Sweet Potato Recipe:
Potato and Pecan Salad Recipe
Dr. Ben Kim
you're looking for a delicious and filling vegetable that is super rich in health-promoting
antioxidants, look no further than the humble sweet potato.
potatoes are rich in a number of micronutrients, the most prominent of which are
vitamin C and beta-carotene; both are powerful antioxidants that can significantly
decrease your risk of experiencing cardiovascular disease, including diabetes,
and various types of cancer, including colon cancer.
your digestive tract is relatively healthy, and you regularly eat healthy fats,
your body can convert some of the beta-carotene found in sweet potatoes into vitamin
A. And vitamin A can promote optimal immune system strength, a healthy digestive
tract lining, optimal vision, and healthy skin.
potatoes are also abundant in manganese, copper, dietary fiber, vitamin
B6, potassium, and iron.
the many health benefits of sweet potatoes with the following recipe; it's as
mouthwatering as it sounds!
Potato and Pecan Salad with Lime Recipe
medium sweet potatoes, scrubbed but unpeeled
1 medium red onion, thinly sliced
1 red bell pepper, seeded and cut into strips
1/2 cup pecan halves
extra-virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
1/2 teaspoon sea
Small handful chopped fresh cilantro
Pinch of cinnamon (optional)
oven to 375 F (190 C). Cover the sweet potatoes with water in a large pot, bring
to a boil, then simmer for 15 minutes. Drain, then slice sweet potatoes into 1/2
a large baking dish with 1 tablespoon of extra-virgin olive oil. Arrange the sweet
potato rounds, red onion slices, and red pepper slices in the dish, and bake for
15 minutes or until all vegetables are tender.
vegetables are baking, sauté pecans and cinnamon in 1 tablespoon of extra virgin
olive oil over low heat for about 2 minutes.
vegetables from oven. Drizzle fresh lime juice over them. Season with sea salt,
to taste. Lightly toss with crispy pecan mixture. Let the entire dish cool down
for about 10 minutes before serving. Garnish with fresh cilantro just before serving.
this antioxidant-rich, healthy and delicious sweet potato and pecan salad with
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