Yams are one of my favourite winter vegetables. They don’t need peeling or any fancy preparation work, just a quick wash and they’re ready to use. They can be eaten as part of a stir fry or a casserole, baked, boiled, steamed, microwaved or, my favourite, roasted. The are naturally sweet and taste great with ginger, orange, or sweet and sour sauce.
Yams are one of the highest vegetable sources of carbohydrates (energy) and a good source of folate (vitamin B9) and vitamins A and B6. These three vitamins are essential for converting the carbohydrates into usable energy and also help our immune system fight infection.
I first saw this recipe on the vegetables.co.nz web-site, it’s really simple and delicious. The chickpeas are an excellent source of protein so it’s a great vegetarian meal. The orange juice really brings out the sweet flavour. Give it a go!
TIP: red onion can be replaced with brown onion.