Spiced sweet potatoes

Spiced sweet potatoes


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About this recipe: A simple side dish of sweet potatoes with a mix of fragrant spices, onion, green olives and parsley.

Deborah Lo Scalzo

Serves: 4 

  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 5 tablespoons olive oil
  • 500g sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 1/2 tablespoon grated root ginger
  • 1/2 tablespoon cumin
  • 1/2 tablespoon paprika
  • salt to taste
  • juice of half a lemon
  • 10 green olives
  • 1 handful of chopped fresh parsley

Prep:20min  ›  Cook:25min  ›  Ready in:45min 

  1. Cook the onion in 2 tablespoons of the olive oil until golden. Add the potatoes and pour in water, barely covering the potatoes. Bring to the boil, then reduce to a simmer.
  2. Add the ginger, cumin, paprika, a pinch of salt and another 2 tablespoons of oil. Cook until the potatoes are tender, mixing every once in a while.
  3. Add the lemon juice, the rest of the oil, olives and the chopped parsley. Serve at room temperature.

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