Today's Superfood: Sweet potatoes
Carotenoids, Vitamin A, vitamin C, potassium
I served these sweet potato "coins" on New Year's Eve, hoping they would bring us good luck and prosperity for 2012. Sliced into rounds and roasted with chili powder, lime juice, garlic and olive oil, these sweet potatoes taste great hot or cold. Make extra to stock your lunchbox the next day.
Spiced sweet potato rounds ("coins")
Sweet potatoes roasted with lime juice, garlic and chili powder make a great side dish or snack. With high levels of vitamin A, vitamin C, carotenoids and potassium, sweet potatoes top the "superfoods" list. Choose thin sweet potatoes to keep the rounds small (like coins).
- 3 pounds small sweet potatoes, scrubbed clean, unpeeled
- juice of 1 lime
- 1 tsp chili powder
- 3 cloves fresh garlic, chopped
- 2 Tbsp olive oil
- 1/2 tsp salt
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Line one or two baking sheets with aluminum foil.Slice the sweet potatoes into 3/4-inch rounds and put them in a large bowl. Add the lime juice, chili powder, garlic, olive oil and salt and toss well. Spread the sweet potato slices in one layer on the baking sheet (depending on the size of your sweet potatoes, you may need two baking sheets).Roast the sweet potato slices about 45 minutes, turning them halfway through the cooking time. The sweet potatoes will be soft, slightly wrinkled, and glazed with the oil mixture. Remove from the oven and serve. The sweet potato coins are equally good hot, warm and cold.
DetailsPrep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 4-6 servings