Smashed Sweet Potato With Garlic Aioli

Here’s a delicious side dish that is bound to steal the show!

Smashed Sweet Potatoes With Garlic Aioli

Ingredients
SWEET POTATOES:
  • 2 large sweet potatoes
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Garlic powder, for sprinkling on top
  • 1/3-1/2 cup fresh parsley, minced

GARLIC AIOLI:
  • 1 large or 2 small garlic cloves
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

  1. Preheat oven to 190C.
  2. Cut the sweet potatoes into rounds, about 2cm thick.
  3. Place the sweet potatoes into a baking pan and coat with oil, salt and pepper.
  4. Bake for 20 minutes, then turn the sweet potato rounds over and bake for a further 15 mins.
  5. Meanwhile, to prepare the aioli: add the garlic into the TM bowl and process on speed 4-5 until minced. Add the olive oil and sauté the garlic on 90 degrees/speed 2/1 minute. Then add the rest of the ingredients and process speed 3/20-30 seconds or well combined. Scrape into a bowl and set aside.
  6. The sweet potatoes should now be tender. With a fork, break the rounds open and smash them down a bit.
  7. Bake for a further 20 mins or until cooked through and caramelised on the tips.
  8. Serve on a platter and drizzle over the garlic aioli. Set the remaining aioli in a dish to the side (you will want more).

Sweet potato is a great accompaniment to meats, fish or starring as a vegetarian hero. It is filling and a great source of ‘good carbs’ if you need extra fuelling for intense exercise. Best of all it tastes so good. This simple recipe highlights the flavour of the sweet potato. By caramelising the edges, it changes the taste to sweet. The garlic aioli adds to the flavour, with a hint of lemon, it makes my mouth water just thinking about it.

Posted by Evolved Nutrition and Naturopathy

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