Southern Sweet Potato Salad

READY IN: 1hr 15mins
Recipe by TGirl

Submitted by request. This is a new twist to that same old potato salad. Prep time includes time to boil potatoes. Cook time is actually chill time for finished dish.

Top Review by grfox33

Oh! MY GOD!!! This is delicious!!! I used light Mayo, and no orange juice or canned. It is still delicious. I can't wait to try the real recipe with the orange juice and sections. I would have never thought to put mayo on sweet potatoes. The gingr and nutmeg--great. I used fresh for both so cut down on both amounts. Thankyou TGirl,Rn. I have a friend who is dreaming of this as I write.....another southern girl.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook sweet potatoes in boiling salted water until tender, about 5-8 minutes.
  2. Drain potatoes and toss with lemon juice.
  3. In large bowl, combine mayonnaise, orange juice, honey, orange zest, ginger, salt, and nutmeg.
  4. Add potatoes, celery, and dates, tossing to coat.
  5. Cover and chill.
  6. Before serving, gently stir in pecans.
  7. Spoon salad onto lettuce-lined platter.
  8. Arrange mandarin orange segments around salad.

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