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Marinated Sweet Potato Salad Recipe

My dad, Carter, has been growing sweet potatoes for 20 years. My brother, P.K., and I have been partners in the operation for the last 2. This recipe, from our mom, Bettye, and our wives, Stephanie and Mary, is a terrrific way to serve our favorite vegetable.—Edmondson Farms, Tim Jack Edmondson, Vardaman, Mississippi
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 40 min. + chilling YIELD:14-16 servings

Ingredients

  • 8 medium sweet potatoes (about 3-1/2 pounds)
  • 1 cup tarragon or cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup vegetable 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, halved and thinly sliced
  • 1 medium green pepper, julienned

Directions

  • 1. In a large saucepan, cook sweet potatoes in boiling salted water just until tender, about 20 minutes. Cool completely. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine the next nine ingredients; set aside. Peel potatoes; cut in half lengthwise, then into 1/4-in. slices. In a large bowl, combine the sweet potatoes, onion and green pepper. Add dressing and gently toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate for at least 3 hours. Discard bay leaves before serving. Yield: 14-16 servings

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 129 calories, 7g fat (1g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 80mg sodium, 16g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 2g fiber), 1g protein.

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