Sweet Potato Salad

Sweet Potato Salad

5 from 6 reviews

Sweet Potato Salad is a perfect combination of sweet, savory, and a little spice! Tossed together with a creamy homemade dressing, this sweet potato salad is the perfect side dish for summer parties and picnics.


  • 2 1/2 lbs sweet potatoes peeled and cut in bite size chunks
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper (optional)
  • 1 small onion chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups corn
  • 2 stalks celery chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper diced small
  • 3 scallions chopped


  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/3 cup salsa
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees
  2. Combine sweet potatoes, 3 tablespoons olive oil, salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder and crushed red pepper (if desired) in a large Ziploc style bag and shake to coat. Place on parchment covered baking and roast until fork tender; 30-35 minutes. Cool completely.
  3. In small bowl whisk together mayonnaise, salsa and lime juice.
  4. Add 1 tablespoon olive oil to a large skillet over medium heat and swirl to coat pan.  Add chopped onion and corn to the hot skillet; flip every 2-3 minutes with a spatula.  Cook 7-10 minutes or until the corn is light golden brown. Cool completely.
  5. In a large bowl combine sweet potatoes, corn and onions, celery, red bell peppers, and scallions. Add the salsa dressing and stir gently to combine.

Keywords: potato salad, sweet potato corn salad, summer potato salad, summer party food, recipe using sweet potatoes, blackened corn and sweet potato salad

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