Saturday, January 2, 2010

Creamy Raw Sweet Potato Slaw

Happy New Year everyone!

I wish all of you a year full of happiness and health. What else can anyone wish for really? If you're happy and healthy you are the richest person in the whole wide world.

Try this sweet potato slaw. It's surprisingly good and done in no time. Yes, you can eat sweet potato raw and they are delicious. That's what I had for lunch today. Nothing else, and it was more than enough. I gave James a bowl and he thought it was some cheesy noodles. I tricked him (not on purpose though) but he loved it. The avocado dressing does give it a cheesy texture. That's what I love about it. This might become one of my favorite raw/fast recipe.

Makes 2 main meals or 4 side dishes

2 medium sweet potatoes, grated
1 branch of celery, cut into 1/4 inch cubes
2 queen green olives, chopped (optional)
1 jalapeno, chopped
1/4 small onion, chopped
1/4 cup parsley, chopped
Salt and Pepper

Mix all ingredients in a medium size bowl. I used my food processor for all the chopping and the grading. It's sooo much faster. I love my food processor. It's such a time saver. I chopped the jalapeno, onion, olives and parsley together.

1 avocado, smashed with a fork
1-1/2 tbsp of red wine vinegar (or lime/lemon juice - I didn't have any on hand)
1 tsp of cumin powder (or to taste)
2 tbsp water
1 tsp of Nama Shoyu or soy sauce
Salt and pepper

Mix all ingredients and combine to salad.