Spicy sweet potato salad

sweet potato salad

Spicy sweet potato salad

Oh how I wish I liked the taste of sweet potatoes! The health nutrition and benefits they offer are so great, plus the fact that they help minimize wrinkles up to 30% makes me want to eat them more often. But I’m not one who enjoys sweetness in my dinner, making it a challenge to incorporate them into dishes. So far, I’ve been able to create a sweet potato soup that’s more savory than sweet, and yesterday I made a spicy sweet potato salad that was so delicious, I gobbled it all up in one sitting! Success!

Lots of ingredients in this salad recipe but it doesn’t take long to prepare: Aside from the bacon, this spicy sweet potato salad is a very healthy side dish that packs a punch! The lemon juice brightens up and tames the sweetness of the potatoes while the bacon adds saltiness and a soft crunchy texture. There’s also grated ginger to zing things up and thai chilies to clear your throat and nose with their fiery spiciness.


Spicy sweet potato salad

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 12 minutes
  • Total Time: 27 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: Salad


  • 2 large sweet potatoes (peeled and cut into bite size)
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 2 slices bacon (diced)
  • 2 Thai chilies (finely chopped (or 1 jalapeno pepper))
  • 1 tablespoon ginger (peeled and grated)
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons sour cream
  • 3 scallions (finely chopped)
  • salt and pepper (to taste)


  1. Boil the potatoes until soft. Drain and set aside.
  2. In a large pan over high heat, add olive oil, bacon and garlic.
  3. Cook for 3 minutes then add potatoes. Cook for about 5 minutes, until potatoes are slightly lighter in color (they should look a little fried). Turn off the heat and let cool to room temperature.
  4. In a large mixing bowl, add grated ginger, scallions, thai chilies, and lemon juice. Mix well.
  5. Add potato mixture and sour cream to the bowl, and mix until all the ingredients are well blended, careful not to mash the potatoes too much. Serve hot or cold.


  • Calories: 461
  • Saturated Fat: 21
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