Sweet potatoes are delicious and nutritious. Enjoy them all season long with these easy recipes.
Naturally sweet, creamy and delicious – sweet potatoes are great. Moreover, one medium sweet potato, baked in its skin with nothing else added, is only about 100 calories. They are also very nutritious, as they are a good source of fiber, beta-carotene, vitamin C and potassium.
Versatility and year-round availability can make sweet potatoes a weekly staple. One of the easiest ways to enjoy them is baked whole in the oven. Simply pierce the potato with a fork about six times and bake for about an hour at 200 °C (until tender).
If you want to cut down on cooking time, sweet potatoes are also great cubed and roasted. Cubes can be drizzled with olive oil and seasoned with salt and pepper, then roasted at 200 °C for about 25 minutes. Olive oil is an especially good addition because it helps your body maximize the absorption of beta-carotene.
Try these quick and easy sweet potato recipes:
Sweet potato fries
An easy way to work sweet potatoes into family meals is to julienne them into 1/2 cm strips (or buy them pre-cut at your grocery store). Toss the strips with salt, then spread them in a single layer on a baking sheet prepared with a little bit of sunflower oil. Bake for about 30 minutes, flipping halfway through.
Savoury roasted sweet potatoes
Roast cubed sweet potatoes (see instructions above). Once cooked, toss with chopped fresh cilantro and sprinkle with cardamom and salt and pepper to taste.
Sweet potato smoothie
Add a cubed sweet potato, with star anise if you like, to boiling water and cook until tender. Scoop the sweet potato into a blender, together with some cinnamon powder, vanilla syrup, coconut milk and soy drink and blend until smooth.