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10 ways to enjoy sweet potato

Lifestyle — Posted 25/08/16

Bursting with flavour and vitamin goodness, sweet potato is a comforting veggie staple. Here are just a handful of delicious ways to use it.

Sweet potato salad

1. Salad

Roast chunks of sweet potato with some beetroot and toss in a salad of leafy greens, feta cheese, quinoa and pepitas.

Recipe inspiration: Throw together this sweet potato and quinoa medley for a delicious salad option. 

Sweet potato dip

2. Dip 

Blend up with chickpeas, garlic, olive oil, lemon juice and spices for a rich and tasty twist on hummus.

Recipe inspiration: This sweet potato and chickpea dip is perfect for easy entertaining.

Sweet potato fries

3. Fries

Chop into strips, drizzle with olive oil, sprinkle with a little sea salt (or paprika, cumin, garlic powder, oregano or rosemary) and bake until golden.

Recipe inspiration: Try these sweet potato fries to get started.

Sweet potato soup

4. Soup

Blend up a creamy soup with capsicum, sweet potato, onion, garlic, cinnamon and nutmeg. Tip: roast the veggies first to really bring out their full-bodied flavour.

Recipe inspiration: Whip up this sweet potato chipotle soup.

Sweet potato breakfast shakshuka

5. Breakfast hash

Throw some sweet potato, onion, garlic and whatever veggies you like (mushrooms, spinach, capsicum, grilled corn) in a pan and heat with olive oil. Top with an egg and garnish with fresh herbs.

Recipe inspiration: Play with this rich and spicy shakshuka to bring a Moroccan twist to your breakfast. 

Sweet potato fritters

6. Fritters

Coarsely grate sweet potato, mix into a batter with egg and flour and fry large spoonfuls until golden and crispy. Add zucchini, spring onions, spinach or corn for variety.

Recipe inspiration: Swap out the pumpkin for sweet potato in these delicious veggie fritters.

Sweet potato mash

7. Mash

A sweet and filling side or a base for stews and stir fries. Mash up with rosemary, pepper and a little salt for delicious flavour.

Sweet potato frittata slice

8. Frittata, tart or pie

Throw together some sautéed kale, sweet potato and red onion into an egg frittata for an easy weeknight meal.

Recipe inspiration: This simple zucchini and sweet potato slice will keep you going during the week.

Sweet potato pizza

9. Pizza

Recipe inspiration: Try this light and delicious veggie pizza.

Sweet potato rice paper rolls

10. Rice paper rolls

Wrap up fresh little parcels of sliced veggies and vermicelli noodles in rice paper for a light, tasty feast.

Recipe inspiration: These sweet potato rice paper rolls are an easy and satisfying treat.

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