Classic Sweet Potato Salad

Ingredients Classic Potato Salad.Overhead
  • 2 pounds sweet potatoes, peeled, cut into 1 1/2-inch cubes
  • 1/2 pound thin green beans, trimmed
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 6 ounces smoked ham steak, diced into small cubes
  • 3 small scallions, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons whole-grain mustard
  • 1 tablespoon mayonnaise
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons chopped fresh dill
  1. In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook potatoes until almost tender, about 6 minutes.
  2. Add green beans to pot; cook 2 to 4 minutes, until green beans are crisp tender and potatoes are just tender. Drain.
  3. In a large deep skillet, heat 2 tablespoons of the oil over medium-high heat. Add ham, cook, stirring frequently, 3 to 5 minutes, until golden brown. Remove from heat. Let cool 2 minutes.
  4. Add scallions, remaining oil, lemon juice, mustard, mayonnaise, salt, pepper and 2 tablespoon water to ham until well blended.
  5. Add potatoes, green beans and dill; toss and serve.

Number of servings (yield): 4-6