Sweet and Savory Sweet Potato Mash

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mashed-sweet-potatoes-transRecipe by Rebecca Dienner for The FruitGuys

INGREDIENTS
2 large or 4 small sweet potatoes or yams
2 teaspoons toasted sesame oil
1 tablespoon coconut oil
1/4 cup unsweetened coconut milk
1 teaspoon cumin
2 tablespoons lemon, lime, or orange juice
1 teaspoon zest of lemon, lime, or orange
Salt and pepper to taste

PREPARATION

  • Preheat oven to 375 °F.
  • Bake whole sweet potatoes on a baking sheet until fork-tender, about 40–60 minutes, depending on size.
  • Use a dishtowel to squeeze sweet potatoes for doneness without burning your hand.
  • While sweet potatoes are baking, measure/prepare your other ingredients.
  • Once potatoes have cooled enough to handle but still warm, scoop out the soft sweet potato flesh and place in a bowl.
  • Use a potato masher or fork to mash sweet potatoes with oil, coconut milk, cumin, citrus, and salt and pepper to taste.

Serves 3–4 as a side dish. Prep time, 2 minutes; cook time, about 45 minutes.

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