Raw Sweet Potato Salad

Raw Sweet Potato Salad with Curry Almond Sauce is a unique and refreshing salad that is perfect for those hot summer days when you can’t bear to turn on the oven or stove. I was sceptical the first time I tried a raw sweet potato salad, but I was pleasantly surprised. Raw sweet potatoes have a great crunch and fresh flavour that is far from starchy.

Raw Sweet Potato Salad by @JesseLWellness #raw #sweetpotato

Sweet Potatoes

Sweet potatoes are packed with beta-carotene which our body converts to vitamin A. Vitamin A is a fat soluble vitamin that boosts the immune system, keeps the skin healthy and maintains eye health. Sweet potatoes are high in antioxidants and lower the potential health risks associated with heavy metals and free radicals as they pass through our digestive tract. They also have anti-inflammatory properties and are great for people with inflammatory conditions such as arthritis.

Raw Sweet Potato Salad by @JesseLWellness #raw

I liked the raw sweet potato salad I tried so much I set out to create my own recipe. Originally I was going to re-create the Mediterranean style raw sweet potato salad I tried at Feel Good Guru in Toronto, but I ended up going in a totally different direction. I remembered how much I love the curry and cinnamon flavours in my Sweet Potato Fries and I was inspired. I also enjoy eating a baked sweet potato with a dollop of almond butter and a sprinkle of cinnamon for breakfast, which sounds weird but is actually really yummy! The healthy fat from the almond butter and coconut oil in the Curry Almond sauce creates a sweetness and facilitates vitamin A absorption. I added currants to this recipe to add a hint of sweetness and walnuts for a protein crunch.

Raw Sweet Potato Salad by @JesseLWellness #paleo

I used a spiralizer to make the raw sweet potato salad ‘noodles’, you can find the one I love on Amazon.com or Amazon.ca.

If you don’t have a spiralizer, grating the sweet potatoes with a regular cheese grater or with the grater attachment on your food processor works too. You can also peel the sweet potatoes with a regular peeler to create fettuccini looking noodles or use a julienne peeler.

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Raw Sweet Potato Salad is super easy to make and an excellent dish to bring to a potluck to help your friends fall in love with raw sweet potatoes. I brought it to my graduation potluck and it was a big hit. This recipe is best enjoyed the day it is made for optimal sweet potato crunch, but the Curry Almond Sauce can be made in advance.

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Raw Sweet Potato Salad with Curry Almond Sauce

(raw, vegan, paleo, gluten free)

Prep time: 15 minutes | Serving size: 3 main or 6 side dishes

Ingredients:

  • 2 sweet potatoes
  • 1 cup dried currants
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts

Curry Almond Sauce

  • ½ cup almond butter
  • ½ cup melted coconut oil
  • 6 tsp curry powder
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp tamari

Directions:

  1. Make the Curry Almond Sauce by whisking or blending all of the ingredients together.
  2. Next peel the sweet potatoes and either spiralize them, grate them or use a peeler to make the raw sweet potato noodles.
  3. Place the sweet potato noodles in a bowl with the currants and walnuts and massage the sauce into the raw sweet potato salad.
Have you tried raw sweet potatoes before? Leave a comment letting me know what you thought and feel free to share your recipe!

 

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4.3 from 4 reviews
Raw Sweet Potato Salad with Curry Almond Sauce (raw vegan, paleo, gluten free)
 
Raw Sweet Potato Salad with Curry Almond Sauce is a unique and refreshing salad that is perfect for those hot summer days when you can’t bear to turn on the oven or stove. I was sceptical the first time I tried a raw sweet potato salad, but I was pleasantly surprised. Raw sweet potatoes have a great crunch and fresh flavour that is far from starchy.
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Recipe type: Vegetarian & Vegan Mains
Cuisine: Raw Vegan, Gluten Free, Paleo
Serves: 3
Ingredients
  • 2 sweet potatoes
  • 1 cup dried currants
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • ½ cup almond butter
  • ½ cup melted coconut oil
  • 6 tsp curry powder
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp tamari
Directions
  1. Make the Curry Almond Sauce by whisking or blending together almond butter, melted coconut oil, curry powder, cinnamon, apple cider vinegar and tamari.
  2. Next peel the sweet potatoes and either spiralize them, grate them or use a peeler to make the raw sweet potato noodles.
  3. Place the sweet potato noodles in a bowl with the currants and walnuts and massage the sauce into the raw sweet potato salad.

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32 Responses to “Raw Sweet Potato Salad”

  1. Monika May 15, 2014 at 9:16 pm #

    Jesse, this recipe sound really delicious! It’s definitely going to be one of my lunch favourites!!!

  2. Heather @Gluten-Free Cat May 15, 2014 at 9:17 pm #

    I LOVE this recipe!! I’ve never tried spiralizing sweet potatoes, but I’m going to try it! And with curry? YUM!

  3. Heather @Gluten-Free Cat May 15, 2014 at 9:17 pm #

    I’m going to highlight this at tomorrow’s Raw Foods Thursday. Thanks so much for sharing it!!

  4. Sarah May 15, 2014 at 9:18 pm #

    This is absolutely wonderful!!! Thank you for sharing

  5. Andi May 15, 2014 at 9:18 pm #

    Thanks Jesse! I love curry powder (I get mine at Penzeys, yum!).

  6. EJ July 27, 2014 at 11:54 am #

    Jesse, this looks AMAZING! But how long will this keep fresh in the fridge?

  7. Jen August 7, 2014 at 8:16 pm #

    I just made the sauce ahead of time and I will make my sweet potato “noodles” in the morning and take this to work for lunch tomorrow. The sauce is amazing and I can’t wait to eat the finished product! Thanks for sharing!

    • Jesse Lane Schelew, CNP August 8, 2014 at 12:12 pm #

      Hi Jen! I’m so happy you like the sauce, I can’t wait to hear what you think about the finished product!

  8. Maree October 20, 2014 at 8:04 pm #

    I just finished making this awesome recipe. I can’t wait for my husband to come home and try it! I added some green onion and used pecans as I was out of walnuts. Delish!

    • Jesse Lane Schelew, CNP October 21, 2014 at 3:44 pm #

      I’m so happy you liked it Maree!Green onions would taste delicious in this recipes and so would pecans, great modifications!

  9. Ruby Ellis November 22, 2014 at 3:24 am #

    I did not have time to blend raw almonds to make a butter, so I substituted roasted nonhydrogenated peanut butter. I didn’t have tamari, so I substituted soy sauce. I melted the coconut oil in the dehydrator at 115 degrees to preserve the enzymes. I washed but did not peel the yam before making spiral noodles. I didn’t have currants so I substituted raisins. I cut the recipe in half.

    The curry nut sauce covers up the starch of the potato. It was good for a side dish. It would need another dish to go with it and not be the main course. The ingredients make a pleasant chewy texture. The walnuts should be left in small chunks for texture. The spices remind me of an East Indian flavor.

    • Jesse Lane Schelew, CNP November 22, 2014 at 5:57 pm #

      It sounds like you make some delicious modifications Ruby, thanks so much for sharing. I’m so happy you enjoyed the salad.

  10. Chris Haywood December 30, 2014 at 1:32 pm #

    Wow this looks great. Sometimes you can view a recipe and just KNOW it’s gonna be great. I feel good about this one and can’t wait to try it out. Thanks for giving us this one. Keep up the good work.

  11. Alina April 9, 2015 at 12:28 pm #

    I’m eating it right now and I only can said…crunch, crunch, yummy, great, delicious!!! It’s my first time trying raw sweet potatoes, thanks for the recipe!!!!

    • Jesse Lane Schelew, CNP April 9, 2015 at 4:20 pm #

      Thank you so much for stopping by to let me know you like the salad Alina, I love feedback! I’m so happy you like it.

  12. Rebecka July 30, 2016 at 8:21 pm #

    I have made this more than once. It’s delicious! Thanks for sharing and contributing to my healthy diet!

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