The BEST Sweet Potato Salad with Bacon! Easy, healthy recipe with no mayo. The zippy dressing makes this similar to German potato salad, but even better. Paleo and gluten free.
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Sweet Potato Salad with Bacon

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
An easy and healthy sweet potato salad recipe with bacon and zippy mustard dressing. Fantastic flavor! No mayo, Paleo friendly, and great for potlucks.

Ingredients

For the sweet potato salad:

  • 4 slices thick-cut bacon cooked
  • 3 large sweet potatoes — peeled and cut into chunks (I do a rough 3/4 inch, but you can do any size you like)
  • 1 cup thinly sliced celery hearts
  • 1 cup thinly sliced green onions

For the mustard dressing:

  • 1 jalapeno pepper — seeded and minced*
  • 2 tablespoons whole-grain mustard
  • 2 garlic cloves — minced
  • 3 tablespoons  rice vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper

Instructions

  1. Bring a large bot of salted water to a boil, then add the sweet potatoes. Simmer just until fork tender, about 10 to 15 minutes depending upon the size of your potato chunks. Drain, gently and quickly rinse with cold water, then set aside.
  2. If necessary, cook the bacon according to these easy steps. Once cool, crumble it into a large bowl. Add the celery and green onions.
  3. Prepare the mustard dressing: In a small bowl or large measuring cup, whisk together the jalapeno (or fresno chile), mustard, garlic, vinegar, olive oil, salt, and pepper.
  4. Add the sweet potatoes to the bowl with the bacon, drizzle with the dressing, then toss gently to combine. Taste and season with additional salt/pepper as desired. Serve warm, chilled, or at room temperature.

Recipe Notes

  • I've enjoyed this sweet potato salad cold, at room temperature, and even warmed up as a side at dinner. Store leftovers in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.
  • *The original recipe calls for a red Fresno chili. I was unable to find one, and swapped a seeded jalapeño. It was delicious!
Course: Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Healthy Sweet Potato Salad, Paleo Side Dish Recipe, Sweet Potato Salad with Bacon

Nutrition Information

Amount per serving (1 (of 6)) — Calories: 222, Fat: 13g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Cholesterol: 7mg, Sodium: 359mg, Carbohydrates: 23g, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 4g, Protein: 5g

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