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.
- 2 sweet potatoes
- 1 cup water
- dried oregano
- approx. 1.5 oz sesame seeds
- 3 tbs. lime juice
- 1 tsp. finely chopped shallots
- 1 tsp. finely chopped green onions
- 1/4 cup finely chopped cilantro
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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.
This is an entry in the
Kitchen Skills Challenge