Moroccan Sweet Potato Salad

Published July 24, 2018

This post may contain affiliate links. Read our disclosure policy.

We all love the Classic Potato Salad, but have you made a Sweet Potato Salad yet? This tasty Moroccan Sweet Potato Salad is a new summertime (or fall) must! It is such a satisfying potato salad and something fun and different to add to the menu.

Moroccan Sweet Potato Salad

Sweet Potato Salad

This Moroccan Sweet Potato Salad has the most delicious blend of flavors! You get that natural sweetness from the potatoes paired with a bright tangy citrus dressing, which also includes generous blend of spices, and it’s finished with plenty of fresh herbs for even more flavor.

Then the crunchy sliced almonds and chewy dried cranberries add a nice balance of texture. And what to serve with it? This is a great salad to pair along with grilled or roasted chicken.

Moroccan Sweet Potato Salad

How to Roast Sweet Potatoes

To cook the sweet potatoes for this recipe you’ll roast them. And you can use this same method for other recipes as well, or just to eat plain roasted sweet potatoes as a side.

You start out with 2 1/2 lbs sweet potatoes/yams. Peel them, then dice into small cubes (about 3/4-inch). Place on a greased 18 by 13-inch baking sheet, drizzle with olive oil (about 2 Tbsp) then toss to evenly coat. Season with salt and pepper then roast in a preheated 425 degree oven until tender, tossing once halfway through, about 20 minutes total.

Minimize the Ingredients

If you want to cut down on the ingredients for this sweet potato salad a little here’s what you can omit without impacting flavor too much: orange and orange zest, coriander, cinnamon, ginger, cayenne pepper and mint. I know it’s a long list so I thought I ought to throw that out there in case you don’t already have a lot of these ingredients on hand.

Add it all or go with the simplified version, either way you’ll have a perfectly delicious side dish!

Moroccan Sweet Potato Salad

More Sweet Potato Recipes


16 Quick & Easy 30 Minute Recipes! (plus weekly recipe updates)

Moroccan Sweet Potato Salad

A delicious sweet potato salad with sweet, citrusy, spiced and herby flavors. A great summer or fall recipe. Pair it with grilled or roasted chicken to complete the meal.
Servings: 6
Prep15 minutes
Cook20 minutes
Ready in: 40 minutes



  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Spray an 18 by 13-inch baking sheet with non-stick cooking spray, then place sweet potatoes on baking sheet. 
  • Drizzle sweet potatoes with 2 Tbsp olive oil, season lightly with salt and pepper and toss to coat, spread into an even layer.
  • Roast in preheated oven until just tender, tossing once halfway through, about 20 minutes total.
  • Meanwhile in a small mixing bowl whisk together 3 Tbsp olive oil, lemon juice, orange juice, orange zest, garlic, cumin, coriander, paprika, cinnamon, ginger, cayenne pepper and season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Remove potatoes from oven, immediately pour into a bowl then pour dressing over potatoes and gently toss with a rubber spatula to coat.
  • Let rest for about 5 minutes to absorb dressing, tossing once halfway through.
  • Toss in parsley, cilantro and mint and serve. Note that this will store well in refrigerator for a day and rewarm the following day.
  • Recipe source: inspired by Roots by Dianne Morgan
Nutrition Facts
Moroccan Sweet Potato Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 339 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Fat 16g25%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Sodium 106mg5%
Potassium 720mg21%
Carbohydrates 45g15%
Fiber 7g29%
Sugar 11g12%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 27145IU543%
Vitamin C 12.1mg15%
Calcium 84mg8%
Iron 1.9mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Nutrition values are estimates only. See full disclaimer here.