Polish-Style Sweet Potato Salad with a Twist

by Jan Vasil
Polish-Style Sweet Potato Salad with a Twist

Drawing inspiration from traditional Polish flavors and combining them with the richness of sweet potatoes. This unique sweet potato salad recipe offers a delightful fusion of textures and tastes.

The creaminess of cottage cheese with chives pairs beautifully with the crunchy walnuts and juicy pomegranate seeds, making every bite a symphony of flavors.

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Polish-Style Sweet Potato Salad with a Twist

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  • 4 medium 4 -sized sweet potatoes, peeled and diced

  • 1 cup 1 cottage cheese with chives

  • 1/2 cup 1/2 walnuts, roughly chopped

  • Seeds from 1 pomegranate

  • 2 tablespoons 2 olive oil

  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

  • Optional: Fresh chives or parsley for garnish


  • Preheat the oven to 425°F (220°C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
  • In a large bowl, toss the diced sweet potatoes with olive oil, salt, and pepper.
  • Spread the sweet potatoes on the prepared baking sheet in a single layer.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for about 20-25 minutes or until the sweet potatoes are tender and slightly golden.
  • Once cooked, allow the sweet potatoes to cool to room temperature.
  • In a large salad bowl, combine the cooled sweet potatoes, cottage cheese with chives, chopped walnuts, and pomegranate seeds. Mix gently to combine.
  • Garnish with additional chives or parsley, if desired.
  • Serve immediately, or refrigerate for a few hours to let the flavors meld.

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Can I use regular potatoes instead of sweet potatoes?

While you can use regular potatoes, sweet potatoes offer a distinct flavor and texture that complements the other ingredients in this recipe.

Can I substitute another nut for the walnuts?

Yes, pecans or almonds can be a good substitute, but walnuts provide a unique earthy flavor that pairs well with the sweet potato.

How long will this salad last in the refrigerator?

Stored in an airtight container, the salad should be consumed within 2-3 days for optimal freshness.

Can I use flavored cottage cheese?

This recipe specifically calls for cottage cheese with chives for added depth, but you can experiment with other flavors or use plain cottage cheese and add fresh herbs.

Can I add other fruits or veggies to this salad?

Absolutely! Consider adding diced apples for added crunch or roasted beets for a sweet, earthy flavor.

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