Sweet Potato Salad Recipe – Oma's Süßkartoffelsalat

This sweet potato salad recipe, aka Süßkartoffelsalat, is an unusual addition to my German potato salad recipes. Having your potatoes and eggs pre-cooked the day before makes this a quick salad to put together.

Sweet potatoes are not usually thought of as a German vegetable, but they're readily available and used in various ways. 

Prep Time

15 minutes

Cook Time


Total Time

15 minutes


Makes 6 - 8 servings


  • 3 regular potatoes, cooked, peeled, chopped
  • 1 sweet potato, cooked, peeled, chopped
  • 3 - 4 hard boiled eggs, peeled, chopped
  • ½ red onion, chopped
  • 1 - 2 stalks celery
  • ¾ cup mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper, fresh ground
  • 1 tablespoon mustard


  1. Put the chopped potatoes, eggs, onions, and celery into a large bowl.
  2. Mix the mayonnaise, mustard, salt, and pepper together and add to the potato mixture.
  3. Mix together gently. Refrigerate until needed. 


  • Use regular onions if you do not have red ones.

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