Sweet Potato, Green Apple & Celery Salad
Here is a perfect dish for trumpeting Spring: crunchy vegetables, bright lemon juice, spicy grated ginger and sweet honey – like a deep breath of fresh air after a long winter. I stumbled upon this recipe on Food52: I stopped on this one when I read ‘raw sweet potato’, intrigued, and made it that afternoon. Yum! Indeed, the starchy sweet potato acts like jicama might: sturdy and crunchy, as the backbone for the other sweet and spicy components.
The only labor for this raw salad is the dicing, which I find enjoyable, but which can be easily done with a mandolin.
This recipe can officially kick off picnic season, with the extra scarf and sun hat of course. Welcome Spring!
Sweet Potato, Green Apple & Celery Salad (adapted slightly from http://www.food52.com)
2T lemon juice
1T freshly grated ginger
1/2T – 1T honey
2T extra-virgin olive oil
coarse salt and freshly grated pepper
1 small sweet potato, peeled and finely julienned into matchsticks
1 tart Apple like Granny Smith, cored and finely julienned into matchsticks
1 celery stalk, thinly sliced, with leaves
2 scallions, thinly sliced
3 radishes, quartered and finely julienned
3T toasted sesame seeds
1/4c packed fresh cilantro leaves
1. In a small bowl, whisk together lemon juice, ginger, honey and olive oil; season to taste with salt & pepper
2. In another bowl, combine sweet potato, apple, celery, scallions, radishes, sesame seeds and cilantro. Pour dressing over and toss gently.
Looks great, K!
On Tue, Apr 12, 2016 at 9:12 PM, Colliers Market wrote:
> colliersmarket posted: ” Here is a perfect dish for trumpeting Spring: > crunchy vegetables, bright lemon juice, spicy grated ginger and sweet honey > – like a deep breath of fresh air after a long winter. I stumbled upon this > recipe on Food52: I stopped on this one when I read ‘ra” >