This is a great side dish that is perfect for fall. The sweet and savory flavors of the Yam and Walnut in this salad are sure to please you and your guests on any occasion.

Sweet Potato and Walnut Salad [Vegan]





  • 2 medium sweet potatoes
  • 3/4 cup chopped red onion
  • 1/2 cup walnuts
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 2 Tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp cardamom (optional)
  • 1/8 tsp nutmeg (optional)
  • 1 pinch cayenne or chili powder


  1. Cut sweet potatoes/yams into cubes
  2. Combine maple syrup, vinegar and spices together
  3. Pour mixture onto sweet potatoes and massage with hands
  4. Place on baking sheet and bake for 30 minutes in pre-heated oven @ 375 Fahrenheit
  5. Chop red onion (or white/yellow/green onion)
  6. After 30 minutes, remove from oven and sprinkle on chopped onion
  7. Place back in the oven and continue cooking for 30 more minutes
  8. Remove from oven and let cool for 10 minutes
  9. Place back in bowl and add walnuts and raisins
  10. Toss everything together and serve

Nutritional Information

Per Serving: Calories: 217 | Carbs: 33 g | Fat: 10 g | Protein: 5 g | Sodium: 88 mg | Sugar: 21 g Note: The information shown is based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.