Sweet and sassy Daniel Fast salad

Sweet Asian Salad

This salad is bursting with flavor and nutrients! Take a look at a few of the benefits of the ingredients:

Sweet potatoes

  • Very, very high in vitamin A, which is best known for supporting healthy vision.
  • Rich in beta-carotene.
  • Can help improve blood sugar regulation (even for people with diabetes).


  • Excellent source of vitamin C.
  • High in fiber.
  • Rich in folic acid.


  • Extremely high in vitamin K.
  • Contains 45+ flavanoids (powerful antioxidants that fight aging and prevent disease).
  • Considered to be one of the healthiest vegetables because of its superb nutritional profile.

Sweet Asian Salad

2 cups shredded sweet potato, peeled (about 1 small potato)
2 cups shredded parsnips, peeled (about 3 parsnips)
2 cups chopped kale, ribs and stems removed, lightly packed
¼ cup diced red onion
¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon Bragg’s Liquid Aminos or soy sauce
1 tablespoon unsweetened pineapple juice
1 tablespoons sliced almonds
1 tablespoon chopped pecans
1 clove garlic, minced
1 teaspoon minced fresh ginger or ½ teaspoon dried ginger
¼ cup chopped fresh parsley, lightly packed or 1 teaspoon dried parsley
¼ teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper

Mix all ingredients in a large bowl. Toss well to coat. Chill in refrigerator for about 1 hour.

Yield: 8 servings (serving size: 1/2 cup)

Recipe Notes

  • Substitute fresh spinach leaves for kale.
  • If you don’t have both almonds and pecans, you can use one or the other. Pine nuts are another tasty option.
  • Use the shredding disc of a food processor to shred the sweet potatoes and parsnips.
  • Parsnips are root vegetables that are related to carrots. Although they are similar, parsnips are paler than carrots, with a somewhat bleached look. They also have a sweeter, stronger taste that is slightly tangy.
  • Bragg’s Liquid Aminos is an alternative to soy sauce that has no added salt or preservatives. It’s a certified non-GMO (not genetically modified) liquid protein concentrate, derived from healthy soybeans, that contains 16 essential and non-essential amino acids.


  1. Shoundell says:

    Good Day,
    I am so happy to find this site; I am looking at the Daniel Fast as a life style to change the way I eat over all. Oh I thank God for the time you took to share all these great food ideas.
    I would like to buy the book but would rather like to have hard copy, does the ideas in the book color too.

  2. I enjoy the recipes you publish, I’m trying to eat healthier for health reasons and do my best to integrate these recipes into my daily life. I have a question regarding the sweet potato and parsnips, are they cooked or are you adding them to the salad raw? I wasn’t sure, it looks to me as if they are raw.

    Thank you!

  3. Awesome site! Love your recipes!


  4. Could I use orange juice instead of pineapple do you think?