Sweet potatoes are a classic holiday side dish. Stir up the traditional sweet potato side with this sweet and simple salad! This flavor-forward, sweet potato raisin salad is packed with potassium, vitamin A, and fiber and pleases palates from kids to grandparents. Make this dish by Cricket Azima featured on Archetypes this holiday season for a certain crowd-pleaser! The leftovers make a healthy addition to a school or work lunch.
1 medium sweet potato, peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces
¼ cup sour cream
2 green onions, chopped
¼ cup raisins
½ tsp. cinnamon, or to taste
Salt and pepper, to taste
1. Place sweet potato cubes in a medium-sized pot, add water to cover, and bring to a boil.
2. Reduce heat to a simmer and cook for 10 to 15 minutes, or until fork-tender. Drain and place in a medium mixing bowl.
3. Gently stir in sour cream or yogurt, green onions, raisins, and cinnamon; toss to combine well.
4. Add salt and pepper, to taste. Chill and serve.
Cricket Azima is a professional chef who specializes in cooking for
Tips & Tricks:
— Want to tone down the sweetness? Use a combination of Idaho potatoes and sweet potatoes.
— Is extra-healthy extra-important to you? Swap out the sour cream for yogurt.
— Not a raisin lover? Simply serve the dried fruit on the side as a garnish for diners to individually add as a salad topper, to taste.
The Creative Kitchen™, LLC, teaches children about food and how to cook in a fun, safe, and educational manner. Targeting families with children ages two to teen, the company focuses on teaching, writing creative content and curriculum, special events, recipe development, spokesperson work, webisode production and consulting to present educational and entertaining content through food-related activities. The founder, Cricket Azima, is an expert in cooking for and with children. She inspires kids to express themselves creatively through food and cooking, while complementing lessons with traditional educational material such as social studies, math, arts, science, and more. Visit www.thecreativekitchen.com for more information.