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Sweet Potato Apple Salad

Rated as 4.62 out of 5 Stars

"Pairing a seasonal fruit and vegetable makes for a very pretty and unusual salad to accompany a turkey dinner. The poppy seed dressing has a citrus tang and really brings out the flavor. If you're looking for a different side dish, give it a try!"
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40 m servings
Original recipe yields 8 servings


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  1. In a large saucepan, cook sweet potatoes in boiling salted water until just tender, about 20 minutes. Cool completely.
  2. Meanwhile, in a jar with a tight-fitting lid, combine the next nine ingredients; shake well. Peel potatoes; cut each in half lengthwise, then into 1/2-in. slices. In a 4-qt. bowl, layer a fourth of the sweet potatoes, apples and onions; drizzle with a fourth of the salad dressing. Repeat layers three times. Refrigerate for 1-2 hours. Toss before serving.


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Made this one for a large gathering and found everyone enjoyed it. Found that when making a lot of salads it is easier to store them in zip top bags in the fridge and then put them in bowls onl...

I'm always looking for new ways to enjoy sweet potatoes (easily my favorite vegetable), and I really enjoyed this salad! I cut the oil in half and omitted the minced onion (green onions gave it...

Not only for Thanksgiving! I made this for a BBQ this summer and had to promise to send the recipe. Very unusual and healthy!

Made this last nite for a BBQ and it was a hit! I made a few changes: skipped the chopped onion since the green onions I had were large, added raisins, diced celery, and sunflower seeds. Yummy...

Absolutely delicious! Great to take to a summertime function as this salad contain no mayo. It was much quicker to fold the salad components together rather than to layer as directed -- just b...

Excellent side with anything. Hearty and easy!

I followed the recipe exactly and it had really good flavor! My one problem was cooking the sweet potatoes. Mine were fairly large and tubular, so the ends were well-cooked, but the middles we...

Excellent flavor combination; very refreshing for a picnic gathering or any potluck for that matter. Adding to the reviewer's comment about not overcooking the sweet potatoes, I microwaved them...

Delicious! I reduced the amount of olive oil to 1/4 cup and left out the finely chopped onion as suggested by some others. I also steamed potato halves & then peeled & sliced them. The flavor...