Sweet Potato Salad

I found this Sweet Potato, Celery, and Apple Salad recipe in the incredible easy sounding 2012 Whole Living Action Plan (a detox program I’m currently trying out by myself). First I was skeptical if it is really a healthy decision to eat raw sweet potatoes, but after a little bit of research I learned that it is indeed. Since I’m not a big fan of neither celery nor fresh cilantro, I prepared the salad completely without the celery and used dried cilantro instead of the fresh herb. The result was delicious, fresh and a bit extraordinaire. I’m sure the original recipe is at least equally tasty (…if you like all of its ingredients), but I offer you also my version here:

Ingredients (serves 2):

1 small sweet potato (peeled and finely julienned), 3 scallions (thinly sliced), 3 radishes (thinly sliced), 1 apple (cored and finely julienned), 2 Tbsp lemon juice, dried cilantro, 1 Tbsp fresh grated ginger, 3 Tbsp toasted sesame seeds, 2 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil, coarse salt and black pepper


  1. In a small bowl, whisk lemon juice, ginger, and oil. Season with salt and pepper.
  2. In another bowl, combine sweet potato, apple, scallions, radishes, and sesame seeds.
  3. Drizzle dressing over salad and season with salt, pepper and dried cilantro.


Recipe for Print (PDF)

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Photo by Franzi

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