This is a lighter, fresh, sweet and tangy potato salad. The orange zest and fresh squeezed juice in the dressing balances out the sweet. Orange pecan sweet potato salad is great vegetarian side dish for a light spring meal or a great healthy potato salad to compliment a BBQ. Pecans add even more earthy flavor to one of the sweetest and healthiest root veggies around.
I love the zesty and sweet combination of apple cider vinegar and orange zest in this recipe. You’ve already got the natural sweetness of the sweet potato and some fresh orange zest with juice just adds a fresh flavor to this basic healthy side salad.
Hot or Cold Side
This side salad is made for eating cold, like any other potato salad, but if you prefer to serve it warm, it’s just as great. It all depends on your preference or time of year. This recipe would make for a tasty hot side dish to a salty, savory entree. As a cold side dish, it’s great for a BBQ, a spring or summer feast or just an everyday easy side dish on warm days. Hot or cold, you really can’t go wrong with this sweet potato side.