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Sweet Potato Salad with Canned Yams

Sweet Potato Salad with Canned Yams is as easy as it is delicious. Starting with canned sweet potatoes is a super time-saver, and the result is a slightly sweet and very special cold potato salad.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time0 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
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Servings: 10 servings
Calories: 201kcal
Author: Barbara

Ingredients

  • 40 ounces canned sweet potatoes (or yams), drained and diced
  • 1 1/4 cups mayonnaise (or Miracle Whip) add up to 1 1/2 cups
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 4 hard boiled eggs, chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups celery, diced
  • 8 green onions, chopped

Instructions

  • Mix all ingredients gently in a large bowl.
    Sweet Potato Salad with Canned Yams is as easy as it is delicious. Starting with canned sweet potatoes is a super time-saver, and the result is a slightly sweet and very special cold potato salad.
  • Cover and refrigerate for a minimum 2-4 hours before serving.
    Sweet Potato Salad with Canned Yams is as easy as it is delicious. Starting with canned sweet potatoes is a super time-saver, and the result is a slightly sweet and very special cold potato salad.

Notes

  • This is a cold sweet potato salad.
  • Look for canned yams in water, not syrup.
  • Drain the canned yams well before dicing.
  • Regular yellow mustard would work too instead of Dijon
  • Substitute Miracle Whip for Mayonnaise, if desired.
  • Start with 1 1/4 cups Mayonnaise, and then add up to 1/4 additional cup if needed.
  • Substitute regular, chopped onions for green onions.
  • To allow the flavors to meld, refrigerate a minimum of 2 to 4 hours before serving this sweet potato salad with mayo.
  • Try our other favorite cold salad---Old Fashioned Pea Salad.
  • For easy travel, pack and serve out of one of these adorable serving bowls with a lid to prevent spills while traveling. 
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Nutrition

Calories: 201kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 79mg | Sodium: 437mg | Potassium: 483mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 16376IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 59mg | Iron: 1mg