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Perfect Vegan Sautéed Yams

In the yam belt of West Africa, Nigeria alone produces 71 percent of the yams and there are over 600 varieties of yams and 95 percent of these crops are grown in Africa. Yams are a staple tuber vegetable of West African countries with 177 calories in one cup of yams.

A classic dish of vegan sautéed yams lightly boils yam chunks before cooking in olive oil, garlic, and spices. Sautéed yams are a delightful alternative to potatoes and so much trendier.

Sautéed yams are a delightful alternative to potatoes and so much trendier.
Sautéed yams are a delightful alternative to potatoes and so much trendier.

Prep time: 10 min Cook time: 10 min Total time: 20 min


Perfect Vegan Sautéed Yams


Ingredients

1 large yam
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 whole bay leaves
1 small bunch parsley, chopped
2 tablespoons olive oil
Sea salt to taste

Directions

Cut yams into chunks. Bring a large pan of water to the boil, and then cook the yams for three mins. Drain then place yams onto a paper-lined tray to cool. When ready to serve, heat olive oil, garlic, and bay leaves in a large non-stick frying pan until you can feel a strong heat rising. Add the yams in a single layer. Turn the heat to medium-high, so that the yams sizzle, but do not stir until they start to brown underneath. Turn yams evenly two or three times until nicely browned all over. Sprinkle with sea salt, chopped parsley and serve your new favorite vegan side dish to friends and family.

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