the salad a few hours in advance. Store it in the refrigerator and reheat gently before serving to enjoy it warm.

Can I use different types of potatoes?

While this recipe calls for sweet and baking potatoes, you can experiment with other varieties like Yukon Gold or red potatoes. Adjust the cooking time as needed.

Is there a vegetarian version of this salad?

Yes, simply omit the bacon for a vegetarian version. You can add some toasted nuts or seeds for extra crunch if desired.

Can I add other vegetables to the salad?

Absolutely! Feel free to add roasted bell peppers, carrots, or even some wilted spinach for additional flavor and nutrition.

A bowl of warm sweet potato salad with crispy bacon and fresh herbs.

The Best Warm Sweet Potato Salad Recipe

Discover a hearty warm sweet potato salad that's perfect as a main dish or side. This recipe features sweet and baking potatoes, a tangy Dijon mustard dressing, and crisp bacon for a savory twist.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Course Salad
Cuisine American
Servings 12 servings
Calories 265.63 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 6 large sweet potatoes peeled and diced
  • 4 large baking potatoes peeled and diced
  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • ¼ cup Dijon mustard
  • cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1 tablespoon chopped chives
  • salt and ground black pepper to taste
  • 2 slices crisply cooked bacon crumbled
  • 2 green onions finely chopped
  • 1 red onion finely chopped

Instructions
 

  • Place the diced sweet potatoes and potatoes in a Dutch oven, cover with water, and bring to a boil. Boil until the potatoes are fork tender, but not mushy, about 20 minutes. Drain and cool the cooked potatoes slightly.
  • Meanwhile, mix together the mayonnaise, mustard, balsamic vinegar, turmeric, chives, salt and pepper in a large bowl. Add the bacon, green onions, red onion and cooked potatoes and toss to coat. Serve garnished with extra chives or green onion.
Keyword Hearty salad, Potatoes
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Enjoy this savory and hearty Warm Sweet Potato Salad, a perfect dish for any occasion!

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