Apple & Yam Salad

The nifty thing about this refreshing salad is ... the sweet potatoes are raw. Yes, it can be done! This salad is similar to one created by Charlie Myers at The Gumbo Pot at the Farmer's Market in Los Angeles. It has to be made in advance and sit overnight, so that the raw sweet potatoes can soften and all the flavors can meld properly.

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  • Mix the sweet potatoes, apples, currants and pecans in a large bowl.
  • Combine the juices, vinegar, mustard, garlic, salt and pepper in a small bowl.
  • Whisk together, then add the oil in a thin stream, whisking constantly.
  • Pour over the salad, toss well to combine well, then refrigerate overnight before serving.
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"The nifty thing about this refreshing salad is ... the sweet potatoes are raw. Yes, it can be done! This salad is similar to one created by Charlie Myers at The Gumbo Pot at the Farmer's Market in Los Angeles. It has to be made in advance and sit overnight, so that the raw sweet potatoes can soften and all the flavors can meld properly."
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  1. freshchef
    this was really good, as written. When I made it a second time, I made the following changes: I didn't peel the apples because I liked the contrast of color. I added 3 scallions for a balance of the sweetness (next time purple onion, minced very finely). Served with Ham steaks on the grill and fresh roasted asparagus. very nice. A new summer salad for us! updated 3/2010 to say we added raw kohlrabi to the salad and it was fantabulous!
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  2. Lil345
    Sounded interesting but found it to be too dry. No one liked it.
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  3. Kay D.
    Not too shabby! I enjoyed the flavors, colors, and crunch of this dish. I didn't refrigerate it overnight before serving, 'cause I just didn't want to wait on it. The only thing I didn't have on hand were the dried currants, so those were omitted. Thanks for the recipe!
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  4. DIY9446
    I substituted raisins for currants, and used one red apple instead of the 2 green, and cut down a little on the garlic. It's unbelievably good. I think that I actually prefer the taste of raw sweet potato to cooked now. (And I couldn't wait overnight to taste it, so I ate it as soon as it was assembled.) Fantastic!
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  5. DIY9446
    I substituted raisins for currants, and used one red apple instead of the 2 green, and cut down a little on the garlic. It's unbelievably good. I think that I actually prefer the taste of raw sweet potato to cooked now. (And I couldn't wait overnight to taste it, so I ate it as soon as it was assembled.) Fantastic!
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