yam golden raisin salad

Tangy Sweet Potato and California Raisin Salad

Can't resist those bright orange sweet potatoes, sometimes called yams, topped with tangy golden raisins.
  • Prep Time : 25 min
  • Cook Time : 20 min
  • Ready Time : 45 min



    Golden Raisin Vinaigrette

    • 1/2 cup California golden raisins
    • 1/2 cup water
    • 1/3 cup fresh lime juice
    • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • Freshly ground pepper


    • 2 pounds small orange or yam-type sweet potatoes (about 2 inches in diameter)
    • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
    • 1/2 cup California golden raisins
    • 2 tablespoons snipped fresh chives
    • Fresh arugula leaves


    For vinaigrette, measure raisins and water into a small saucepan and bring to boil; reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, for 15 minutes or until most of the water has evaporated. Let cool, then purée in a blender or small food processor. Whisk in remaining dressing ingredients; cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.

    To prepare salad, peel and cut sweet potatoes crosswise into 1/4-inch slices; toss with olive oil in a medium bowl. Grill over low heat for about 15 to 20 minutes, turning frequently, until tender and lightly charred. Remove from grill and return to bowl; let cool. Add raisins and chives to bowl and pour dressing over all; stir lightly with a rubber spatula until evenly coated with dressing. Let chill for at least 1 hour before serving on arugula leaves.

    Nutrition Facts Per Serving

    Calories 230 (21% from fat); Total Fat 6g (sat 1g, mono 4g, poly 1g, trans 0g ); Cholesterol 0mg; Protein 3g; Carbohydrate 45g; (Dietary Fiber 4g; Sugars 20g; ); Iron 1mg; Sodium 160mg; Calcium 38mg; Potassium 400mg

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