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#Makeitmine Recipe Challenge: Potato Salad

Thursday, July 4, 2013

I don't think I've ever met a potato salad I didn't like.  I tend to like vinegary German-style potato salads, and I really wanted to make a Salad Niçoise for this challenge.  However, I was vetoed.  So instead a made a sweet potato salad with some things we have here at the lake cabin.

Sorry about the terrible photos.  It's dark and rainy here, and the florescent lights don't help!

Sweet Potato Salad

3 medium sweet potatoes,  peeled and cubed
4 tablespoons lemon juice, divided
2 celery ribs, thinly sliced
1 can (11 ounces) mandarin oranges, drained
1 cup Hellman's mayonnaise
2 tablespoons orange juice
1 tablespoon honey
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon 
1/4 cup chopped pecans

1.  Place sweet potatoes in a medium saucepan and cover with water; bring to a boil. Reduce heat. Cover and cook for 10 minutes or until tender. Drain and place in a bowl. Add 2 tablespoons lemon juice and toss. Add celery and oranges.
2.  In a small bowl, combine the mayonnaise, orange juice, honey, salt, ginger, cinnamon and remaining lemon juice. Pour over potato mixture and toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate for at least thirty minutes before serving. Sprinkle individual servings with pecans.  If you have time, sugared pecans are very good on this salad!

See the other potato salad recipes here!

Until next time...

Ricki Jill


  1. Yum, yum, yum! And I love the fancy corningware pattern you have at the lake! Classic! ;)

  2. I have never heard of Sweet Potato Salad! This looks like dessert to me. :) I'm going to pin it for later. I would love to try it. :)

    Thanks for sharing your recipe.

  3. This looks AHMAZING! I'm going to try it super soon!

  4. ooh that looks so good! I do love a good Niçoise


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