My favorite ways to eat sweet potatoes these days:
I found this carmelized sweet potatoes with quinoa and greens recipe while trying to use up some kale, and it’s become a favorite. I’ll admit my kids aren’t the biggest fans, but Nice Tall Guy approves. Keeps in the fridge for several days and makes for great leftovers-for-lunch.
My younger sister made mashed sweet potatoes with chipotle chili powder for Thanksgiving one year, and I’ve been hooked ever since. So much more interesting than regular mashed potatoes, in my opinion.
Most of the time, though, I just bake a bunch of sweet potatoes at the beginning of the week and use them on salads for lunch or dinner for the next day or two. Delicious!
Sweet Potato, Goat Cheese & Toasted Pine Nut Salad
I’m anything but a precise cook, so amounts are very approximate.
- 2-3 sweet potatoes peeled and cut in chunks
- goat cheese (a few ounces, depending on how cheesy you want it)
- several handfuls of toasted pine nuts
- salad greens (I like arugula, but whatever you have on hand…spinach, etc, will work)
- olive oil
Toss sweet potatoes with olive oil and salt on a baking sheet. Bake sweet potatoes in 400 degree oven until soft and beginning to brown (20ish minutes.) Flip potatoes half-way through for best results.
Once potatoes have cooled, toss with greens, crumble goat cheese and throw in toasted pine nuts. I usually make a dressing with olive oil, white wine vinegar, a dab of dijon mustard, a dash of salt and pepper. Yum!
4 thoughts on “An Ode to the Sweet Potato”
Thanks, Heather, for another great column in your blog. Really gets me inspired to start cooking more with the wonderful sweet potato. And your recipes sound great!! Lots of delicious ideas for this fall and winter. Love, Mom
Thanks for letting me get my start in your kitchen (via pb&j sandwiches, marshmallow cakes and lots of messes!) xxoo.
Heather: I love your ode to the sweet potato! The recipes sound delicious. I can see I’ve been missing out on something. –Aunt Candy
Thank you & enjoy!