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Picnic Sweet Potato Salad

A homemade vinaigrette coats this colorful salad chock-full of sweet potato cubes. It’s ideal for warm-weather picnics and patio parties, but my family loves it year-round! —Mary Leverette, Columbia, South Carolina
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    13 servings (3/4 cup each)


  • 4 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 3 medium apples, chopped
  • 6 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 3 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2/3 cup canola oil
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar


  • Place sweet potatoes in a Dutch oven and cover with water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and cook for 10-15 minutes or just until tender. Drain.
  • Transfer to a large bowl; cool to room temperature. Add the apples, bacon, onion, parsley, salt and pepper to the potatoes. In a small bowl, whisk oil and vinegar. Pour over salad; toss gently to coat. Chill until serving.
Nutrition Facts
3/4 cup: 169 calories, 12g fat (2g saturated fat), 3mg cholesterol, 163mg sodium, 13g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 2g fiber), 2g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 fat, 1 starch.

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  • MrsKase
    May 17, 2012

    I used precooked real bacon pieces and extra-virgin olive oil. I added sliced roasted sweet peppers. This was delicious-Thank You!

  • coveclarinet
    Mar 8, 2012

    This was terrible. We were supposed to go to a pot luck supper but we went out to eat because we would have been embarrassed to take this dish. It was bland and oily. There was nothing I could think of to improve it. It ended up in the garbage. This was the worst Taste of Home recipe i have ever tried.

  • chelseakqt
    Aug 14, 2011

    Absolutely love this salad! It's great to take to get-togethers. Everyone raves about it!