Oven Baked Sweet Potato Salsa made with fire roasted corn and tomatoes.  This vegan salsa is the perfect appetizer for parties or game day snacks.

This is version 2 of the original recipe.  Click here to get more info on version 1.

How much do you love salsa?

Chips and salsa is my favorite appetizer to order at Mexican restaurants.

If a restaurant gives free chips and salsa, it automatically gets 5 stars from me!

Front view of a black salsa bowl brimming with sweet potato salsa
A loaded sweet potato salsa recipe

A new way of making salsa

I like making unique salsa that really challenge the status-quo.  Have you tried my banana salsa or my tomato salsa on baked brie?  They are one of my favorite salsa creations because they are so different from any other salsa I made.

Related: Check out all my salsa recipes here.

Closeup view of sweet potato salsa in a black bowl
This sweet potato salsa is made with all fresh ingredients

The best part of this sweet potato salsa is the oven roasted sweet potato! Roasting  this sweet potatoes really brought out the sweet potato’s sugars and flavors.  It gave them a slightly smokey flavor which made this salsa so much better.  Next time, I am going to test it using (affiliate link) liquid smoke for an added smokey taste.

P/S: Do you know how to bake the perfect sweet potato?  Check out my 5 tips on baking the perfect sweet potato.

Overhead view of sweet potato salsa in a black bowl
A sweet potato salsa is the best dip for any potato or tortilla chip

Other sweet potato recipes

Sticky Sweet Potato Fries

Sweet Potato Curry

Loaded Sweet Potato

Skillet Sweet Potatoes with Tuscan Flavors

Vegan Spring Rolls

Sweet Potato Wedges

More Sweet Potato Recipes

How to make roasted sweet potato salsa

1) Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Peel one sweet potatoes and cut them into tiny pieces.  It should make about 1-2 cups of cubed sweet potatoes


2) In a bowl, add the potatoes, 1 tbsp of oil and 1/8 tsp of salt. Place the sweet potato in a baking tray and place in the oven.  Bake for 20-25 minutes or until the sweet potatoes are soft and browning on the top


3) While the sweet potatoes are roasting, collect the other ingredients.  Add 1 can (15oz) of fire roasted sweet corn


4) Add 1/2 cup of chopped red onions to the bowl


5) Add 1 tsp of chopped garlic and ginger to the bowl


6) Add 1 Tbsp of chopped serrano peppers (I used cayenne pepper in the updated sweet potato salsa recipe, but, either will work)


7) Once the sweet potatoes are done, let them cool for a few minutes and then add to the bowl


8) Add 1/2 tsp of salt to the bowl


9) Add 1/2 tsp of crushed black pepper.  This is optional


10) Add 1 TBSP of taco seasoning (The updated recipe uses a little more taco seasoning than this image below)


11) Add 2 tsp of freshly squeezed lime juice (The updated recipe uses a little more lime juice than this image below)


12)Add the fire-roasted tomatoes, cumin, sweet relish, mint and curly parsley.

13) Mix well, then, add 1/4 cup of chopped avocado


14) Set the sweet potato salsa aside for about 45 min before serving.  I served them with (affiliate link) Tostinos multigrain scoops.  They taste great with any chips.

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Sweet Potato Salsa

A quick and easy sweet potato salsa recipe
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Prep Time 12 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Marinate 45 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 4
Calories 217 kcal


To Bake The Sweet Potato

  • 1 sweet potato
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • tsp salt (for roasting the sweet potato)

To make the salsa


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • Wash, peel one sweet potato and cut into cubes
  • In a bowl, mix the cubed sweet potatoes, oil and salt
  • Place the sweet potato in a baking tray and place in the oven
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes or until the sweet potatoes are browning
  • While the sweet potatoes are roasting, assemble the salad
  • Add the red onions to a large bowl
  • Add the remaining ingredients in the order listed above
  • Mix well and set aside for about 45 minutes
  • Serve with chips or top on enchilada



Serving: 3gCalories: 217kcalCarbohydrates: 38gProtein: 5gFat: 6gSodium: 680mgPotassium: 419mgFiber: 5gSugar: 10gVitamin A: 5795IUVitamin C: 14mgCalcium: 48mgIron: 1.8mg
Keyword can you make sweet potato salsa, what can you make with sweet potato
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Version 1 of this sweet potato salsa

Overhead view of the author holding a sccop chip filled with sweet potato salsa

Occasionally, I will go back in time to look at previous recipes and see if they need updating.  The update can be an overhaul of the recipe or a few tweaks of the ingredients.  The post also gets updated with new words and phrases that will help you find it faster in a web search.

Also, as I work on improving my food photography, it helps to update a post with pictures that look more appetizing.

This sweet potato salsa recipe had minor tweaks in the recipe since its first posting on February 5th, 2016 at 12:07am.  That’s almost 3 years ago! How time flies, right?

I remember what I was doing and where I was when I first made this recipe, photographed it and eventually posted it.  So many fun memories associated with it!  Lucky for me, the Wayback Machine has kept a record of the original post which you can get by clicking here.

These roasted and caramelized sweet potato salsa is made with fresh ingredients. It has corn, avocado, onions, and serrano peppers. Garlic completes the flavor and gives this dish a sweet and spicy taste. Best salsa for game day. Easy vegetarian and vegan snack! My guests ate this up even before the coin toss was done. It is so tasty!

The main reason I tweaked this recipe was because of the feedback I get from my readers.  Many of you had mentioned that the salsa was a little on the dry side.  So, I experimented with a few ingredients and made changes to it.  Your opinion is valuable to me, so, feel free to sound off below on what you think of this recipe.

The new version of this sweet potato salsa also has a video which you can see below.  I hope its helpful to you when you make this recipe.

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  1. I just love this salsa! I have never thought of using sweet potatoes, but I’m sure your flavor combination will make this ingredients sing! I’m sure this would delicious over a grilled chicken breast too, can’t wait for football season to come back around! 😉

    1. Thank you, Debra. I like how your mind works! I am sure it will be great topping on any recipe. You are a very smart chef.