Recipe of the Day: Jamaican Yam Salad

The yam is a popular root foot found all over the Caribbean. This starch comes in different types and varieties and is a popular food all around the world. However, Jamaican yams were raised to fame when track star Usain Bolt’s talent was claimed to be related to yam consumption. Today we offer you a great yam recipe to accompany your Sunday dinner. You may not get as fast as Usain Bot, but it is a start.

Preparation time: 10m
Cooking time: 15m

Ingredients

For 6 people ()

  • 2 pounds yellow yam
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 pound string beans
  • 1/4 pound carrots
  • 1 small onion
  • 1 small red sweet pepper
  • 1 small green sweet pepper
  • 1 can Green Peas
  • 4 tablespoons Mayonnaise
  • 4 large lettuce leaves

Directions

  1. Peel, wash and cut yellow yam into cubes.
  2. Bring water to a boil in a sauce pot, add yam and salt and boil until fork tender.
  3. Cut string beans into three or four pieces, peel and dice carrots, blanch vegetables.
  4. Chop onions and peppers, add yam, vegetables, Green Peas, Mayonnaise and toss lightly.
  5. Put the salad to chill in a refrigerator for about 30 minutes.To Serve: Arrange on a bed of lettuce and then serve.

Enjoy

via Grace Foods

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2 thoughts on “Recipe of the Day: Jamaican Yam Salad

  1. Reblogged this on THE ISLAND JOURNAL and commented:
    The yam is a popular root foot found all over the Caribbean. This starch comes in different types and varieties and is a popular food all around the world. However, yams in Jamaican were raised to fame when track star Usain Bolt’s talent was claimed to be related to yam consumption. Today we offer you a great yam recipe to accompany your Sunday dinner. You may not get as fast as Usain Bot, but it is a start.

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