When I made this salad last time, back in October, I grated the sweet potato, and the salad was good, but somehow the grated sweet potato just wasn’t right. So this time I cut it into matchsticks, and the salad not only tasted better, it Looked better! I also had 4 navel oranges hanging around that Al thought weren’t sweet enough to eat, and I was starting to crave apples, so I put 4 of them in, too. The oranges turned out to be sweet enough for this salad, and the sweet potato seemed to be in a good proportion, too. However, after looking at this picture, next time I make this I will use red apples for more color.
I just love how the raw sweet potato tastes, it’s crunchy, but not quite as crunchy as a carrot, it’s sweetish and has a nice mild flavor, and if I was served this salad, and I didn’t know that it was sweet potato, I don’t think that I would be able to guess what it was.
1 sweet potato, peeled and cut into matchsticks
4 sweet apples, cored, and chopped
4 oranges, peeled, pith removed, and separated into segments
1/4 cup lemon juice
1 garlic clove, crushed
1 6 oz carton fat-free plain Greek yogurt
1 teaspoon dried parsley
Salt and fresh ground pepper to taste
In a large bowl, toss the sweet potato, apple and orange together. Mix all dressing ingredients together, and pour over, tossing to mix.