Sweet Potato & Asparagus Salad with Tangy Tahini Dressing


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Sweet Potato & Asparagus Salad with Tangy Tahini Dressing
Prep Time
30 mins
chill time
2 hrs
Course: Salad
Servings: 6
Calories: 322 kcal
Author: Carol Kicinski
  • 2 pounds sweet potatoes , peeled and cut into 1-inch chunks
  • 1 small bunch of asparagus (woody ends removed), cut into 1-inch lengths
  • 1 cup frozen shelled edamame
  • ½ cup tahini (sesame seed paste)
  • 1/3 cup light coconut milk
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 3 tablespoons low sodium wheat-free tamari
  • 2 tablespoons unseasoned rice vinegar
  • 1 seedless clementine (or ½ seedless navel orange), peeled and sectioned
  • 3 teaspoons freshly grated ginger
  • 1/3 cup thinly sliced scallions (light green parts only)
  • ½ cup chopped cilantro
  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil and fill a large bowl with ice water.
  2. Add the sweet potatoes to the boiling water and continue to boil over medium-high heat for 10 minutes.
  3. Add the asparagus and edamame.
  4. Cook for 5 minutes more.
  5. Drain the vegetables and add them to the ice water.
  6. Once cool, drain again.
  7. Pat dry on a clean dishtowel and transfer to a large bowl.
  8. Cover and chill for at least 2 hours.
  9. In a blender or small food processor, combine the tahini, coconut milk, maple syrup, tamari, vinegar, clementine or orange sections, and ginger.
  10. Process until smooth, scraping down the sides as needed.
  11. Pour the dressing over the sweet potato mixture and add the scallions and cilantro.
  12. Gently toss to coat.
  13. Serve immediately or keep chilled until ready to serve.
Nutrition Facts
Sweet Potato & Asparagus Salad with Tangy Tahini Dressing
Amount Per Serving
Calories 322 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 2g10%
Sodium 606mg25%
Potassium 792mg23%
Carbohydrates 44g15%
Fiber 7g28%
Sugar 12g13%
Protein 9g18%
Vitamin A 21630IU433%
Vitamin C 13.6mg16%
Calcium 107mg11%
Iron 2.8mg16%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Disclaimer: All nutrition facts on Simply Gluten Free are meant only as a guide and may differ depending on product brands used or ingredient substitutions. Some errors may occur, so you are encouraged to confirm the recipe’s ingredient and nutrition suitability for your own diet.
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