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African Squash and Yams

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African Squash and Yams
  • Prep Time 10 min
  • Total Time 30 min
  • Servings 6
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Take a taste adventure! This dish of gently simmered squash and yams is flavored with coconut milk, cinnamon and cloves.

Ingredients

2
tablespoons vegetable oil
1
small onion, chopped (1/4 cup)
1
pound Hubbard or acorn squash, peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces
2
medium yams or sweet potatoes, (3/4 pound), peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces
1
cup coconut milk
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/2
teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4
teaspoon ground cloves

Directions

  • 1 Heat oil in 10-inch skillet over medium heat. Cook onion in oil, stirring occasionally, until tender.
  • 2 Stir in remaining ingredients. Heat to boiling; reduce heat. Cover and simmer 10 minutes. Simmer uncovered about 5 minutes longer, stirring occasionally, until vegetables are tender.
Tips  

Yams, cloves and coconut milk are popular ingredients in many dishes throughout Africa.

Don't worry; you won't have to scale a coconut tree to get coconut milk! Look for cans of this richly flavored milk near the international ingredients in your supermarket.

Nutrition Information 

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
180
(
Calories from Fat
110
)
Daily Value
Total Fat
12 g
(
Saturated Fat
1 g
)
Cholesterol
0mg
Sodium
220 mg
Potassium
410 mg
Total Carbohydrate
19 g
(
Dietary Fiber
4 g
)
Protein
3 g
Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
100%
100%
Vitamin C
12%
12%
Calcium
2%
2%
Iron
4%
4%
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 1 Vegetable; 2 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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