Yam (Sweet Potato) Salad

"There are a number of similar recipes here, but this one, I feel, really features the potato ingredient! The original of the recipe was found in the Nov 2003 cookbooklet Crisco Best Recipes -- Year-Round Holiday Magic."
 
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Ready In:
30mins
Ingredients:
9
Serves:
6
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ingredients

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directions

  • In a large pot, steam prepared yams 10 to 15 minutes or until tender, then remove from steamer.
  • When cool enough to handle, peel yams (if desired; I don't), then place in a large salad bowl.
  • While yams cool, combine vinegar, pickle relish, mustard, salt & pepper in a small jar with a tight-fitting lid, & shake well.
  • Add vegetable oil & shake again, before pouring over yams & tossing them to coat.
  • Add green onions & red pepper & either serve at room temperature or chilled.

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Reviews

  1. VeggieCook98
    BEST POTATO SALAD EVER!!! :D Oh my gosh. I used dill pickle relish because thats all I had, and I added a pinch of sugar, but other then that, I made it exactly as directed. This is going straight into my Best of 2012 cookbook!! Thanks!! :D
     
  2. duonyte
    I got only three servings from this recipe - we really liked it a lot. I omitted the relish, and subbed raspberry vinegar for the cider, as I had none of the later. I probably would use just a bit less vinegar next time. I also did not need to use all of the dressing. This is a great and different way to use sweet potatoes, great for summer picnics.
     
  3. adopt a greyhound
    Great salad to go with our burger. Made half the recipe for one sweet potato. Will make less dressing next time. First time steaming sweet potato, mine took more than 15 min.
     
  4. Happy Harry 2
    OMG!!!! This was wonderful! Certainly deserves more than 5 stars. For color sake I used both the both orange and beige fleshed sweet potatoes (who knows what is a yam nowadays as different stores name them differently). Steamed them and did not remove the skin. I suggest not taking it off as the orange potatoes got softer then the beige one and I think the skin kept them from breaking up. The only thing I changed was to use balsamic vinegar instead of cider. Oops, forgot....I added one tbls of mayo at the end as I thought it was a bit dry but that was so very little in this amt. of salad.
     
  5. Nana3063
    This is wonderful! I roasted my sweet potatoes with the skins on with a little olive oil, cracked black pepper and sea salt. Let them cool then mixed with other salad ingredients. I added more sweet pickle relish to the salad. Also added a little sugar to the dressing. We are not fond of a strong vinegar flavor so I cut it with the sweetness. Everyone loved it- even those who say they do not like sweet potatoes. Better after cooling!
     
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  1. Happy Harry 2
    OMG!!!! This was wonderful! Certainly deserves more than 5 stars. For color sake I used both the both orange and beige fleshed sweet potatoes (who knows what is a yam nowadays as different stores name them differently). Steamed them and did not remove the skin. I suggest not taking it off as the orange potatoes got softer then the beige one and I think the skin kept them from breaking up. The only thing I changed was to use balsamic vinegar instead of cider. Oops, forgot....I added one tbls of mayo at the end as I thought it was a bit dry but that was so very little in this amt. of salad.
     
  2. duonyte
    I got only three servings from this recipe - we really liked it a lot. I omitted the relish, and subbed raspberry vinegar for the cider, as I had none of the later. I probably would use just a bit less vinegar next time. I also did not need to use all of the dressing. This is a great and different way to use sweet potatoes, great for summer picnics.
     

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