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Cranberry Sweet Potato Salad {4 ingredients w/Paleo & Vegan option!}

November 16, 2015
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Healthy Cranberry Sweet Potato Salad made with only 4 ingredients and coated with a yogurt dressing and studded with cranberries and pecans for a thanksgiving take on potato salad!

My Mom gets so mad everyย time Bethany and I make a recipe….

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and actually, I don’t blame her. She loves the end result but the process of making the recipe is what gets her angry and we are both 100% to blame because it looks like a tornado has gone through the kitchen. I don’t ask her to clean up either but she can’t stand seeing messes so she does anyone, so shout out to Mom for being the real MVP! She forgives us overtime she tastes one of the recipes though ๐Ÿ™‚

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This is actually one of the rare times I did not make my Mom angry because I actually left no mess! This ย Cranberry Sweet Potato Salad is like a thanksgiving version of potato salad and only contains 4 ingredients, yes only 4! It couldn’t be more easy, simple, tasty and healthy, especially since it’s made with Stonyfield plain whole milk yogurt instead of mayo!

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It’s also customizable to your diet too, so if you are dairy-free, you can just sub in any dairy-free ย yogurt of your choice! Everyone will love this super-duper easy and amazing recipe, especially your Mom!


Sweet Potato Salad


  • 2 large or 4 medium sweet potatoes, cubed
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1.5 cup frozen cranberries
  • 1/2 cup Stonyfield plain whole milk yogurt
  • 1/4 cup crushed pecans


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Place cubed sweet potatoes on a baking sheet and drizzle with olive oil, bake for 30-40 minutes or until done and put in a large bowl
  3. Place cranberries in a small saucepan over medium heat until cranberries "pop" and create a sauce
  4. Mix together cranberries, yogurt and pecans in a small bowl and add to sweet potatoes, mix well
  5. Serve hot or cold
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Healthy Cranberry Sweet Potato Salad made with only 4 ingredients and coated with a yogurt dressing and studded with cranberries and pecans for a thanksgiving take on potato salad!


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linking up with tina muir and confessions of a mother runner for meatless monday and Laura for Strange but Good!

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This post is sponsored by Stonyfield and all of my opinions are my own.

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  • Reply Tina Muir November 16, 2015 at 12:34 pm

    Hahahaha I have a sign in my kitchen saying “the sing of a good meal is a messy kitchen”, you girls need that too! So true ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for this recipe, sounds delicious! Thanks for linking up!

  • Reply Liz @ The Clean Eating Couple November 16, 2015 at 4:52 pm

    Sounds exactly like my mom.. she stays clear of the kitchen whenever she knows I’m cooking. She says it stresses her out. This looks delicious ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply Stacey November 16, 2015 at 5:08 pm

    I don’t like traditional potato salad, but this sweet potato one sounds yummy! More like a dessert salad ๐Ÿ™‚ Very clever!

  • Reply Deborah @ Confessions of a Mother Runner November 16, 2015 at 8:45 pm

    Yum sweet potato and cranberry are a great combo! thanks for linking up

  • Reply Emily @SinfulNutrition November 16, 2015 at 9:05 pm

    Love this fall take on potato salad! Not to mention much healthier ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply Sam @ PancakeWarriors November 17, 2015 at 12:35 am

    Dave hates when I cook too… he calls me the tornado! i’m so in love with a simple, mess free recipe. i’ve never through to make a Thanksgiving inspired potato salad, but it’s genius! It’s like thanksgiving in a bowl, and I could enjoy it anytime – love it!

    • Reply Bethany And Rachel November 17, 2015 at 3:25 am

      Thank you! I love that its delicious and doesn’t make a mess ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply Deanna @ The Live Fit Girls November 17, 2015 at 12:43 am

    YUM! What a great idea! I seriously never would have thought of something like this but it sounds AMAZINGGGGG!

  • Reply Rachel @ Delicious Balance November 17, 2015 at 2:12 am

    Such a fun twist on a classic dish ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply Marie @ Not Enough Cinnamon.com November 18, 2015 at 12:32 am

    I seriously love the holidays recipes you’ve been sharing lately! And this one is another winner. Simple recipes with just a few ingredients are the best! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply Christine@ Apple of My Eye November 18, 2015 at 4:16 pm

    I love how easy this recipe is and you really can’t go wrong with the combination of ingredients! I’m a big BIG fan of sweet side dishes (they pair with savory things so well!) and sweet potatoes + cranberries are two of my favorite holiday-ish foods :). NOMS!

    • Reply Bethany And Rachel November 19, 2015 at 11:58 am

      thank you, the combo is on-point! sweet potato and cranberries are my favorite holiday foods too!

  • Reply Teffy @ Teffy's Perks November 19, 2015 at 3:51 pm

    Looks super yummy!

    I’ve never seen frozen cranberries, could I use the dried ones instead? X

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  • Reply Pragati // SImple Medicine November 20, 2015 at 2:05 pm

    This is like a dessert potato salad! YUM! My husband is soo messy in the kitchen. It makes it hard for me to go in there with him. I’m more of a clean as I go chef ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply Beth November 20, 2015 at 3:05 pm

    Haha, Moms are the real MVPs! This recipe looks delicious! The cranberries with the sweet potato sound like the perfect pair!

  • Reply Farrah November 20, 2015 at 3:46 pm

    I’ve never had sweet potato salad before, but I love this idea! ๐Ÿ˜€ Sounds so good!

  • Reply Sarah November 20, 2015 at 3:48 pm

    Looks delicious!
    I’m always making a mess in the kitchen and usually I clean it up but sometimes my husband does. It’s funny because I don’t like messes and like things clean but in the kitchen I can make a big mess as long as I clean it up right away!

  • Reply Marla November 20, 2015 at 3:51 pm

    Hi Bethany & Rachel,
    I love this recipe – I saved and am going to try it. I love anything with sweet potatoes. Thanks for sharing on Real Food Fridays. Pinned & tweeted. Have a healthy happy blessed Thanksgiving!

  • Reply Chrissa - Physical Kitchness November 20, 2015 at 6:48 pm

    Ooh this looks amazing. What a healthy side dish for thanksgiving. Heck, I’d eat this for breakfast too!

  • Reply Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table November 21, 2015 at 3:52 am

    SoO brilliant! It’s like a fall, healthy waldorf salad. sort of. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply Kellen November 23, 2015 at 4:41 am

    Love the idea of adding yogurt! Crushed pecans and sweet potatoes are my fave!

  • Reply Emily @ Recipes to Nourish November 23, 2015 at 10:59 pm

    Wow, such a creative recipe! Perfect for this time of year. Thanks for sharing this with us at Savoring Saturdays linky party. Hope you’ll come back and join us again.

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