Sweet Potato & Cabbage Slaw

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Sweet potatoes can be eaten raw as well as cooked. Here they star in a sprightly slaw, a quick and light accompaniment for simple poached or steamed fish.

 Sweet Potato & Cabbage Slaw
photographer: Ken Burris
Nutritionist Tested & Approved
Ingredients
  • Total Time: 15 minutes

  • 2 tablespoons canola oil

  • 1 tablespoon lime juice

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons toasted sesame oil

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 3 cups coarsely grated peeled sweet potato, (about 1 large)

  • 3 cups thinly shredded napa, or Savoy cabbage

  • 4 scallions, trimmed and thinly sliced

  • 1 teaspoon finely minced serrano, or jalapeno pepper with seeds (optional)

Directions
  1. Refrigerate dressing and slaw separately for up to 1 day; toss together just before serving.

  2. Whisk canola oil, lime juice, sesame oil and salt in a large bowl. Add sweet potato, cabbage, scallions and serrano (or jalapeno), if using; toss to combine. Serve immediately.


Nutritional Facts

Servings
6
Per serving
Calories
81
Carbohydrates
7g
Fat
6g
Saturated Fat
1g
Monounsaturated Fat
3g
Protein
1g
Cholesterol
0mg
Dietary Fiber
1g
Potassium
104mg
Sodium
212mg
Added Sugars
0g
Exchanges
1 1/2 vegetable
1 fat
Carbohydrate Servings
1/2
Vitamin A (70% daily value)
Vitamin C (25% dv).

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7 replies

ohneclue
ohneclue 2013-09-13 20:55:54 -0500 Report

Sly Kitty, 100 grams Sweet Potato raw — 20.12 g CHO, 3.0 g Fiber, 4.18 g sugar. Yams raw — 27.88 g CHO, 4.1 g Fiber, 0.5 g sugars. Since all carbs can become blood glucose, the CHO increase in yams over sweet potatoes can make a difference for some people.

peaceangel
peaceangel 2013-09-12 12:48:23 -0500 Report

I have a question I can not use canola oil or coconut oil because of a reaction so can I use olive oil instead?

Nana_2_4
Nana_2_4 2013-09-12 12:28:35 -0500 Report

I enjoy seeing the recipes here and, for the most part, they are very healthy. What bothers me most is seeing ingredients like Canola Oil included. Canola Oil is one of the worst oils anyone could use. Read about it: www.draxe.com/canola-oil-gm/‎ or www.foodrenegade.com/why-canola-oil-not-healt... . It's a choice each person has to make for themselves, but whenever a recipe calls for Canola Oil, I always substitute Coconut Oil, which is a very healthy oil. Thanks for letting me voice my opinion.

ohneclue
ohneclue 2013-09-12 11:34:46 -0500 Report

Jdragonfly1 you make an excellent point. The picture should be of the recipe as prepared and not doctored up to be "prettier". And there is a difference in sugar between the two. Plus content for the recipe is low in potassium as well. The amount of sweet potato in the recipe has 1345 mg K /6 = 224 rather than the 104 listed.

jdragonfly1
jdragonfly1 2013-09-12 10:31:00 -0500 Report

This recipe does not use sweet potatoes, but yams, sweet potatoes are not orange, where as yams are. There is a great difference in the sugar content of yams verses sweet potatoes. Please be aware of this in future recipes, PLEASE. Thanks jeannie