Sweet Potato Salad with Orange-Ginger Dressing

Sweet potatoes topped with orange-ginger dressing - an easy side dish ready in 35 minutes.

  • Prep Time 25 min
  • Total Time 35 min
  • Servings 14

Ingredients

3
lb medium sweet potatoes, peeled, cut into 3/4-inch chunks
1/2
cup olive oil
2
tablespoons balsamic vinegar
1
tablespoon grated gingerroot
1
teaspoon grated orange peel
1/4
cup fresh orange juice
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/2
teaspoon pepper
1/4
teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4
cup pecan halves, coarsely chopped, toasted if desired*
1/4
cup golden raisins

  • 1 In 2-quart saucepan, add 1/2 inch water; heat to boiling. Place potatoes in water. Cover tightly; return to boil. Reduce heat; simmer 15 to 20 minutes or until potatoes are tender.
  • 2 Meanwhile, in small bowl, mix dressing ingredients with whisk.
  • 3 In large bowl, combine cooked potatoes, pecans and raisins; pour dressing over potatoes. Toss gently. Serve immediately or refrigerate until ready to serve.

Expert Tips

*To toast pecans, heat oven to 350°F. Spread pecans in ungreased shallow pan. Bake uncovered 5 to 7 minutes, stirring occasionally, until light brown.

No golden raisins on hand? Use dark raisins instead.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
150
(
Calories from Fat
80),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
9g
9%
(Saturated Fat
1g,
1%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
0mg
0%;
Sodium
105mg
105%;
Total Carbohydrate
17g
17%
(Dietary Fiber
2g
2%
  Sugars
7g
7%
),
Protein
1g
1%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
240%;
Vitamin C
10%;
Calcium
2%;
Iron
4%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.