Sweet Potato, Celery, and Apple Salad

Whole Living, January/February January/February 2012
  • Yield Serves 4
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  • 2 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon freshly grated ginger
  • 2 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 1 small sweet potato, peeled and finely julienned (2 cups)
  • 1 tart apple, cored and finely julienned
  • 1 stalk celery, thinly sliced
  • 2 scallions, thinly sliced
  • 3 radishes, finely julienned
  • 3 tablespoon toasted sesame seeds
  • 1/4 cup packed fresh cilantro leaves


  1. In a small bowl, whisk lemon juice, ginger, and oil. Season with salt and pepper.

  2. In another bowl, combine sweet potato, apple, celery, scallions, radishes, sesame seeds, and cilantro.

  3. Drizzle dressing over salad and season with salt and pepper.

Recipe Reviews

Reviews (8)

  • LittleRedFrog 23 Jan, 2014

    After 2 years, I made this recipe again and my opinion of it hasn't changed: I still very much like it!!
    And like I mentioned before, I guess it will make a perfect little lunch salad for summer.

  • KAH 18 Sep, 2013

    I was rather surprised at the great reviews this recipe received. I couldn't finish my serving. Perhaps it was the celery that did it for me, as I've never really cared for the celery. Maybe the leftovers will season overnight and be better tomorrow, but I'm not hopeful. I will not be making this again. I was unsure of raw sweet potato, but it wasn't bad, I think the overall combination of flavors was just not pallatable for me.

  • JennNC 21 Jan, 2013

    I'm loving this whole set of recipes, but I don't think you are supposed to make a habit of eating sweet potato raw.

  • jamie9793 4 Jan, 2013

    I have the unfair advantage of not liking many fruits and vegetables. Part of my reason for doing this cleanse was to become more familiar with different things. That being said, this was okay, but not great. I think I will try to tweek the recipe next time, I found it to be too tart. Not bad overall though.

  • mandajean526 25 Mar, 2012

    This salad is so pretty and tastes so good. It's really yummy paired with the Spiced Butternut Squash soup as a light lunch. I just run everything through the shredder disc in my food processor and it always turns out great! More like a slaw than a salad but so delicious! Would be great paired with turkey burgers right off the grill during summer.

  • LittleRedFrog 29 Feb, 2012

    Agreed!! This salad was really really nice!
    I was also very surprised to add raw sweet potatoes to this dish but it is indeed very good!
    Every bite brings a new flavor too. Once you'll get the sesame taste, then the sweet potato, then the cilantro and so on.
    So refreshing and surprising! I will definitely have it again!!
    Would be perfect as a light summer salad. Easy for a lunch at work too.

  • AllyHow 16 Feb, 2012

    I can't even begin to tell you how good this salad is! It's good the first day as well as the next day after. I omitted the celery because I can't stand it but I was surprised how good raw sweet potato and radishes are! Highly recommend during and after the cleanse!

  • DoulaMama 4 Jan, 2012

    This salad is delicious! It's tangy, sweet, crunchy and fresh. I prepared it last night, so it marinated overnight. I also omitted the radishes because I can't stomach them.

    I will definitely make this salad even after the detox is over.