This sweet Moroccan salad is prepared by simmering diced sweet potatoes or yams with cinnamon, turmeric, saffron, raisins and honey. It is an easy dish with an exotic taste.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
20 mins
additional:
30 mins
total:
1 hr 5 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
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Directions

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  • Place raisins into a bowl, cover with boiling water, and let stand to plump.

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  • Place sweet potatoes into a saucepan, cover with 2 cups water, and bring to a boil. Add honey, butter, salt, cinnamon, black pepper, turmeric, and saffron to potatoes; reduce heat to low. Simmer until potatoes are tender but not mushy, 8 to 10 minutes. Drain raisins and stir into sweet potato mixture.

  • Continue to simmer until mixture has thickened, about 10 more minutes. Let cool before serving.

Nutrition Facts

218 calories; protein 2.3g 5% DV; carbohydrates 41.4g 13% DV; fat 5.9g 9% DV; cholesterol 15.3mg 5% DV; sodium 399.4mg 16% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (3)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
01/04/2017
Cut down on the water when boiling. I omitted saffron bc I didn't have it. But I loved it. Didn't taste the turmeric much. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
04/30/2013
This was quite runny for a salad. I had to drain off a lot of liquid. Also it was very sweet--more like a dessert. Read More
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4 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 1
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 1
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  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 3 stars
04/30/2013
This was quite runny for a salad. I had to drain off a lot of liquid. Also it was very sweet--more like a dessert. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/04/2017
Cut down on the water when boiling. I omitted saffron bc I didn't have it. But I loved it. Didn't taste the turmeric much. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/15/2018
This is tasty! It's sweet but then the black pepper adds a nice counter. I don't know if it turned out the way it should have for a salad but it is a yummy side however you look at it. I used the full amount of water. It was runny after cooking but it thickened as it cooled. I tried it hot warm and cool and liked it at all temps. I didn't have saffron so I added an extra smidge of turmeric. Read More
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