Nutty Sweet Potato Salad

  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 20 mins
  • Servings: 6
  • About This Recipe

    “This is a unique potato salad with a great flavor.”


  • 2largesweet potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks( about 1 1/4 lbs)
  • 3tablespoonsreduced-calorie mayonnaise
  • 3tablespoonsfresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoonfive-spice powder
  • 1/4 cupchopped walnuts, , toasted
  • 1/2 cupcurrants
  • 1/8 teaspoontable salt, or to taste
  • 1/8 teaspoonblack pepper, or to taste
  • Directions

  • Steam sweet potato chunks until tender, about 10 minutes; cool to room temperature.
  • Whisk together mayonnaise, lemon juice and five-spice powder.
  • Pour over sweet potatoes and toss gently.
  • Add walnuts and currants; toss.
  • Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  • Reviews

  • “This recipe was exotic tasting and so delicious.I enjoyed the cinnamony flavor of the 5 spice powder, and my DH loved the addition of the roasted walnuts. I do have to admit to not liking the dressing. It tasted way way to lemony for us.I tinkered with it, adding more mayo and a pinch of salt and sugar to temper the sour taste. Next time I make this…and I will…I am going to use lemon yogurt with a spoonful of honey and at least a 1/2 tsp. of 5 spice powder. I always have fun making your recipes, Mirj!”

  • “I just loved this recipe and followed it exactly and found it perfect.To me it has a real middle eastern flavour to it.I served it with Lebanese skewered chicken Pieces and it complimented it beautifully. Thanks Mirj”

  • “DH and I both thought this had really good flavor.I followed the recipe exactly, but we just didn’t care for the contrast in textures between the sweet potatoes, the raisins and the nuts combined.I think it is possible we might like it better if I steamed the sweet potatoes only until they are tender-crisp next time.Thank you for sharing Mirj.”

  • “We had this for dinner tonight with the sweet potatoes hot.I just loved it.Omited the lemon juice as I used Miracle Whip.”