Caribbean Sweet Potato Salad

Caribbean Sweet Potato Salad

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"This is a 90's potato salad - a new and improved, redone, much better potato salad. Not only does it have a sweet potato, in addition to a Russet potato, but it also contains corn, cucumber, and peanuts! Corn oil will do if you don't have canola."

Ingredients 1 h {{adjustedServings}} servings 231 cals

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  • Calories:
  • 231 kcal
  • 12%
  • Fat:
  • 12.6 g
  • 19%
  • Carbs:
  • 27.8g
  • 9%
  • Protein:
  • 4.6 g
  • 9%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 290 mg
  • 12%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Place the Russet potato pieces into a large saucepan, and cover with salted water. Bring to a boil, turn the heat down, and simmer for 10 minutes. Add the sweet potato, and cook about 15 minutes more. Remove a piece of each potato, and cut it in half to see if it is cooked enough. Once the potatoes are tender, add corn kernels; cook another 30 seconds. Drain through a colander. Fill the saucepan with cold water, and drop vegetables into water. Cool for 5 minutes, and drain.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together mustard, lime juice, cilantro, and garlic. Slowly whisk in oil. Mix in salt and black pepper.
  3. Cut cooled potatoes into 1 inch cubes, and add to dressing along with cucumber, and red onion. Toss well. Serve at room temperature or chilled. Toss the peanuts in just before serving.
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Come on people!Doesn't anybody taste the dishes they make before they serve them?!I'm so tired of people giving a recipe a bad review because it didn't have enough flavor,salt,spice etc.Adding more flavor is about the easiest change you can make to a recipe.Make it,taste it,if it needs something more for your taste,add it!Everyone's taste is different~think for yourselves!Don't blindly follow a recipe that was made to a different persons idea of flavorful! That said~this was a great start and a great recipe once I personalized the flavor level.I added more lime,mustard,garlic,salt and pepper,and used 1Tbs veg. oil and 1Tbs peanut oil.I also used Yukon Gold potatoes because I like their texture more than Russet's.Great looking,great tasting,great texture! Enough said!


5 stars only for Great recipes -- this one deserves it! Don't be put off by negative reviews... some people just don't get it. This is NOT a potluck item or the deli slop you get at the supermarket; it's designed to be featured in a menu of complementary dishes. I continued the Caribbean theme and grilled jerk chicken (Jay's), accompanied with a spicy mango salsa (both recipes on this website) and rice. As with all dishes calling for produce or herbs, freshness is key! -- most ingredients were purchased the same day at a farmer's market. Used Yukon potatoes and fresh sweet corn sliced from the cob. Cucumbers add an unexpected freshness and texture. After a decade of cilantro overkill, this dished utilized it for maximum definition. The dressing was wonderful; just added a little extra lime for zip. Will be using this dish repeatedly -- especially at potlucks where previous reviewers will leave it for me to take home and devour!


Loved this. I made it for a gathering and everyone loved it! I used parsley instead of cilantro...only because I goofed when I bought it, but I'm not a big fan of cilantro so it worked out for me! I also doubled the entire dressing part of the recipe and used about 2/3 of the amount of the dressing I made. I bought two medium russet potatoes because they didn't have the giant ones, also bought a yam (or so it was labled - I don't really know the difference). Also, I cooked the potatoes the day before, dunked them in ice water after cooking (as stated) and then sealed them a plastic container in the fridge. I think this really helps set the potatoes so that they don't fall apart. I also made the dressing the day before and I think that helped meld the flavors. I mixed the solid ingredients at home before taking to the outing and I put the dressing on at the VERY LAST minute right before serving.