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
- In a small bowl, whisk lemon juice, ginger, and oil. Season with salt and pepper.
- In another bowl, combine sweet potato, apple, scallions, radishes, and sesame seeds.
- Drizzle dressing over salad and season with salt, pepper and dried cilantro.
Recipe for Print (PDF)
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Photo by Franzi