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Sweet Potato Wedges

The healthy sweet potato wedges in this recipes, are grilled with spices to give that “mmmm” feeling when you put it in your mouth. Normal potatoes suit well too if you want a healthy diet to try these orange tubers roots. They are rich in exceptional nutrients. Sweet potatoes are rich in estrogens, antioxidant, mineral, fiber and vitamin A (in the form of beta-carotene). There is not much appreciation for this root vegetable that has enormous health benefits like copper, manganese, potassium,  pantothenic acid, phosphorus, niacin. and vitamin C, B1, B2, B6, a source of dietary fiber. This root vegetable is an excellent alkalizer due to all the mineral and vitamin it contains to give the cells a balanced pH for the whole system.

The smoked paprika mixed with rest of spice with peanut oil gives it an exceptionally unique and smoky flavor. As the sweet potato gets soft easily the semolina gives it an extra crunchiness to the natural sweetness of the potato. Ginger powder has the capacity to balance the three “Doshas” as in traditional Ayurvedic medicine and aiding in digestion of food.

Sweet Potato Wedges

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Serves: 2-3 Cooking Time: 30 mins

Ingredients

  • 2 medium sweet potatoes well rinsed, with skin cut into wedges
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika (Hungarian variety is one of the best)
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon fresh or dried mint 
  • 1/2 tsp himalayan salt
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • 2 tbsp rice or corn semolina
  • 1 tbsp peanut or coconut oil
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup goat or sheep cheese crumbled. (optional or use cheese of your choice),  
  • Handful fresh mint leaves, chopped, to garnish
  • For the dip
  • Salt and pepper taste
  • 1 ripe avocado, peeled, pitted, cut into cubes
  • 1/2 lemon, juice only
  • 1/2 juice of orange
  • 2 tablespoon peanut oil
  • 1 tsp cumin for garnish
  • 1 tbsp of zest of orange or 2 drops essence of orange (do-terra)

Instructions

1

In an oven preheated to 180 °C/356°F.

2

Wash thoroughly the sweet potatoes and cut into bite-size wedges.

3

In a bowl add all ingredients pour some peanut oil, season with salt, pepper, give it all a thorough mix with your hands or you can just toss them up very well to have an even coat of spices on the each wedge.

4

Then on baking tray place vegetable or parchment paper arrange the wedges of potato evenly in one layer and bake for 30 to 40 minutes, or until it's nice and crisp.

5

As the wedges are in the oven you can prepare the dip. Avocado orange lemon dip mmmm.

6

Pick two nice ripe avocado, cut across and remove the pit scoop out the flesh from the hull place into a bowl.

7

With a fork smash until it's a coarse paste, add orange juice, lemon juice black Himalayan salt and make into a puree. If you like smooth blend it with all ingredients

8

You can serve the hot wedges, with a garnish with cumin and mint leaves powder with avocado mash.

Notes

You can also make wedges wit Yams, Tapioca, potatoes

 

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