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Maple Cilantro Sweet Potatoes

by evh on January 21, 2015

Maple Cilantro Sweet Potatoes | LocalSavour.com

Maple Cilantro Sweet Potatoes –– Did you give up all things buttery and creamy for the new year? I will never give up my butter, but I am eating (or at least trying to) a little lighter after all of the holiday treats I consumed. I know what you are thinking, how can sweet potatoes be delicious without heavy cream or a sweet buttery emulsion added to them? Easy, I say –– add in fresh cilantro, a dash of zesty lime, and a touch pure maple syrup for Maple Cilantro Sweet Potatoes. These tubers are high in Vitamin A, B6, and C, so why not add them to your evening meal plan? A bowl of these bright orange, tender bits not only makes for a quick and easy side dish, they can also be thrown on top of a salad the next day … that is, if you happen to have any leftovers. Fear not and don’t worry, the butter and cream will back soon enough into our lives, but for now enjoy this little side.

Maple Cilantro Sweet Potatoes | LocalSavour.com

Mmmmm … tender sweet potatoes.

Maple Cilantro Sweet Potatoes | LocalSavour.com

Ready for the hot skillet.

Maple Cilantro Sweet Potatoes | LocalSavour.com

Add in the fresh cilantro, a dash of zesty lime, and a touch pure maple syrup and you’re ready to go.

 

Maple Cilantro Sweet Potatoes
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Servings Prep Time
4 -6 servings 10-15 minutes
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12-15 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 -6 servings 10-15 minutes
Cook Time
12-15 minutes
Maple Cilantro Sweet Potatoes
BigOven - Save recipe or add to grocery list
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Servings Prep Time
4 -6 servings 10-15 minutes
Cook Time
12-15 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 -6 servings 10-15 minutes
Cook Time
12-15 minutes
Ingredients
  • 3 large sweet potatoes chopped
  • 1 cup fresh cilantro chopped
  • 2 Tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon fresh garlic minced
  • 1 small lime juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
Servings: -6 servings
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Instructions
  1. Place chopped sweet potatoes into a large pot, cover with with water by one inch over the top. Place lid on the pot and place pot over high heat. Bring to a boil. Once boiling let cook for 5-7 minutes or until just fork tender but not over cooked. Remove from heat and drain well. Dab potatoes gently with a towel if needed to remove any excess water.
  2. Place a large heavy duty pan (cast iron if you have one) over medium high heat. Add olive oil and garlic and sauté for 30 seconds. Next add in the potatoes, and sauté for two minutes. Finally add in the maple syrup, fresh lime juice and cilantro. Continue to sauté for another 2-3 minutes or until the sweet potatoes just turn slightly golden in color. Remove from heat, sprinkle with salt and pepper and serve.
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