African Squash and Yams

Take a taste adventure! This dish of gently simmered squash and yams is flavored with coconut milk, cinnamon and cloves.

  • Prep Time 10 min
  • Total Time 30 min
  • Servings 6

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

  • 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.

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