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Good-for-You Sweet Potato Salad

Good-for-You Sweet Potato Salad


  • 3 large sweet potatoes
  • 1 bunch scallions (about 6), trimmed and thinly sliced
  • 2 celery stalks, chopped
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh parsley
  • 1/3 cup reduced-fat mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup nonfat buttermilk
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste


  1. Cut sweet potatoes into bite-size chunks. Place in a steamer and steam (over boiling water) for 10 minutes or until tender when pierced with a sharp knife. Let cool, then transfer to a large bowl. Add scallions, celery, and parsley.
  2. Whisk together mayonnaise, buttermilk, lemon juice, and mustard until creamy. Pour over potato mixture and gently toss to mix. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Refrigerate until ready to serve. To jazz up flavor, add a tablespoon of sweet pickle relish and several halved cherry tomatoes or both.


  • Nutritional information includes 1/8 teaspoon of added salt per serving.

Nutrition Information

Per serving: 113 kcal cal., 5 g fat (1 g sat. fat), 465 mg sodium, 3 g fiber, 4 g sugar, 2 g pro., 52 mg calcium, 1 mg iron. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet


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