Potato salad = summer. To me. I know it's not summer but it's feeling like it! I've been making potato salad for many years and usually make it about the same way. So when I read a recipe that was pretty much like mine but included sweet potatoes, I was delighted.
I usually add a bit of vinegar, sugar and maybe some spices to my dressing but I kept this simple. I did still change the recipe some to my taste.
The main thing I liked about this was that it made the salad so much prettier than regular potato salad. For that reason alone, I will always use sweet potatoes in my potato salad. They tasted great too!
I did overcook my potatoes so mine was a bit mushy. I tested them and they were perfect and then left briefly to go deal with a child and by the time I came back, they were mush. I tend to overcook things quite often. So especially the sweet potatoes did get mushy but it was still pretty and tasted fantastic.
I am linking this to Side Dish Showdown at Cinnamon Spice & Everything Nice. She has awesome pictures. Go there now. :-)
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Also linked with On The Grill over at Our Homeschool Home! She has awesome summer recipes too!
Sweet Potato, Potato Salad
Adapted from Allrecipes
3 regular potatoes, I used a bit less than 1 1/2 lbs.
1 sweet potato, I used a bit less than 1 lb.
3 hard boiled eggs
2 stalks of celery, finely diced
1/2 cup onion, finely diced
1/2 cup mayo or miracle whip, light (I used miracle whip, light)
1 tsp. mustard
Salt and pepper
Dice potatoes into very small chunks and boil until done but still slightly firm. Drain and cool potatoes in refrigerator. Chop eggs and add them, the celery and the onion to the potatoes. Whisk together the mayo, mustard, salt and pepper. Add to potato mixture, toss well to coat. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
Total calories = 1318
8 servings = 165 calories
Green Chile Pepper & Cream Cheese Burger + 1 serving Sweet Potato Salad = 536 calorie dinner.
Calories calculated from Calorieking.com. Some numbers are rounded and approximate.