1 Apple, Pear, and Nagaimo Yam Salad * *

1 Apple, Pear, and Nagaimo Yam Salad * *

1 Apple, Pear, and Nagaimo Yam Salad * *

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Nagaimo Yams or ‘Mountain Yams’ are rich in nutrients, aid in digestion, improve spleen and stomach health, and also help lower blood pressure. The yam itself has little taste, and has a sticky texture similar to the insides of okra. Because it has no taste, it pairs perfectly with sweet light fruits and vegetables with a sauce of some sort. The most important part of this dish is the orange sauce which gives the dish its flavor. Be sure to use fresh oranges, and fresh orange zest which will enhance the flavors of the fruit and yam and give it a wonderfully fragrant and tangy flavor.

Prep time 5 minutes
Cook time 5 minutes
Total time 10 minutes
Region Chinese


  • 1 cup of nagaimo yams
  • 5 to 6 slices of apple
  • 5-6 slices of pear (preferably Asian pears)
  • 1/2 an orange
  • 2 tsp of orange peel


Step 1
Peel the yams, then slice, and cut into half inch strips.
Step 2
Mix together the yams, pears, and apples.
Step 3
Orange sauce: Take half an orange (peeled and seeded), cut into slices. Put in blender with 1 teaspoon of orange peel. Pulse it several times until it has a thick texture. Do not overblend it or you will have orange juice! (For a natural and refreshing taste do not add any salt, sugar or other seasonings!)
Step 4
Place the sauce on top of salad, garnish with 1 tsp of julienned orange peel, and serve.