7 top sweet potato recipes from four healthy foodies

Make your sweet potatoes pop with these delicious and easy recipes from Calgary Avansino, Nina Parker and more top-notch foodies

Rich in beta-carotene and vitamins A, C and B6, sweet potatoes are the super spuds on the shopping lists of many a healthy eating inspo.

As versatile as they are widely available, they act as the perfect pantry essential for giving any meal a healthy but tasty boost. Spicy mayo sauce recipe Whether baked or bashed, roasted or mashed (or even toasted and slathered with a dollop of avocado or nut butter), there’s a whole menu of ways to cook them.


Spicy mayo recipe sushi To help provide some cookbook inspiration, we asked four healthy foodies for their tried and tested sweet potato recipe picks to showcase how to get the most out of this most humble of wholefood heroes. Spicy mayo recipe for burgers 1. How to make spicy mayo for sushi Calgary Avansino’s Mexican baked sweet potato boats recipe

175g fresh corn kernels, cut from the cob, or tinned sweetcorn, rinsed

Heat your oven to 200C/gas 6. Chilli mayonnaise recipe Scrub your potatoes and pop them in a baking dish. Spicy mayo for sushi Rub the oil all over the potatoes, then sprinkle with sea salt. Easy chipotle mayo recipe Cover with foil and bake for 30 minutes, then remove the foil and leave for a further 15 minutes, until the flesh is cooked through and the skin is crispy.

If you are using fresh corn, cook the loose kernels in a pan of boiling water for 2-3 minutes.

Slice your baked sweet potatoes open (be careful if they’re still hot from the oven!), then top with the corn, black beans and guacamole. Easy spicy mayo recipe Add a squeeze of lime juice over each potato and sprinkle the coriander on top.

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This recipe is inspired by one of my favourite dishes at Passion Cafe in Ibiza. Spicy mayo recipe for sushi The combination of soft roasted sweet potato, creamy tahini and crunchy almond flake garnish is just divine. Spicy mayo sushi recipe It becomes a dish in itself.

Quickly throw the sweet potato into a bowl and hand mix with the coconut oil, gently massaging it into the sweet potato (I mean you could use a spoon, but I like to get involved with my food).

Lay the potatoes onto a baking tray lined with baking paper and cook in the oven for 30-35 minutes (I like my sweet potato quite well-cooked).

While the potato is cooking, prepare the sauce: mix the tahini, garlic, lemon juice, olive oil and salt in a bowl until it is combined and thickened. Spicy mayo recipe for chicken Add the water slowly so that you can adjust according to your desired consistency (some like it thick, hot, sexy or runny – that will all depend upon the water content).

Finally add in the parsley (you don’t have to but I love the freshness it adds).

Once the sweet potato has cooked, allow it to cool slightly and then drizzle the sauce on top as desired.

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These burgers are the ultimate veggie burgers – honestly they’re unlike any I’ve ever made before! Even really heavy meat-eaters love them which is awesome, so you can really make them for anybody and you know they’ll go down a treat. Recipe spicy mayo They’re made from sweet potato and black beans with sweetcorn, caramelised red onion and gluten-free brown rice flour to bind them together. Spicy mayo for sushi recipe Sweet potatoes are one of my favourite foods and this recipe makes the inside of the burger so incredibly gooey and sweet.

On the side of these delicious burgers you always need a dip, and my favourites are between an avocado cream (nature’s mayonnaise) and a roasted red pepper hummus. Spicy mayo sushi sauce recipe Both are equally as delicious, but it really depends on what your craving is. Sushi spicy mayo sauce recipe You can even make both! I love making this with a side of kale wilted in a rich tahini dressing.

Peel and chop the sweet potato into small cubes, drizzle with extra virgin olive oil and cook for 25-30 minutes, turning occasionally.

Meanwhile, rinse and drain your beans and place into a large mixing bowl. Asian spicy mayo recipe With a masher, mash until roughly half the mixture becomes a paste.

In a frying pan add the onions and cook until caramelised. Spicy sushi mayo recipe Place in the mixing bowl with the spices and sweetcorn.

Once the sweet potato is done, mash well before adding to the mixing bowl. Spicy tuna mayo recipe Mix well. Bonchon spicy mayo recipe Add the brown rice flour to bind and continue to stir.

To cook: in a frying pan, drizzle olive oil and fry the burgers for 3 minutes on each side, place on a baking tray and cook at 190 degrees for a further 10-15 minutes until crisp.

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Roast the sweet potato at 180 degrees with some olive oil, salt and pepper for about 30 minutes until soft.

Throw everything into a blender leaving out ? the chickpeas and blend to a nice rough consistency. Spicy mayo recipe for sweet potato fries Then add in the last few chickpeas and pulse blend them to just break them up.

Follow Nina @antoninaparker. Spicy mayo poke recipe 5. Spicy chipotle mayo recipe Naturally Sassy’s Mexican quinoa with sweet potato recipe

Preheat the oven to 190 degrees Celsius. Spicy aioli sauce recipe with mayo Peal and cube the sweet potatoes, place on a roasting tray. Spicy ahi poke recipe mayo Roast for 25 minutes.

Start by adding the quinoa to a pan with 3 cups water, lemon, tamari and apple cider vinegar. Spicy mayo recipe for tacos Bring to the boil and simmer for 25 minutes. Spicy mayo ahi poke recipe When nearly done, add the sweetcorn, black beans, chopped tomatoes and potato wedges.

Meanwhile, make the cashew sour cream by blending all the ingredients until smooth. Spicy tuna poke recipe mayo Mash the avocado with the lime and a pinch of salt. Spicy mayo mussels recipe Compile!

For a video how-to, click here. Spicy mayo recipe without sriracha 6. Spicy ahi poke recipe with mayo Shona Vertue’s turmeric mashed sweet potato recipe

My mum used to make this for me a lot, she still makes it better than I have ever been able to. Spicy mayo recipe for fish tacos It must be the ratio of coconut cream or something – she says it’s love.

1 tbsp coconut cream (this is optional, depends on your taste)

Add water and bring to a boil. Recipe for spicy mayo for sushi Reduce to a simmer and cook until the sweet potatoes are soft and the liquid is almost absorbed.

Transfer to a bowl, add the coconut cream and mash until smooth and creamy, (I cheat and transfer mine to a NutriBullet for an amazing consistency).

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Roast the sweet potatoes for about 30-40 minutes at 180 degrees. Spicy mayo recipe for fish Slice open down the middle and fill with ? a chopped avocado, coriander and cherry tomatoes. Japanese spicy mayo sauce recipe Fry the black beans in some olive oil, garlic and ground cumin and add this also. Best spicy mayo recipe sushi Finish with a sprinkle of toasted sesame seeds, a dollop of goat’s milk yoghurt and a squeeze of lime juice and the zest. Spicy mayo recipe for chicken burgers Homemade chilli oil is also delicious with this.

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