Sweet Potato Salad with Orange Dressing
For a lovely side dish that goes well with almost any entree, try this delightful sweet potato salad. The sweet potatoes, fruit and nuts tossed in a citrusy dressing are a favorite in my home.—Marie Rizzio, Interlochen, Michigan
Total TimePrep: 25 min. Cook: 15 min.
- 2 pounds medium sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed (about 6 cups)
- 1 cup fat-free mayonnaise
- 2 tablespoons orange juice
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1-1/2 teaspoons grated orange zest
- 1-1/2 teaspoons minced fresh gingerroot
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 1 medium Granny Smith apple, peeled and chopped
- 1 cup finely chopped fennel bulb
- 1/2 cup dried cranberries
- 1/2 cup chopped pecans, toasted
- 1/4 cup chopped walnuts, toasted
- Place sweet potatoes in a Dutch oven; cover with water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cook, covered, 8-10 minutes or just until tender. Drain.
- Meanwhile, in a large bowl, mix mayonnaise, orange juice, honey, orange zest, ginger, salt and pepper. Stir in apple, fennel, cranberries, pecans and walnuts. Add sweet potatoes; toss gently to coat. Serve warm or refrigerate, covered, and serve cold.
Nutrition Facts3/4 cup: 183 calories, 7g fat (1g saturated fat), 3mg cholesterol, 300mg sodium, 30g carbohydrate (13g sugars, 5g fiber), 2g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 1 fat.
Jan 12, 2019
Oh my. This is like having Thanksgiving in a bowl. While it is missing meat (which I don't miss at all), I am wondering if meat-eaters could not add left over turkey to this salad. It may be worth a try. But it is GREAT without it.