Steamy-saute- Sweet Potatoes With Sesame Seeds and Cilantro Lime Herb Salsa

Introduction: Steamy-saute- Sweet Potatoes With Sesame Seeds and Cilantro Lime Herb Salsa

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Steamy saute is an excellent way to cook vegetables! Today I'll be showing you how to steamy saute sweet potatoes with sesame seeds and cilantro-lime herb salsa. This recipe is vegan, nut-free, and gluten-free.


Sweet Potatoes

  1. 2 sweet potatoes
  2. 1 cup water
  3. cumin
  4. dried oregano
  5. Salt
  6. approx. 1.5 oz sesame seeds

Herb Salsa

  1. 3 tbs. lime juice
  2. 1 tsp. finely chopped shallots
  3. 1 tsp. finely chopped green onions
  4. cumin
  5. salt
  6. 1/4 cup finely chopped cilantro

Step 1: Cut Sweet Potatoes

Quarter potatoes lengthwise. Then chop into 1/2 inch pieces. If the slices are too large cut them in half.

Step 2: Boil Water

In a large saucepan boil 1 cup of water on medium-low. Ensure that the lid is closed so the steam doesn't escape.

Step 3: Add Sweet Potatoes

Add the sweet potatoes to the water once it has started boiling. Cook till almost tender, about 15-22 minutes. Keep the lid closed and stir every 2-3 minutes.

Step 4: Drain

When the potatoes are tender, drain any excess water using either a colander or the lid.

Step 5: Cooking With Oil

Put sweet potatoes back on the burner and add 2 tbsp of avocado oil, 2 pinches of cumin, and 1 pinch dried oregano. Cook for about 5 minutes. Take the potatoes off the heat and let cool.

Step 6: Herb Salsa

While the potatoes are cooling, mix together 1/4 cup finely chopped cilantro, 1 tsp shallots, and 1 tsp green onions. Then add 1 tbsp avocado oil and 3 tbsp lime juice. Finally, add cumin ( only about 1 pinch) and salt to taste.

Step 7: Sesame Seeds

Pour 1.5 oz sesame seeds in a shallow bowl. Dip the cooled potatoes in the seeds. Roll sweet potatoes in the seeds. Then remove potatoes.

Step 8: Serve

Serve in a bowl with some of the herb salsa on top.

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    3 years ago

    Favoriting this one! It looks fab :D

    Lucy caples
    Lucy caples

    Reply 3 years ago

    Thank you so much!