Sweet Potato Fries & Roasted Garlic Dipping Sauce

Sweet Potato Fries & Roasted Garlic Dipping Sauce

This is possibly our favourite way to cook sweet potatoes. Seasoned with paprika and chilli they're both sweet and spicy. They're a great snack or we love to pair them with veggie burgers, bean chilli or an omelette.


Ingredients:

Fries:

  • 2 large sweet potato
  • 1 TBSP olive oil
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp chilli powder or 1 chopped chilli
  • 3 garlic cloves

Garlic dipping sauce:

  • 100g greek yogurt (or a vegan alternative)
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon
  • Pinch of salt & pepper

Instructions:

  • Preheat oven to 180°C.
  • Wash the sweet potato before chopping into wedges. Leave the skin on as lots of the fibre and nutrients are found here!
  • Place on tray on and add the olive oil, paprika, chilli powder and whole garlic cloves.
  • Place in oven and after 20 minutes shuffle the chips around. Place back in oven for a further 15-20 minutes.
  • You can now use the roasted garlic cloves to make the dipping sauce. Peel the skin from the garlic and cut/crush the garlic (a garlic press is ideal) before mixing into the greek yogurt, lemon and salt & pepper.

Nutritional Information:

Sweet Potatoes

  • Extremely rich source of vitamin A which is important for growth, vision, reproduction and immunity.
  • Good source of fibre, vitamin C, manganese, copper and B vitamins.
  • Contains storage proteins called sporamins which have antioxidant properties.
  • Contains glycosides called batatins and batatasides which are thought to have anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties.

Greek Yoghurt

  • Contains twice as much protein as a regular yogurt. Protein is used as a building block for body tissues and due to it’s slow digestion it will keep you fuller for longer
  • Contains probiotics (live bacteria) which have been shown to improve digestive function, immune health and may reduce the negative effects of taking antibiotics
  • Has a lower lactose content than other yoghurts which is useful for people with a lactose intolerance. The probiotics it contains also break down lactose making it easier to digest
  • Promotes bone health as it’s rich in calcium, magnesium, phosphorous and potassium.