Are you looking for a tasty dish to serve at your next picnic or barbecue? This delicious sweet potato salad is packed with flavor and perfect to serve to your friends and family! Ditch the boring old potato salad for something a little different!
I love sweet potatoes! As a kid I only associated them with Thanksgiving, smushed up and topped with marshmallows. Now I’m not saying I don’t still love them like that but as an adult I’ve realized they are delicious in so many other ways! Like, if I’m at a restaurant and there is an option for sweet potato fries, I do a little bit of a happy dance!
So I decided to try and create a potato salad made with sweet potatoes! We do a ton of outdoor eating and entertaining throughout the summer so I make a lot of potato and pasta salads. I will definitely be adding this sweet potato salad into the rotation because it was a huge hit!
Here’s what you’ll need for this sweet potato salad –
6-8 – Medium size sweet potatoes (about 3lbs)
4- Green Onions
3/4- Cup Mayonnaise
3/4- Cup Sour Cream
2- tsp Dried Dill
1- Tbsp Balsamic Vinegar
1- 12 oz. Jar Roasted Red Peppers
Salt to taste
The first thing you need to do is get your sweet potatoes chopped and cooked. You’ll want to get a big pot of water boiling with just a pinch of salt. Peel and chop your sweet potatoes into bite size pieces then place them in the the boiling water.
Let them boil uncovered for 10-15 minutes, test them for softness at about 10 minutes. You want them to be fork tender but not mushy. Once they’re cooked drain them and run cold water over them.
Now finely chop your roasted red peppers and green onions and put them in a large bowl. Add in your mayo, sour cream dill, and balsamic vinegar stir everything together until thoroughly mixed.
Pour your sweet potatoes in the large bowl and stir to coat them with the sour cream mixture. Do a taste test and if it needs a little salt sprinkle some in!
You’ll want to let it chill about an hour before eating, let the flavors blend together. It keeps beautifully so you can make it ahead of your picnic or party and just pull it out of the fridge when you’re ready!
That’s it! Just serve and enjoy this sweet potato salad with your friends and family!
What is your favorite way to eat sweet potatoes? Have you ever put them in a salad?