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Baked Purple Yams with Edamame & Avo – Mayo is flavorful recipe, that is easy to make and the whole family will enjoy. It can be served as main course or side dish. The choice is yours.

When I bought these purple yams I was hopping they would be purple inside as well, unfortunately they were not. They were white, just like regular potatoes and their taste was just like common sweet potatoes. And since I love all potatoes, I enjoyed them very much, especially with my special Avo - Mayo dressing.

Nevertheless, I bought yams with purple flesh in the past and I don't understand why I can't find them anymore. They are actually Asian yams and so were these, at least that's what was written on the name tag in our supermarket. The problem is that there is many types of Asian yams so you never know what you gonna get; ha ha ha!

Anyway, as I already mentioned, I really enjoyed these with the Avo - Mayo dressing that I am sharing with you. I have no doubt you will like it too and you can even apply it for other meals, such as salads, roasted potatoes and regular baked potatoes. It is a healthier and very tasty butter replacement, especially if you are watching your cholesterol.

Although, this was a very successful and yummy recipe, I will continue my search for the ASIAN PURPLE YAMS. And If you have any thoughts or experience, I would love to hear about it. I look forward to hear your feed back and thank you for visiting.


Loaded with Edamame and Drizzled with Avo – Mayo is flavorful recipe, that is easy to make and the whole family will enjoy. It can be served as main course or side dish. The choice is yours.
Vegan – Gluten Free
Prep Time20 mins
Active Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 20 mins
Course: dinner, lunch, Main Course
Cuisine: American, Vegan
Keyword: Asian yams, avocado, baked potato, baked yams, dinner, edamame, Gluten Free, lunch, Oil free, oven baked, purple yams, sweet potato, Vegan, yams
Yield: 3
Author: Lena Novak - Lena's Vegan Living


  • Food processor


  • 3 Purple yams
  • 1 1/2 cup Frozen Edamame
  • To taste Himalayan pink salt
  • To taste Black pepper to taste
  • 1/4 Cup Red Onion (Diced - Optional)


  • 1/4 cup Cashews  (soaked 4 hours and rinsed)
  • 1/2 Avocado (Medium size)
  • 1 Lime (only juice)
  • To taste Garlic powder
  • To taste Himalayan pink salt
  • 1/2 cup Water (filtered)
  • Blend all in a blender until smooth.


  • Preheat the oven to 400F (200°C).
  • Wash and scrub your yams thoroughly.
  • Make a long incision in the middle of each one and bake 60 minutes until soft. If they differ in size, some of them may be done sooner than others, therefor you must keep checking.
  • In the meantime, bring water into boil and drop in the edamame with pinch of salt. Cook for 5 minutes.
  • Strain from the water and set aside.
  • Add salt with pepper and edamame on top.
  • Drizzle with Avo – Mayo dressing and serve.
  • You may sprinkle with red onion if you like as well.


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