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.


Ingredients
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.

Dressing
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.

3 comments:

easy recipe said...

Can I use something else instead of the celery?

Myriam said...

what comes to my mind right now is apple. You would still have a nice crunch to it. If you don't like it sweet then try jicama or cucumber (seeded) or even corn (raw). Let me know if you try any of them. Myriam

5L's said...

hey mimi! my aunt eva has been doing a raw foods group. i made this for our potluck the other day and it was a real winner...thanks for sharing! :)