The other night I made the 1st of 3 sweet potato dishes (“Dressed to the Nines Sweet Potatoes” from The UnDiet Cookbook). I had the second serving for lunch the next day and it was almost better than fresh the night before!
Contestant Number 2: Loaded Sweet Potatoes (picture as shown in the cookbook)
This one looks great … let’s see how the recipe turns out!
This recipe was easy to follow. It called for EVOO to saute the garlic & onions, but I was low on it, so I used coconut oil (as I have a huge “tub” of it from Costco!).
Inside the recipe is a sub-recipe for “Avocado Cilantro Crema“. This was easy as well, but I had to use 3 TBSP more water than the 1 TBSP it called for as it was just a little thick, but light, for my Vitamix and wouldn’t stay down with the blades to become creamy.
I cooked the sweet potatoes for a full hour and they were perfect this time. Now to assemble this dish!
The amount of crema that was made seemed like a lot, but the recipe didn’t indicate that you only use a portion of it, so I used half per serving. Same went for the black bean mixture … the recipe called for a whole can, whereas the other recipes call for 1/2 can.
Ok … so there was a LOT of toppings on this spud, and it was a bit over-powered by the crema. But it was tasty.
It’s got a different taste than “Dressed to the Nines Sweet Potatoes” (Contestant Number 1) but it’s also got a completely different dressing being avocado instead of tahini/tamari.
I would recommend this recipe, but suggest making or only using half the crema and beans. Also – the cookbook picture has the sweet potato topped with a white substance, but it was not mentioned in the recipe.
At this point, I’m a bigger fan of “Dressed to the Nines Sweet Potatoes“.
Friday I’ll likely make up the last of the 3 recipes in this Recipe Taste Off and provide my comments and suggestions!