Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Buffy Hargett
Prep Time
25 Mins
Cook Time
27 Mins
Chill Time
2 Hours
Makes 8 to 10 servings

This is a great make-ahead salad that is perfect as a simple side dish. Sweet potatoes, apples and walnuts give the dish a big dose of vitamins and flavor.

How to Make It

Step 1

Heat nuts in a small nonstick skillet over medium-low heat, stirring often, 8 to 10 minutes or until lightly toasted and fragrant.

Step 2

Arrange sweet potatoes in a steamer basket or stainless-steel colander in a 4- to 6-qt. Dutch oven over boiling water. Cover and steam 16 to 17 minutes or until potatoes are fork tender. Plunge potatoes into ice water to stop the cooking process; drain.

Step 3

Place apples in large bowl. Sprinkle with lime juice and no-calorie sweetener; toss gently to coat. Stir in sweet potatoes, raisins, salt, and 3 Tbsp. walnuts.

Step 4

Stir together yogurt and mayonnaise. Add yogurt mixture to sweet potato mixture, tossing gently to coat. Sprinkle with remaining 1 Tbsp. walnuts. Cover and chill 2 to 12 hours.

Step 5

Note: For testing purposes only, we used Splenda No Calorie Sweetener.

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Ratings & Reviews

gammagigi1's Review

October 22, 2013

YvetteHG's Review

November 05, 2008
This is a great alternative to egg-y potato salad. My guests loved it. We had it at a kids birthday party, and even the kids enjoyed it. A few notes: The sweet potatoes take a _lot_ longer to steam than the recipe calls for - well over 30 minutes, and some pieces were still not quite done. Check the potato chunks for black marks afterwards, because that is inevitable with sweet potatoes. I used peeled Stamen apples just because that's what I had and the kids preferred peeled apples. I used about half the yogurt-mayonnaise mix, and real yogurt & mayonnaise instead of "reduced-fat". Since I used half the creamy mix, I think the total fat content evens out. I also used organic evaporated cane sugar instead of artificial sweetener. The nuts are a nice touch, so don't skip those. Definitely making this one again, with the above changes.