Tropical Sweet Potato Salad

READY IN: 28mins
Recipe by weekend cooker

A great choice instead of the traditional potato salad. The spices, pineapple, and toasted pecans provide the perfect complement to the naturally sweet yams.

Top Review by mybirdzone

Yum! I was looking for something different and this is it! Didn't have any green onion and omitted the nuts due to allergy and this is still fantastic! I used pineapple tidbits which were the perfect size for my dish. The nutmeg really stands out. Oh dear, I just realized I forgot to add the lemon juice. Can't wait to make this again and share it with guests.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large saucepan, cook sweet potatoes for 8-10 minutes in boiling water just until tender. Do not overcook.
  2. Drain and toss with lemon juice, and set aside.
  3. Add celery, green onions, pineapple chunks, and pecans.
  4. In a small bowl, combine mayonnaise, orange rind, orange juice, ghoney, ginger, and salt.
  5. Mix the mayonnaise dressing with sweet potato mixture, tossing gently.
  6. Serve immediately, or cover and chill.

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