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Chipotle Sweet Potato Salad

I love the velvety taste and texture of sweet potatoes. A friend served sweet potatoes cooked with peppers and they tasted delicious together. I took those flavors and developed them into this creamy, smoky potato salad. —Carolyn Eskew, Dayton, Ohio
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Bake: 25 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    9 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 pounds sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 3/4-inch pieces (about 7 cups)
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped sweet onion
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped celery
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped seeded fresh poblano pepper
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and finely chopped
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1/2 to 1 teaspoon ground chipotle pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • Minced fresh cilantro

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 425°. Place sweet potatoes in a parchment-lined 15x10x1-in. baking pan; cover tightly with foil. Roast until tender, 25-30 minutes. Cool. Transfer to a large bowl.
  • Add onion, celery, poblano and jalapeno. Combine mayonnaise, lime juice, chipotle pepper, salt and pepper; pour over potato mixture and toss gently to coat. Refrigerate, covered, until serving. Sprinkle with cilantro.

Test Kitchen tip
  • If you're going to chill this salad for more than a couple of hours before serving, stir in just half of the dressing mixture. Add the rest right before serving for a nice creamy texture.

  • Editor's Note
    Wear disposable gloves when cutting hot peppers; the oils can burn skin. Avoid touching your face.
    Nutrition Facts
    3/4 cup: 322 calories, 18g fat (3g saturated fat), 2mg cholesterol, 278mg sodium, 38g carbohydrate (16g sugars, 5g fiber), 3g protein.

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    Reviews

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    • justmbeth
      Aug 28, 2019

      Absolutely fantastic! The potatoes cooked perfectly using this method.

    • amygattuso
      Jul 23, 2019

      Super delicious, a little heat, went perfect with Cuban sandwiches

    • Rashmi
      Jun 4, 2019

      nice

    • Anonymous
      Jun 4, 2019

      very nice

    • randcbruns
      Jun 1, 2019

      This is a great twist on a classic potato salad. I love the sweet and spicy combo..