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Spicy Sweet Potato Salad Recipe
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Spicy Sweet Potato Salad

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"It's important to use good mayonnaise in this recipe, and to let the cooked potatoes chill overnight before making the salad. Vary the seasoning amounts to suit your taste."

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Original recipe makes 8 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    30 mins
  • COOK

    20 mins

    1 day 50 mins


  1. Wash, pierce with a fork, and microwave the sweet potatoes and Yukon Gold potatoes until tender. Boil the red potatoes in salted water until tender. Do not overcook the potatoes, or they will not hold up in the salad. Drain red potatoes and chill all three types overnight.
  2. Peel the sweet potatoes and Yukon Golds, and dice into 1/2 inch cubes. Cut red potatoes into fourths. Place all potatoes into a large bowl.
  3. Slice red onion thinly and place into a colander. Sprinkle the salt on the onion and let it sit in the colander for 30 minutes to drain. Squeeze onion to remove excess water, and add to the bowl with the potatoes. Mix in the garlic, jalapeno, lemon juice, mayonnaise, curry powder, parsley and pepper, and chill until ready to serve.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jan 29, 2004

I like the combo of sweet and white potatoes. If you don't want a mayo-based salad, apple cider vinegar and extra virgin olive oil make a fine substitute dressing. Yum...

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jun 08, 2004

This was okay but not a big hit at a family gathering. I used half the amount of curry and it was still strong. Probably will not make again.


69 Ratings

Sep 21, 2003

I thought this recipe was wonderful and truly unique. I rarely give 5 stars, but really felt this recipe was worthy. I used veganaise (instead of regular mayo) and omitted the jalapeno pepper - it was still spicy enough for me. I would suggest you start with half the amount of curry powder and add more to taste. I put the full amount in and felt it was just a tad too strong. It still tasted great, but next time I'm going to try it this way aiming for the "what's in there?" mystery level of curry rather than "wow that curry tastes good". I also substituted 1/2 of the red potatos for blue ones. This made for a very colorful dish.

Apr 02, 2005

This is delicious! I used a small onion instead of large, minced jalapenos from a jar, lime juice instead of lemon, half mayonaise and half sour cream, and added two stalks of chopped celery and 4 chopped hard boiled eggs. It was a big hit - I'll make again and again!

Sep 21, 2003

I wanted to bring something 'different' to a party. I love love love sweet potatoes, but wasn't crazy about this salad. However, it was a TREMENDOUS hit with everybody and was completely gone in a flash ! Thanks!

May 23, 2004

Skip the jalapenos if your family isn't into hot stuff, this recipe got rave reviews, I'll use it every time I need to make potato salad

Jul 10, 2004

When you want more than just a simple potato salad.

Sep 21, 2003

I made this as one of the salads for my son's high school graduation party about a month ago. I'm STILL getting requests for the recipe! I personally don't do sweet potatoes, but this was excellent.


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  • Calories
  • 333 kcal
  • 17%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 32.3 g
  • 10%
  • Cholesterol
  • 10 mg
  • 3%
  • Fat
  • 22.1 g
  • 34%
  • Fiber
  • 3.5 g
  • 14%
  • Protein
  • 3.3 g
  • 7%
  • Sodium
  • 757 mg
  • 30%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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