Saturday, 23 April 2016

How To Prepare Raw Sweet Potato Salad

Today, I brought another recipee I know you would love.
Raw Sweet Potato Salad with Curry Almond Sauce! This is a unique and refreshing salad that is perfect for those hot summer days when you can’t bear to turn on the oven or stove. I was skeptical the first time I tried a raw sweet potato salad, but I was pleasantly surprised. Raw sweet potatoes have a great crunch and fresh flavor that is far from starchy. 

Raw Sweet Potato Salad by @JesseLWellness #raw #sweetpotato

Sweet potatoes are packed with beta-carotene which our body converts to vitamin A. Vitamin A is a fat soluble vitamin that boosts the immune system, keeps the skin healthy and maintains eye health. Sweet potatoes are high in antioxidants and lower the potential health risks associated with heavy metals and free radicals as they pass through our digestive tract. They also have anti-inflammatory properties and are great for people with inflammatory conditions such as arthritis.



I liked the raw sweet potato salad I tried so much I set out to create my own recipe. Originally I was going to re-create the Mediterranean style raw sweet potato salad I tried at Feel Good Guru in Toronto, but I ended up going in a totally different direction. I remembered how much I love the curry and cinnamon flavors in my Sweet Potato Fries and I was inspired. I also enjoy eating a baked sweet potato with a dollop of almond butter and a sprinkle of cinnamon for breakfast, which sounds weird but is actually really yummy! 
The healthy fat from the almond butter and coconut oil in the Curry Almond sauce creates a sweetness and facilitates vitamin A absorption. I added currants to this recipe to add a hint of sweetness and walnuts for a protein crunch.

Raw Sweet Potato Salad by @JesseLWellness #paleo 

I used a spiralizer to make the raw sweet potato salad ‘noodles’.
If you don’t have a spiralizer, grating the sweet potatoes with a regular cheese grater or with the grater attachment on your food processor works too. You can also peel the sweet potatoes with a regular peeler to create fettuccini looking noodles or use a julienne peeler.
Raw Sweet Potato Salad is super easy to make and an excellent dish to bring to a potluck to help your friends fall in love with raw sweet potatoes. I brought it to my graduation potluck and it was a big hit. This recipe is best enjoyed the day it is made for optimal sweet potato crunch, but the Curry Almond Sauce can be made in advance.

So, here is how to go about Raw Sweet Potato Salad with Curry Almond Sauce:

Prep time: 15 minutes | Serving size: 3 main or 6 side dishes

Ingredients:

  • 2 sweet potatoes
  • 1 cup dried currants
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts

Curry Almond Sauce

  • ½ cup almond butter
  • ½ cup melted coconut oil
  • 6 tsp curry powder
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp tamari

Directions:

  1. Make the Curry Almond Sauce by whisking or blending all of the ingredients together.
  2. Next peel the sweet potatoes and either spiralize them, grate them or use a peeler to make the raw sweet potato noodles.
  3. Place the sweet potato noodles in a bowl with the currants and walnuts and massage the sauce into the raw sweet potato salad.
Have you tried raw sweet potatoes before? Or will you try it soon? Leave a comment letting me know what you thought and feel free to share your recipe!
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2 comments:

  1. Woah!!! I must try this out!

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  2. woah.. really looks delicious!!

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