How to Make Sweet Potato the Mediterranean Way

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Compared to regular sweet potatoes, the thick, creamy texture and natural sweetness of Mediterranean sweet potato makes them perfect for eating raw.

Ultimately, these nutritious tubers can be served in a number of ways; roasted with olive oil and salt until they’re crispy on the outside but still slightly soft on the inside or sliced into rounds and crisped in a skillet with just enough olive oil to coat. When cooking Mediterranean-style, cinnamon sticks are added to boiling water before adding the sweet potato slices. The cinnamon reduces the glycemic index and makes for a great aroma. After 10 minutes of cooking, the sweet potatoes are extracted from the pot and served up.

What goes well with sweet potato?

Sweet potatoes, eaten mashed, fried, fried, crisps, soup, steamed, baked, go very well with red meats and poultry. Duck, beef, chicken, turkey, will be the ideal companions for a meal based on sweet potatoes, as well as for fish (salmon and white flesh) and shellfish. Do not hesitate to sprinkle your preparation with spices such as curry, ginger, nutmeg and cinnamon, which go very well with this vegetable

How do you store sweet potatoes?

Forget the refrigerator to store your sweet potatoes! This vegetable does not tolerate damp cold very well and its core may harden. However, find them a dry and cool place, away from light. Above 16 ° C, sweet potatoes may sprout or ferment. They can be kept between seven and ten days. In contrast, cooked sweet potatoes can be stored in the refrigerator for four to five days in a closed container. You can also freeze the baked version for up to a year.

In this Mediterranean sweet potato recipe, we’ve added various spices so they can infuse the dish with an excellent flavor. The result is a colorful dish that can also serve as a side dish for many main courses, such as braised short ribs with tomatoes or grilled salmon.

How to Make Sweet Potato the Mediterranean Way

Prep Time 5 min Cook Time 25 min Total Time 30 mins Servings: 5

Description

In honor of the upcoming Mediterranean diet, we've put together this delicious Mediterranean recipe with a sweet potato twist. It's perfect for spring!

If you’re looking for a simple, healthy new side dish at your dinner table, look no further than this Mediterranean sweet potato. It has all the fixings and flavors of one of the most popular cuisines in the world — roasted sweet potatoes covered in olives, feta cheese, and garlic topped with a drizzle of lemon juice. This recipe couldn’t be more flavorful or easy to prepare.

Ingredients

GARLIC HERB SAUCE

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit (204 degrees Celsius) and cover a wide baking sheet with aluminum foil.

  2. Potatoes should be rinsed and scrubbed before being sliced in half lengthwise. This will reduce the amount of time it takes to cook. Otherwise, leave whole and bake for a longer duration (approximately 45 minutes – 1 hour).

  3. Place rinsed and drained chickpeas on a foil-lined baking sheet and toss with olive oil and spices.

  4. Apply a light coating of olive oil to the sweet potatoes and put them face down on the same baking dish (or another baking sheet depending on size).

  5. When the sweet potatoes and chickpeas are roasting, make the sauce by whisking together all of the ingredients in a mixing cup, only adding enough water or almond milk to thin it out enough to pour.
    Season to taste and change seasonings if required. Add more garlic for a zingier taste, salt for savory flavor, lemon juice for brightness, and dill for a stronger herb flavor. I discovered that mine didn't need any additional supplies.

  6. To make the parsley-tomato topping, toss the tomato and parsley with the lemon juice and leave to marinate.

  7. Remove from oven when sweet potatoes are fork tender and chickpeas are golden brown, around 25 minutes.

  8. Flip the potatoes flesh-side up and lightly crack the insides before eating. The chickpeas, garlic herb sauce, parsley-tomato salad, and chili garlic sauce are then added on top (optional). Serve right away.

Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving
Calories 308
Calories from Fat 6.1
% Daily Value *
Sodium 400mg17%
Potassium 609mg18%
Total Carbohydrate 54.7g19%
Dietary Fiber 11.9g48%
Sugars 10.4g
Protein 10.9g22%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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