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The Home Grown Mom’s Sweet Potato Salad


6 small sweet potatoes (about 4 cups), peeled and diced

1/2 cup pickles, diced – sweet, spicy, dill, or any combination thereof

1/4 cup onion, finely diced

the juice from 1/2 of an orange

1/2 tsp. dry mustard

salt and pepper to taste


1.  Place diced sweet potatoes in a pot of water and cook till tender (approximately 5-10 minutes depending on the size of your chunks).  The sweet potatoes will “melt” much more than a regular potato once you stir them so a little firmness is a-okay, especially if you like chunks in your salad.

2.  While the potatoes cook, finely dice your pickles and onion. I think this is best when made with a combination of sweet and savory pickles but by all means use what you’ve got.

3.  Strain potatoes once they’re cooked then add to a bowl with your onion, pickles, and dried mustard.  Squeeze the juice out of 1/2 of an orange on top of the potato mixture and stir, seasoning with salt and pepper to taste.  If you like a little extra tang feel free to pour some of the pickle juice in there.

4.  Chill till it’s time to serve.  Enjoy!