Recipe: Sweet Potato-Lime Salad

Delicious and heart healthy, too!
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.

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3 large sweet potatoes/yams cut into bite size pieces (4 cups)
½ cup chopped green onion
1 cup chopped red bell pepper
½ sweet onion, chopped
1 cup chopped celery
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice (1-2 limes)
½ cup chopped parsley
½ tsp salt


  1. Steam sweet potatoes 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.

Nutritional Information (per serving)

Makes 4 (1 cup) servings.

120 calories (0 calories from fat), 0 g total fat (0 g saturated fat), 0 mg cholesterol, 380 mg sodium, 27 g carbohydrate, 4 g dietary fiber, 9 g sugar, 2 g protein

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

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