Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Yukon Gold and Roasted Sweet Potato Salad

So pretty before it all got tossed together!
Here's a recipe you might just love! It's quite a departure from a traditional potato salad, with the colorful addition of sweet potatoes, and a dressing made with more Greek yogurt than mayonnaise. The inspiration for this recipe is a salad my daughter Meghan shared with me, one that is made at the restaurant where she works. I loved the flavors and the lightness of it all. If you want to incorporate a boatload of healthy ingredients into a cool and creamy summer salad and still feel as though you're indulging, this potato salad is for you (and your happy friends!). 


2 bags of the small Yukon Gold potatoes (about 4 lbs. total), unpeeled
2 sweet potatoes, peeled
¼ of a small red or sweet onion, finely chopped
zest of half a lemon
one half to one cup chopped Kale (I just used the fringy outer leaves)

1 cup plain Greek yogurt
¼ cup mayonnaise
2 tablespoons stone-ground mustard
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 tablespoon sugar

salt and pepper to taste (I didn't add any!)

Boil the Yukon Gold potatoes just until fork tender (about 20 minutes). Drain. Allow to cool.

Roast the sweet potatoes: cut in ½-inch slices and toss in a couple of tablespoons olive oil. Place on cookie sheet (I lined mine with parchment paper) and bake in 425-degree preheated oven for 20 minutes, turning with a spatula at 10 minutes.
Allow to cool.

Cut potatoes in fourths (both the Yukon gold and the sliced sweet potatoes). Place in a large bowl. Add chopped onion, lemon zest, and chopped kale.

Make dressing: whisk together Greek yogurt, mayonnaise, mustard, lemon juice, and sugar.

Pour dressing over potatoes and the other ingredients in the bowl and toss lightly.

Chill, and then chill with your friends! 


  1. This sounds great. My daughters and I have been trying to eat healthier again, and looking for new ideas to add in to our lunches.

    1. I can't even tell you how delicious it is! The combination of flavors is perfect! Thanks for your comment, Teresa!

  2. This looks so good. My kind of food!

    1. Fran, you know I was thinking that after I posted the recipe! I know how interested you are in healthy make-overs for traditional recipes, and this one is really good!

    2. Especially good for my daughter who can't eat the pasta salads!

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  4. Great recipe for the summer! Definitely will try this one.