Pear: Pear Yam Salad

posted by Lisa UK 12-21-102 4:30 PM

Pear Yam Salad

This recipe is a fall favorite. The slightly sweet spicy dressing mixed with the toasted pecan flavor makes the yams and pears perfect partners.

2 lbs. sweet potatoes (yams), peeled and cubed
3 fresh pears
2 tbsp. lemon juice
1/4 cup toasted pecans
1 cup chopped celery
1/3 cup raisins
1/3 cup light mayonnaise
1 tbsp. honey
1/2 tsp. ground nutmeg/ginger
Salt to taste

In a saucepan, cook the yams for 8 to 10 minutes in boiling water just until tender. Do not overcook. Drain; set aside to cool. Core the pears and cut into chunks. Toss the pears with the lemon juice and mix with the cooled yams in a large bowl. Add the pecans, celery and raisins, mixing gently.

In a small bowl, mix together the mayonnaise, honey, nutmeg/ginger and salt. Pour the dressing over the yam-pear mixture, mixing gently to coat the salad. Serve immediately or refrigerate. Makes 8 servings.

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