Roasted sweet potato salad with apples

Roasted sweet potato salad with apples

I really wanted to pull together a new spin on traditional fall flavors as we near Thanksgiving. The tart apples combined with the warmth of sweet potatoes offer all the feeling of autumn in a healthy, tasteful salad.
- Chef Aimee

Sweet potato salad with applesServes: 4

Prep time: 35 - 40 min

Cook time: 20 - 30 min.


  • 4 cups large-diced sweet potatoes, well scrubbed
  • 1 red onion, large diced
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • salt and pepper
  • 2 crisp red/pink apples such as fuji or gala, diced 
  • ½ cup toasted walnut halves
  • ¾ cup coarsely diced celery
  • zest of 1 lemon
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup


  1. Preheat oven to 375 and toss the sweet potatoes and red onion with the olive oil. Bake until tender and caramelized about 20-30 minutes. Permit to cool. (To cool quickly, have a sheet pan in the freezer, spread hot potatoes on it, and return to the freezer for a few minutes).
  2. Mix the cooled potato mixture with the remaining ingredients and toss to mix well. Taste for seasoning and adjust if necessary. 
Roasted sweet potato salad with apples recipe