Total Time
Prep 25 mins
Cook 0 mins

Refreshing and colorful, this novel combination is a tasty alternative to regular potato salad! Prep time does not include chill time.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a bowl, blend mayonnaise, buttermilk, lemon juice, mustard and sugar until smooth.
  2. In a large bowl, combine sweet potatoes, peas, pepper and onions.
  3. Pour dressing over all; toss to blend.
  4. Chill 2 hours or overnight.
  5. To serve, spoon salad into a large bowl lined with spinach; top with bacon.
Most Helpful

I am not a huge fan of regular potato salad, and I love sweet potatoes, so I figured I'd give this one a shot. It has the most unique and wonderful flavor and texture than any salad I have ever had. I halved the recipe because that was all the sweet potatoes I had, and I used bacon bits instead of real bacon (which I will definitely use next time) I used lite mayo and did add a little salt and black pepper, and it turned out wonderful!! Thank you, Mark from yooperland, for a great new way to make sweet potatoes!!:) ~Manda

Manda November 28, 2002

Nice twist on potato salad. Everyone at the table gave it the thumbs up. I'm not a fan of mayo or drowning salads. For us, this was perfect with half the amount of dressing. The second time I made it, I subbed cucumbers for the peas. We liked it even better with the crunchy cukes setting off the tender sweet potatoes.

Cinnamon Turtle December 07, 2010

Wow! This is really good. I even liked it warm. The flavors come together so nicely. I added 1/2 cup finely chopped celery for a little crunch. Really good. Thanks for sharing this winner of a recipe!!

mkambrose September 19, 2013