Sweet Potato Salad With Pineapple a Great Side Dish for Gatherings

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Who is ready for a good side salad? Today’s is for Sweet Potato Salad with Pineapple. This is a quick, and easy recipe! You all love that don’t you? I know I do. Not only does it look pretty it tastes yummy. You might remember, I made it to go with our grilled chicken and barbecue chicken sliders recipe that I made it for a football party? And promised to share it. Here I am with the Sweet Potato with Pineapple Salad Recipe.

If you missed that grilled recipe post you can check out when your done. I shared an awesome recipe for chicken sliders topped with sautéed onions, and cheese crumbles. On the same post I shared a few grilling tips too. 

I found, and adapted today’s recipe from a grilling cookbook called Grill Skills. Now, this recipe is not grilled. It is one of the side dishes in the cookbook. You peel and cut up the sweet potatoes then bake them before starting the recipe. Let’s get started.

Sweet Potato Salad with Pineapple

Sweet Potato Pineapple Salad

The cookbook also has tips for throwing parties, flowers, music, table settings, and grilling recipes. I served the recipe in clear single serving cups. But, you can serve this sweet potato salad from serving dish.

Sweet potatoes on a lined cookie sheet

The first thing you do is line a baking sheet with foil. Next wash, peel and cut up three large sweet potatoes. Salt, pepper, and drizzle with olive oil. Bake until you can fork them, you don’t want them overly soft. Baking time about 30 minutes.

Cilantro Lime Green Onion
While the sweet potatoes are baking. I washed, cut up my lime, green onion and cilantro. I put them in my Pyrex storage bowls that come with lids until needed. I left some cilantro un-chopped for garnishing.

Close up of Sweet Potatoes Pineapple and spices
I used a rounded 1/4 tsp. Paprika, a couple of dashes of dried red pepper flakes and a can of cubed pineapple with 1/4 cup of the juice. I tossed the rest or you can reserve it to adjust recipe if you like. Next I squeezed a quarter of a lime juice into the bowl over the tops of the sweet potatoes. Stir together gently.

Sweet Potato Pineapple Salad Close up Final

Next Add all your green onion I used 5 chopped finely. Add cilantro I added a good handful about half a cup chopped. Gently stir them in.

Sweet Potato Pineapple Salad Close up Final
Now you can either serve it in a bowl like this  or add to little cups for serving. When put into small clear party serving cups it filled up nine. If served in a bowl I’d say you can serve up to 6 people. If you haven’t tried this type of potato salad your in for a treat. It’s really good. 

Sweet Potato Salad

Sweet Potato Salad with Pineapple

A delicious mildly sweet side salad great anytime of year.
Servings 6
Author Theresa Huse DearCreatives.com


  • 3 large sweet potatoes
  • 1 bunch of green onions
  • 1 bunch cilantro
  • 2 limes
  • olive oil
  • salt
  • pepper
  • 1/4 tsp. paprika
  • 1 can chopped Pineapple *Reserve the juice you'll be using some of the juice


  1. Wash, peel and cut the three sweet potatoes. Spread onto a foil lined baking sheet. preheat oven to 400 degrees. Salt, pepper and drizzle olive oil over potatoes. Then bake at 400 degrees for 30 minutes.

While sweet potatoes are baking

  1. Wash and chop 5 green onions from the bunch.
  2. Wash a bunch of cilantro, pull out a portion for garnishing, finely chop the other half.
  3. Rinse and cut up lime.
  4. Take out sweet potatoes when done and let them cool a bit.
  5. Add spices, squeeze a wedge of lime, chopped pineapple and 1/4 of the reserved pineapple juice.

Recipe Notes

Serve with cut up limes and a small bowl or shaker with dried crushed red peppers.

Adapted from Sweet Potato Salad With Mango & Lime

This delicious potato salad side dish is mildly sweet, and refreshing. Every now and then you get a bite of red pepper. Adjust spices to suit you / your guests. For heat lovers you can always have a little dish with crushed peppers nearby. Serve with sliced lime!

This is the type of recipe that is good all year round. Great for a football parties, showers or holiday gathering and summer barbecues. Want to check out the cookbook I adapted it from?

What’s your favorite party side dish?

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    1. Hi Joanna, The original recipe called for Mango and was slightly different. But, I love that you can access pineapple year round. I used canned but, in summer you could cut up fresh. We really enjoyed this salad. Hope you try it & like it.

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