Feta Cheese Sweet Potato Salad

Sweet Potato and Feta SaladThis recipe came about because it’s winter and I didn’t want to make a regular potato salad.  That probably doesn’t make any sense, but to me potato salad is a summer food, reminiscent of sunshine and picnics.  Serving it up when the temperatures are in the 50s or below is like teasing a child with candy they cannot have.  If it’s not warm outside, don’t show me potato salad.Sweet Potato SaladHowever, I have a large amount of sweet potatoes in my refrigerator and I needed a new way to serve them.   Although I love them as fries, chips or mashed, I really wanted something different.  I decided a salad made from sweet potatoes would be appropriate for cold weather because, well,  they are cold weather food.   I might not make any sense, but I thought you might like to see how my convoluted thought process works.

Frugal Tip: I bought these sweet potatoes at my local restaurant supply store for less than $.39/pound.   Depending on the store, you may or may not have to have a reseller’s license to shop there.   Check your local listings to see if there is one near you and see what their requirements are.

Feta Cheese Sweet Potato Salad
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Ingredients
  • 4 lbs sweet potatoes, unpeeled
  • ½ cup feta cheese, crumbled
  • ½ cup Greek yogurt or sour cream
  • ¼ cup chopped ham
  • 1 medium onion, minced
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil or bacon fat
  • Dressing:
  • ⅓ cup cider or mild red wine vinegar
  • ½ tsp dried tarragon
  • 2 tsp spicy mustard
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp pepper
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • 2 tsp dried parsley
Instructions
  1. Boil or bake the sweet potatoes until tender.
  2. Cool slightly and cut into ½ inch cubes.
  3. Place in a large bowl.
  4. Heat the olive oil or bacon fat in a skillet.
  5. Add the onions and ham.
  6. Stir and cook until onions get a soft and brown bits appear in the pan.
  7. Add to the sweet potatoes.
  8. Mix dressing by combining the vinegar, tarragon, mustard, parsley, salt and pepper in a bowl and whisking in oil.
  9. Gently mix two thirds of the dressing into the sweet potatoes.
  10. Whisk the feta cheese and sour cream into the remaining dressing.
  11. Spoon that over the sweet potatoes.

 

 

 

8 thoughts on “Feta Cheese Sweet Potato Salad

  1. >Blue cheese in potato salad? Great idea! Sorry I've been so slow to link back to you. Life has been crazy lately.

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