Monday, March 19, 2012

New Favorite

I'm sad that it took me this long to find this detox plan because it has now supplied me with my favorite winter salad.

Except that it's no longer winter.

Now that we're on the cusp of spring and all my winter veggies are going out of season, I'll be craving this salad until November! Thanks, Universe!

If you're never thought to eat raw sweet potatoes, you should definitely give it a try. It's much more mild then its cooked counterpart. Bonus: This salad was pretty good on the ol' blood sugar!

Sweet Potato, Celery, and Apple Salad

2 tablespoon lemon juice
1 tablespoon freshly grated ginger
2 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
1 small sweet potato, peeled and finely julienned
1 tart apple, cored and finely julienned
1 stalk celery, thinly sliced
2 scallions, thinly sliced
3 radishes, finely julienned
3 tablespoon TVP (for added crunch!)
1/4 cup packed fresh cilantro leaves

1. In a small bowl, whisk lemon juice, ginger, and oil. Season with salt and pepper.
2. In another bowl, combine sweet potato, apple, celery, scallions, radishes, sesame seeds, and cilantro.
3. Drizzle dressing over salad and season with salt and pepper.

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