Sweet and Tangy Yam and California Raisin Salad

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Sweet and Tangy Yam and California Raisin Salad

Sweet and Tangy Yam and California Raisin Salad
Number of Servings: 4 Total Preparation Time: 1 1/2 hours
Actual Cooking Time: 45 minutes Source: California Raisins
Food Groups: Vegetables, Fruits
Holiday: Thanksgiving
Main Ingredient: Vegetables
Meal Type: Salads & Dressings
Nutrition Content: Good Source of Fiber
Special Features: Vegetarian


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 to taste

3 pounds small Yams (2 inches in diameter), peeled and sliced one-quarter inch thick
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive Oil
1/2 cup California Golden Raisins
2 tablespoons snipped fresh Chives
fresh Arugula leaves


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

To prepare salad, place sliced yams in a medium bowl and toss with olive oil. Cook on grill over low heat for about 15 to 20 minutes, turning frequently, until tender and lightly charred. Remove from grill and place in a medium bowl; let cool. Add raisins and chives to bowl and pour dressing over all; stir lightly with a rubber scraper until yams are evenly coated with dressing. Let chill for at least 1 hour before serving on a bed of arugula.

Nutrient Information
Calories: 230
Total Fat: 6 g
Saturated Fat: 1 g
Polyunsaturated Fat:
Monounsaturated Fat:
Sodium: 200 mg
Carbohydrates: 44 g
Protein: 3 g
Fiber: 6 g
Vitamin A:
Vitamin C:
Calcium: 80 mg

Cook's Notes: