African Squash and Yams

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

Minutes

Total Time

30

Minutes

Makes

6

servings

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.
Makes 6 servings
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Did You Know...
Yams, cloves and coconut milk are popular ingredients in many dishes throughout Africa.
Purchasing
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:

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