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Roasted Sweet Potato Salad

Easy, roasted sweet potato salad is packed with flavor from fragrant spices, tangy-sweet balsamic vinegar, sultry vanilla, and just enough smoky chipotle to make it tingle. A healthy side dish that's perfect for summer potlucks and autumn feasts! Click on the sweet potato link for the instructions on roasting sweet potatoes. Other links in this recipe are affiliate links to the product.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American - Southwest
Keyword apple, autumn, brown sugar, chipotle, cinnamon, easy, fall, pecans, smoky, southwestern, spicy, sweet, tangy
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Resting time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 10 servings
Calories 330kcal
Author Marye


Roast Sweet Potato Salad

  • 3 1/2 pounds Sweet potatoes ,diced and roasted
  • 3 stalks of celery , sliced
  • 1 large honey crisp apple , diced -- may substitute Granny Smith or MacIntosh - leave the peels on
  • 1 cup pecans , toasted and chopped
  • 1 medium onion , diced
  • 1/4 cup candied ginger , chopped
  • 1 tablespoon Chipotle in adobo ,chopped -optional but fantastic
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Vanilla Balsamic Vinaigrette

  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 cup spiced cider
  • 1/3 cup light oil (walnut, peanut, etc)
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons honey , may substitute maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • Pinch of cloves
  • 1 tablespoon chipotle in adobo sauce , mashed



  • Let sweet potatoes cool after roasting.
  • Add the sweet potatoes and the rest of the salad ingredients to a large bowl.
  • Pour the vinaigrette over all.
  • Toss lightly, serve or chill for up to four days.

Vanilla Balsamic Vinaigrette

  • Whisk ingredients together and allow to mellow for 20 minutes if possible.
  • Pour over salad and allow flavors to mingle for at least an hour or up to three days.


Calories: 330kcal | Carbohydrates: 48g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 150mg | Potassium: 659mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 20g | Vitamin A: 452.9% | Vitamin C: 7.8% | Calcium: 6.7% | Iron: 8%