Sweet and Smoky Sweet Potato Salad

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Gourmandise Sweet Potato Salad

Sweet and Smoky Sweet Potato Salad

Course: Salads & Dressings, Side Dishes
Potato need not be slathered in mayo or reserved for picnics. No, this salad is hearty enough to be served as a main dish and brighten up your otherwise bland winter palate with the sweet and sour notes from smoked paprika, lime zest and tender tubers.
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  • 2 lbs Yams or sweet potatoes
  • 1/2 cup Olive oil
  • 2 tsp Salt
  • 2 cloves Garlic
  • 1 tsp Ground cumin
  • 1 tsp Smoke paprika
  • 2 tsp Fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tsp Fresh lime juice
  • 1 tsp Lime zest
  • 2 Tbsp Fresh chopped parsley
  • 2 Tbsps Fresh chopped cilantro


  • Preheat your oven to 400 F.
  • Peel and cut the sweet potatoes into 1” cubes. Toss with 2 Tbsps of the olive oil and a pinch of your salt and bake on a cookie sheet in one even layer for about 15 minutes. Prick the potatoes with a fork and continue baking until tender but not falling apart.
  • While the potatoes are cooking, prepare the dressing by combining all the other ingredients except for the parsley and cilantro in a large bowl. Once the potatoes are cooked, toss them in the dressing. Let them finish cooking and cooling in this bowl.
  • Just before serving, toss the parsley and cilantro into the bowl.