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Sweet Potato Waldorf Salad

I came up with this recipe when I promised to bring a potato salad to a picnic but had no regular potatoes on hand. The sweet potatoes were there, so I revised my regular potato salad recipe and a new dish was born! Adding the apples was an inspired touch, and the dish was a hit.—Lois Jeffery, Chesterland, Ohio
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. Cook: 25 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    2 servings


  • 1 small sweet potato
  • 1 medium apple, cubed
  • 1/4 cup chopped celery
  • 2 tablespoons chopped walnuts
  • 2 tablespoons golden raisins
  • 2 tablespoons miniature marshmallows
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons sour cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
  • Leaf lettuce, optional


  • Place sweet potato in a small saucepan; add water to cover. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cook, covered, until just tender, about 20 minutes. Drain and cool completely.
  • Peel potato and cube; combine with next five ingredients. In another bowl, combine mayonnaise, sour cream and lemon juice; pour over salad, and gently toss. Refrigerate, covered, at least 1 hour. If desired, serve on lettuce.
Nutrition Facts
3/4 cup: 294 calories, 18g fat (4g saturated fat), 5mg cholesterol, 94mg sodium, 33g carbohydrate (20g sugars, 4g fiber), 3g protein.

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  • angelasandoval
    Oct 18, 2013

    Only change I made was to use dried cranberries in place of the raisins. I loved the taste and texture combinations of this salad! However, husband and kids didn't much care for it...the 4 of them agreed that the sweet potato seemed bland next to the sweetness of the apples and cranberries.

  • castlek
    Dec 28, 2008

    Actually, I enjoyed this dish. Something different. The kids did not care for it all. More of an adult dish