October 11, 2021

Recipe: Sweet Potato-Lime Salad

The tanginess of lime and the sweetness of the potato make a perfect combo

Sweet potatoes onions and red pepper salad

This fresh salad is sure to add some zest and flavor to your table with a mix of fresh fruits and vegetables. Eat it alongside any protein dish or on its own!


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3 large sweet potatoes/yams cut into bite-size pieces (4 cups)
1/2 cup chopped green onion
1 cup chopped red bell pepper
1/2 sweet onion, chopped
1 cup chopped celery
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice (1-2 limes)
1/2 cup chopped parsley
1/2 teaspoon salt


  1. Steam sweet potatoes in a steamer basket over boiling water until tender but firm (10-12 minutes).
  2. Peel and cube. Place in a bowl.
  3. Add green onions, red pepper, sweet onions, celery, vinegar, lime juice and zest, salt and parsley and lightly mix.

Nutrition information (per serving)

Makes 4 servings, 1 serving = 1 cup

Calories: 120
Total fat: 0 g
Cholesterol: 0 mg
Sodium: 380 mg
Carbohydrate: 27 g
Dietary fiber: 4 g
Sugar: 9 g
Protein: 2 g


Adapted from Dr. Caldwell Esseltyn’s book, “Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease” (© 2007 by Caldwell B. Esseltyn, Jr., MD).

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