Savory Summer Salad
Versatile, Vibrant and Vital
I love this savory salad which can be made with a traditional sweet potato or with mamey sapote, a tropical fruit. Mamey sapote is one of my favorite fruits and is reminiscent of a sweet potato or yam picked ripe off the tree. An extremely versatile fruit, mamey sapote can be enjoyed in savory salads or as a sweet treat and is especially good in a smoothie. When mamey sapote is out of season, I will steam a sweet potato instead to create a savory salad. When I choose to consume cooked food, I combine it with at least 80% fresh raw fruits or vegetables. In this way, I maximize the nutritional value, ensuring I get an abundant amount of nutrients and fiber at every meal. The live fruits and vegetables yield ample digestive enzymes to break down the cooked components and facilitate easy digestion.
For cooked option – chop and steam one medium sweet potato
For raw option – chop one medium ripe mamey sapote
Two chopped carrots
One chopped cucumber
4 stalks chopped celery
1 chopped tomato
1 large bundle of chopped cilantro
1 teaspoon cumin
½ teaspoon coriander
dash of sea salt (optional to taste)
¼ teaspoon cayenne
½ head of lettuce – chopped
1/2 sliced avocado
1 T raw pumpkin seeds
Clean and chop all the veggies – carrots, cucumber, celery, tomato and cilantro.
Place in a bowl.
Add steamed chopped sweet potato and/or mamey sapote and all of the spices
(cumin, coriander, salt and cayenne).
Chop the lettuce.
Spoon chopped mixed salad over the lettuce bed.
Add a half of a sliced avocado on perimeter.
Sprinkle pumpkin seeds.
Garnish with a lime, cut in halves.