Asian Sweet Potato Salad

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  • Servings: 4 TO 6

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  • 3 pounds sweet potatoes
  • 1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon rinsed and minced fermented black beans, or 1 1/2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 3 scallions, thinly sliced
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper

How to make this recipe

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°. Wrap the sweet potatoes in foil and roast for about 35 minutes, or until tender. Let the potatoes cool slightly, then peel and cut them into 1-inch chunks.

  2. Heat 1 tablespoon of the oil in a small skillet. Add the garlic, black beans and ginger and cook over moderate heat, stirring, until very fragrant, 2 to 3 minutes. Remove from the heat and whisk in the vinegar and mustard. Transfer to a bowl and whisk in the remaining 1/2 cup of oil. Stir in the scallions and season with salt and pepper. Gently fold in the potatoes. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Make Ahead

The sweet potato salad can be refrigerated overnight.

Contributed By Published May 1999

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