Asian Sweet Potato Salad

  • Active Time 15m
  • Total Time 50m

6 Servings


  • 3 pounds sweet potatoes
  • 1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon rinsed and minced fermented black beans, or 1 1/2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 3 scallions, thinly sliced
  • Salt and ground pepper


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Wrap the sweet potatoes in foil and roast for about 35 minutes, or until tender. Let the potatoes cool slightly, then peel and cut them into 1-inch chunks.

Heat 1 tablespoon of the oil in a small skillet. Add the garlic, black beans and ginger and cook over moderate heat, stirring, until very fragrant, 2 to 3 minutes. Remove from the heat and whisk in the vinegar and mustard. Transfer to a bowl and whisk in the remaining 1/2 cup of oil. Stir in the scallions and season with salt and pepper. Gently fold in the potatoes. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Make Ahead:

The sweet potato salad can be refrigerated overnight.

Recipe reprinted by permission of Food and Wine. All rights reserved.

RecID 3524

nutrition information per serving

445 calories; 22g total fat; 0mg cholesterol; 100mg sodium; 60g carbohydrates; 8g fiber; 5g protein

These nutrition facts are calculated according to the ingredients listed in this recipe. Any substitutions will change these facts. Although we strive for accuracy, please note that food manufacturers occasionally change their food formulas, which could affect the calculations as shown.

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