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Sweet Potato Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing Recipe
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Sweet Potato Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing Recipe

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Pairing a seasonal fruit and vegetable makes for a very pretty and unusual salad to accompany a turkey dinner. The poppy seed dressing has a citrus tang and really brings out the flavor. If you're looking for a different side dish, give it a try!
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 40 min. + chilling
MAKES:8-10 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 40 min. + chilling
MAKES: 8-10 servings


  • 6 medium sweet potatoes (about 2-1/2 pounds)
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped onion
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons poppy seeds
  • 1 teaspoon grated orange peel
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated lemon peel
  • 2 medium tart apples (about 3/4 pound), chopped
  • 2 green onions, thinly sliced

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (3/4 cup) equals 196 calories, 11 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 45 mg sodium, 23 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 1 g protein.


  1. In a large saucepan, cook sweet potatoes in boiling salted water until just tender, about 20 minutes. Cool completely.
  2. Meanwhile, in a jar with a tight-fitting lid, combine the next nine ingredients; shake well. Peel potatoes; cut each in half lengthwise, then into 1/2-in. slices.
  3. In a 4-qt. bowl, layer a fourth of the sweet potatoes, apples and onions; drizzle with a fourth of the salad dressing. Repeat layers three times. Refrigerate for 1-2 hours. Toss before serving. Yield: 8-10 servings.
Originally published as Sweet Potato Apple Salad in Taste of Home December/January 2000, p31

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Reviewed Mar. 3, 2013

"Made this for dinner for 6. Everyone enjoyed this very different salad with unique and tasty flavors. Will keep this recipe."

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