I’m a giant health food nerd. I’m sure that that’s obvious at this point – but I get pretty freaking excited when I discover new veggies to try. I’ve been aching to try purple sweet potatoes and when I FINALLY stumbled upon them at the Cultural Market I snatched those babies up like they were precious gems. But this was a two for one win, because they also had white sweet potatoes… I was in foodie nerd heaven! The first thing I wanted to make? Colourful sweet potatoe fries!
There’s just something about using colourful veggies – it adds so much to the dish. But if you haven’t found purple or white sweet potatoes, you can use regular ones to create this recipe. It will still be yummy, I promise.
Baked White and Purple Sweet Potato Fries
Pre-heat the oven to 350 F
4 Medium Sweet Potatoes
1 Tsp Cinnamon
Pinch Pink Salt
1 Tsp Rosemary
Coconut Oil (to grease the pan)
Chop your sweet potatoes into matchsticks.
Arrange the fries into a single layer on a large, greased baking pan. Sprinkle the herbs and spices on top. Make sure they aren’t touching too much so that they can cook evenly and get crispy.
Bake for 30-40 minutes, until desired crispiness is achieved. Be sure to flip them at least once or twice so that they bake evenly. If you want extra flavour, add more herbs and spices to the other side when you flip them.
When they’re ready to rock and roll, remove from heat and let cool. Enjoy them with your favourite dip… like this Vegan Cheesy Sauce.
Vegan Cheesy Dip
1/4 Cup Coconut milk (Or Non Dairy Milk of Choice)
1/4 Cup Hummus
1 Tbsp Mustard
2 Tsp Maple Syrup (or to taste)
5 Tbsp Nutritional Yeast
You can enjoy this dip cold by simply mixing the ingredients until well blended.
If you would prefer a hot dip, poor the coconut milk into a small saucepan and place over medium heat. Once it starts to simmer, add the hummus, maple syrup and mustard and mix well. Lastly, toss in the nutritional yeast, turn the heat to minimum and stir regularly until ready to serve.
Enjoy these babies solo, or combine with other goodies for a filling meal. I made a place with gluten free pasta, spinach and cucumber. So good!
Have you tried white or purple sweet potatoes? Excited to make sweet potato fries? Intrigued by vegan cheesy sauce? What should I make next? Let me know your thoughts in the comments.
Health and love,
Thought of the day: New discoveries bring exciting ventures.