This sweet potato salad recipe was reprinted with the permission of Cathe Olsen and The Vegetarian Mother’s Cookbook:
Notes from Go Dairy Free: Use wheat-free tamari in place of the soy sauce for a gluten-free dish. Also, we didn’t peel the sweet potatoes in our dish for extra nutrients. We also had to make a few ingredient substitutions based on what we had on hand, but this dish proved to be very versatile. It is pictured here served with the Gingery Black Beans from The Vegetarian Mother’s Cookbook.
Special Diet Notes: Sweet Potato Salad with Peanut Butter Dressing
By ingredients, this recipe is dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, vegan, plant-based and vegetarian. Optionally gluten-free.
For nut-free / peanut-free: sub in other nut / seed butter for the peanut butter. SunButter would be a delicious alternative.
- 5 medium sweet potatoes, cooked, peeled, and diced
- 3 to 4 green onions, thinkly sliced
- 1 stalk celery, diced
- 2 tablespoons minced cilantro or parsley
- ½ cup toasted pumpkin seeds or walnuts
- 2 tablespoons peanut butter
- 2 teaspoons brown rice vinegar
- ½ cup orange or pineapple juice
- 1 teaspoon tamari or soy sauce
- 1 teaspoon sesame oil
- ½ teaspoon powdered ginger
- Place sweet potatoes, green onions, celery, bell pepper, cilantro or parsley, and pumkin seeds or walnuts in large bowl. Place dressing ingredients in blender and puree until smooth. Pour over salad. Toss gently to coat.
- 1 tablespooon olive oil
- 1 onion, peeled and diced
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 4 cups cooked black beans with a little cooking water
- ½ teaspooon ground ginger, or 2 Tablespoons ginger juice
- ⅛ teaspoon ground cumin
- Sea salt to taste
- Warm pan over low heat and add oil. Add onion and garlic. Let onion cook 10 to 15 minutes to caramelize. Stir only if it looks like onion is burning.
- Add remaining ingredients. Heat about 10 minutes or until hot.
- Add additional water if necessary to keep beans from scorching.
- Note: If using canned beans, do not use the liquid. Drain and rinse canned beans. Use a little water to prevent beans from scorching.