SPICED PEANUT SWEET POTATOES
INGREDIENTS: (Serves 4 as a side)
2 large sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into small cubes
2tbsp olive oil
2tsp ground ginger
2tsp ground cinnamon 2tsp ground cumin Handful of parsley, chopped 45g dates, pitted and chopped
1tbsp (heaped) black sesame seeds (normal sesame seeds also work – you’ll just need to toast them)
Salt and pepper
For the dressing:
2tbsp date syrup or maple syrup
2tbsp sesame oil
2tbsp smooth peanut butter Juice of 1/2 lemon
Handful of peanuts, toasted and chopped (optional)
1. Preheat the oven to 240°C (fan 220°C).
2. Place the sweet potatoes in a large baking tray and drizzle with the olive oil, add the spices and some salt and pepper and mix well, ensuring everything gets coated. Bake in the oven for 45-50 minutes, until they’re really soft.
3. While the sweet potatoes are cooking, make the dressing, whisking everything with some salt until smooth.
4. Next, place the parsley and dates in a large bowl with the sesame seeds. Once the sweet potatoes are cooked, add them to the bowl with the dressing and mix everything together. Sprinkle with toasted peanuts, if using, serve and enjoy.