Although this yam recipe can be made with other kinds of potatoes, including sweet potatoes, we prefer using yams. These starchy root vegetables are extremely low in fat, and full of vitamins B6 and C.
Some varieties of sweet potato are often sold as ‘yams’ in the United States and are not the same thing. If you’re not sure, ask the produce manager to help you out or do your research ahead of time and find out which local stores sell the real deal.
The yogurt dressing makes this yam recipe all the more divine. The yogurt makes the potatoes feel even more tender and creamy and adds a refreshing balance to the heartiness of the potatoes.
To turn this yam recipe into a satisfying entrée, we suggest adding some roasted chickpeas on top. Rinsing and draining a can of chickpeas then patting them dry and roasting them with salt and smoked paprika provides lovely flavor. They make a great addition to this yam recipe.