Special Diet Information

Coumadin® (Warfarin)
This recipe is NOT safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.

This recipe is safe for those who are lactose intolerant.

This is a low sodium recipe.

GERD / Acid Reflux
This recipe contains GERD triggers and those with GERD may wish to avoid it.

Gluten Sensitivity
This recipe is safe for those who are sensitive to gluten.


"How often when they find a sage, As sweet as Socrates or Plato; They hand him hemlock for his wage, Or bake him like a sweet potato!"
-Don Marquis, Author

The refrigerator light goes on...

The yams are a great variation on a traditional potato salad. They're sweet and this goes great with the mayonnaise and the green onions. I love the fresh oregano flavor in this but your favorite herb will do as well.


Sweet Potato Salad

Servings: 4 | Serving size: about 1 cup

Cooking Time: 30 Minutes

This recipe can be multiplied by 2, 3, 4, 5.

This recipe makes great leftovers

3 quarts water
1 1/2 lbs sweet potatoes or yams (peeled)
4 Tbsp reduced fat mayonnaise
1/4 tsp salt
2 Tbsp fresh oregano (coarsely chopped)
2 green onions (sliced thinly)
2 Tbsp pumpkin seeds (pepitas)

Place the water in a large stock pot over high heat.

Quarter the potatoes and add to the stock pot. Cover with water by about an inch. Bring to boil and then reduce heat until the water is simmering.

Cook the potatoes about 15 - 20 minutes until slightly soft in the middle.

Remove from heat and drain water. Let the potatoes cool a bit and then cut into a large dice. Add them to a medium mixing bowl with the mayonnaise, salt, oregano, green onions and pumpkin seeds.

Fold together gently until well blended and chill for at least an hour.

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: about 1 cup

Servings: 4

Amount Per Serving

Calories 237 Calories from Fat 23
% Daily Value
Total Fat 3g 4%
    Saturated Fat 1g 3%
    Monounsaturated Fat 0g
    Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 2mg 1%
Sodium 283mg 12%
Total Carbohydrates 50g 17%
    Dietary Fiber 8g 31%
    Sugars 2g
Protein 4g
Vitamin A 7% Vitamin C 51%
Calcium 4% Iron 11%
Vitamin K 50 mcg Potassium 1443 mg
Magnesium 61 mg