Warm Yam & Corn Salad with Golden Berry Dressing


Beat the winter chill with this ‘Warm Yam & Corn Salad w/Golden Berry Dressing’ superfoods recipe created by ‘Good For You Gourmet’ personal chef and caterer, Chef Laura Moore. Makes 4 side salad servings, or 2 main meal size servings.


  • 1.25 pound Yams, peel & cut into inch cubes; bring to a boil, lower heat to simmer for 18-20 minutes. Drain & allow to cool somewhat before tossing with dressing.

Prepare Veggies:

  • 2/3 cup Corn Kernels, thaw & rinse;
  • 1/2 cup Celery, diced;
  • 1/4 cup Cilantro OR Parsley, chopped
  • 1 cup Pineapple chunks
  • 1 cup Sugar Snap Peas
  • 1/3 cup Cilantro, chopped
  • 3 Green Onions, chopped.

Golden Berry Dressing:

  • 1/3 cup Golden Berries into a small sauce pan: add 1 cup Water OR Vegetable Broth, and simmer for 10 minutes.

Macerate with hand held mixer, or in blender:

  • 1/4 cup Olive Oil,
  • 1 Tbs. Lemon OR Lime Juice;
  • 1 Tbs. Agave Syrup;
  • 1 tsp EACH Coriander & Sea Salt,
  • 1/2 tsp White Pepper,
  • 1/4 tsp Paprika
  • 1/4 tsp Lime Zest.
  • 3 Green Onions, chopped.

Season to taste, toss with warm yams & raw veggies, then serve garnished with 1-2 Tbs Walnuts per serving.

About the ‘Super Foods’ in this recipe:
Yams: low glycemic, high in Vit C & B, potassium, and protein ‘dioscorin’, mimic progesterone
Walnuts: rich w/phenols, vitamin E, cardiovascular, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits
Golden Berry: S. American origin, high in Vit and protein, loaded with antioxidants, mild diuretic

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As the end of my maternity leave grew closer, I worried how my family would cope with my going back to work. I was plagued by \'what\'s for dinner?\' anxiety, and wondered how I would be able to spend quality time with my son while trying to cook dinner every day. Chef Laura\'s services were exactly what we needed to ease this transition. A well-stocked freezer of lovingly prepared, delicious and nutritious food put my mind at ease that at the end of the day my family would always be well fed.” 

Crystal & Ryan, and Liam, November 2012

As a busy individual with a lot on the go, I appreciated how quickly Chef Laura was able to accommodate my cooking request - within a week of contacting her I had a fridge and freezer full of ready-to-eat food. Laura worked to develop a menu plan that addressed both my vegan dietary choice and individual food preferences. While all the dishes were delicious, the kichadi is beyond amazing, and I will be requesting it again! Laura provided a fantastic timely service that delivered excellent vegan food, great convenience and flexibility, and a tidy kitchen to boot.” 

Dannica S., October 2010

Chef Laura came to our home to prepare meals on a weekly basis, fresh groceries in hand. We had specific dietary requirements: primarily salt free, low fat, low sugar, high fiber and vegetarian. Laura met these criteria unfailingly, and yet was consistently able to produce extraordinary & exciting flavors in her many varied creations. Laura did all the shopping for her ingredients and clearly had exceptional knowledge about nutrition & wholesome quality products.” 

Susan & Jamie H., 2002

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