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Sweetpotato Toast Galore!

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Sweetpotato Toast Galore!

Sweetpotato Toast—it’s a thing! You can definitely cook slices of sweetpotato in your toaster, just like you do with toast, then top them in a million different ways—just like you do with toast! The only limit is your imagination. Here are a few of our favorites.

Sweetpotato Toast Galore! made with California Sweetpotatoes

Each variation serves 1

Ingredients:

Sweetpotato Toast with Avocado, Poached Egg, and Sriracha
1 slice sweetpotato (about 1/4-inch thick)
1/4 small avocado
1 egg, poached
Salt, to taste
Sriracha or other hot sauce, to taste

Sweetpotato Toast with Cream Cheese, Maple Syrup, and Dates
1 slice sweetpotato (about 1/4-inch thick)
2 tablespoons cream cheese
2 or 3 dates, halved or quartered
1 1/2 teaspoons pumpkin seeds or pepitas, toasted
Maple syrup, to taste

Sweetpotato and Tomato Bruschetta
1 slice sweetpotato (about 1/4-inch thick)
1/2 tomato
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 1/2 teaspoons chopped fresh basil
1 clove garlic, minced
Salt, to taste

Instructions:

  1. To make the toast variations, cook the sweetpotato in your toaster or toaster oven as you would a piece of bread, using the most well-done setting, until tender (you might have to do this 2 times). Transfer the sweetpotato to a plate, add the toppings, and enjoy.

  2. To make the bruschetta variation, cook the sweetpotato as directed above. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine the remaining ingredients. Transfer the sweetpotato to a plate, top with the tomato mixture, and enjoy.

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Southwestern Sweetpotato Quinoa Bowl

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Southwestern Sweetpotato Quinoa Bowl

Our friend Gaby is at it again. This time, she packs a whole lot of superfood goodness into one delicious bowl with this recipe. 

Ingredients

For the bowl:

1 cup quinoa

1 bunch kale, finely sliced

2 tablespoons olive oil

1 medium lime, juiced

1⁄2 teaspoon salt

2 avocados

1 14-ounce can black beans, rinsed and drained

1⁄4 cup crumbled cotija cheese

Kosher salt, pepper and red pepper flakes to taste

 

For the Sweetpotatoes:

2 medium California sweetpotatoes (about 11⁄2 pounds), sliced into small, 1⁄4-­inch cubes

2 tablespoons olive oil

2 teaspoons ground cumin

1 teaspoon smoked paprika

1 1⁄2 teaspoons salt

 

One recipe Cilantro Vinaigrette 

Instructions

For the Sweetpotatoes:

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.

  2. On a large baking sheet, toss together the cubed California sweetpotatoes, oliveoil, salt, pepper and cumin and paprika. Once coated, evenly distribute the sweetpotatoes on the baking sheet.

  3. Transfer the California sweetpotatoes into the oven and roast for 25­-30 minutes until they are fork tender.

For the bowl:

  1. Cook the quinoa according to the package directions. Set aside.

  2. Toss the kale, olive oil, lime juice and salt in a large bowl and then add small groupings of the avocados, quinoa, black beans, cotija and sweetpotatoes. Season with salt, pepper and red pepper flakes and serve alongside the cilantro vinaigrette.

Original blog post can be found here.

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California Sweetpotatoes Stuffed with Ground Beef and Kale

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California Sweetpotatoes Stuffed with Ground Beef and Kale

1/2 pound ground beef

2 sweet potatoes, baked 

1 cup kale, chopped

1/2 bell pepper, chopped

1/2 small onion, chopped

2 T coconut oil

1/2 T ground cumin

1/2 T smoked paprika

1/2 tsp ground coriander

1/2 T dried oregano

Squeeze of fresh lime juice

Himalayan salt & pepper, to taste

1 ripe avocado

Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Pierce the sweet potatoes several times with the tines of a fork. Place the sweetpotatoes on a baking sheet. Bake until tender, about 45 minutes.

  • While sweetpotatoes are baking, in a large skillet brown the ground beef. Add the bell peppers, onions, and coconut oil and saute until the onions and peppers are tender. Add all of the spices and mix well. Add the kale and sauté until the kale is wilted and tender (about 3 minutes).

  • To assemble, slice the sweet potatoes open lengthwise and mash the insides. Scoop the beef/kale mixture into the middle of each sweet potato. Squeeze fresh lime juice over beef/kale mixture. Serve with slices of avocado.

Recipe courtesy of Zest & Zeal

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