Marinated Sweet Potato Salad

Total Time

Prep: 40 min. + chilling


12 servings

Updated: Jan. 01, 2018
My dad has been growing sweet potatoes for more than two decades. My brother and I have been partners in the operation for the last several years. This recipe, from the amazing women in our lives, is a terrific way to serve our favorite vegetable. —Tim Jack Edmondson, Vardaman, Mississippi
Marinated Sweet Potato Salad Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 8 medium sweet potatoes (about 4 pounds)
  • 1 cup tarragon vinegar
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 medium onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 medium green pepper, julienned


  1. Place sweet potatoes in a large saucepan or Dutch oven; cover with water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and cook for 20-23 minutes or just until tender. Drain; cool slightly and peel.
  2. Meanwhile, in a jar with a tight-fitting lid, combine the next 9 ingredients; shake well.
  3. Cut potatoes in half lengthwise; cut potato halves into 1/4-in. slices. Place in a large bowl. Add the onion and green pepper. Shake dressing; drizzle over potato mixture and gently toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate for at least 3 hours. Discard bay leaves.

Nutrition Facts

3/4 cup: 222 calories, 9g fat (1g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 112mg sodium, 33g carbohydrate (15g sugars, 4g fiber), 2g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 2 fat.