Paleo Sweet Potato Salad Recipe

Paleo sweet potato saladThis Paleo Sweet Potato Salad recipe is so yummy that I know many people eat it for breakfast, lunch or dinner. It is low on carbs and big on protein so it makes a very satisfying but guilt-free side dish. The combination of bacon, eggs, ham and sweet potato all wrapped up in a delicious homemade ranch style dressing is to die for! Seriously, if you make this recipe once it will be your favorite dish that you will make for potluck dinners, picnics and backyard BBQs too.

If you use Japanese sweet potatoes most people don’t even realize it is not a traditional potato salad, they just know that it is the best potato salad they have ever had!

This recipe makes a big bowl of salad that will feed probably 8-10 people as a side dish so feel free to cut it in half if you want a smaller batch. It does keep for several days in the fridge though and tastes just as good, if not better, in lunches and even for a quick cold breakfast.

Paleo Sweet Potato Salad Recipe


2 large Japanese sweet potatoes, peeled and diced (you can also use the orange kind if that is all you have on hand)

1-2 tbsp olive oil or coconut oil

1 cup diced ham

6 strips of bacon, fried crisp and crumbled

6 hard boiled eggs, chopped or mashed

2-3 green onions, chopped

1 c veggies (add any fresh veggies you have on hand such as shredded carrots, zucchini, sweet peppers, etc)

Ranch Dressing:

1/2 c buttermilk or coconut milk (I use the buttermilk left over from making butter in a jar)

1/2 c mayo

1/2 c greek style yogurt (optional but recommended)

2-3 tbsp fresh parsely, chopped fine

1-2 tbsp fresh tarragon, chopped fine

1/2 tsp garlic powder

1/2 tsp onion powder

salt and pepper to taste


Heat oil in a skillet and saute diced sweet potatoes until tender. Set aside to cool.

In a large bowl, whisk all dressing ingredients together until smooth. Add all the rest of the ingredients and stir until everything is well combined. Chill and enjoy!

I hope you love this Paleo Sweet Potato Salad Recipe as much as I do. Serve it as a side dish or pile it on a bed of greens for a great meal on it’s own.

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