Wednesday, June 23, 2010

sweet potato coleslaw

Fuel for athletes or fans: fresh, healthy food that tastes great. Such as this unique coleslaw, made with raw sweet potatoes, toasted almonds, and juicy raisins. And if it's made with homemade mayonnaise, this easy slaw becomes a firm favourite for those on and off the pitch.

With England's World Cup bid progressing via a few stumbles, Ant and I needed a pick-me-up to get us through the late nights and long days. This coleslaw caught my eye because it uses raw sweet potato--something I have not tried before. I imagine it would be just as tasty with carrots, of course, through a bit softer in the mouth. This coleslaw has a firm bite, and the fresh mayo gives it a zesty edge.

Sweet Potato Coleslaw
adapted from Family Favourites Cookbook

4 c (about 350 g) shredded raw sweet potato
1 c (about 150 g) diced apples
1 T lemon juice
1/2 c (40 g) raisins
1/2 c (20 g) toasted slivered almonds
2 T chopped cilantro (coriander leaves)
1/3 c to 1/2 c (75 ml to 125 ml) mayonnaise

Place the sweet potato in a bowl of ice water for several minutes. Drain completely.
In a large bowl, mix apples and lemon juice.
Add all the other ingredients and toss.


Eliana said...

What an awesome twist on coleslaw. I love it!

Sarah said...

I actually think coleslaw is a wonderful food. It can be fresh and crunchy and so tasty! Not that nasty stuff the supermarket sells, though.

Your blog is very tasty looking. I love your potato frittata and also wonder if the wooden background you photograph on is a chopping board?

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