crisp sweet potato wedges with a robust, nutty tahini turmeric dip
Sweet potatoes are a great source of fiber containing both soluble and insoluble sources of fiber which help reduce blood sugar spikes, the risk of diabetes, and improve gut health. Sweet potatoes are rich in vitamins like vitamins A, which is essential towards healthy vision, and vitamin C, which can increase immune system health. Sweet potatoes are versatile enough where they can be used in savory and sweet dishes. They are however high in carbs, with 27 grams of carbs in 1 medium sized vegetable. So if you are avoiding a high carb diet, keep sweet potatoes at a minimum in your diet. Turmeric is also one superfood that contains a lot of health benefits. It contains anti-inflammatory properties and it can dramatically increase the antioxidant capacity of the body. Turmeric in excess does however contain side effects. The University of Maryland recommends 1 to 3 grams of turmeric per day. 1 gram of ground turmeric powder is about ½ teaspoon.
Sweet Potato Wedges with Turmeric Yogurt Dip
6 sweet potatoes, cut into wedges
1 tbs olive oil
1 tsp fresh lemon thyme, divided
Salt to taste
Cracked black pepper to taste
turmeric tahini dip:
¼ cup tahini
⅓ cup plain greek yogurt
1 tbsp olive oil
1 ½ tsp honey
Juice from ½ freshly squeezed lemon
½ tsp ground turmeric
1 garlic clove, minced
Salt to taste
- Preheat oven to 400° F.
- In a bowl add sweet potato wedges, olive oil, 1/2 tsp lemon thyme, salt and pepper to taste and mix well.
- Place sweet potato wedges on a rack fitted into a baking sheet. Bake until tender and browned, about 30 minutes.
- While that is cooking, add all ingredients in a bowl for the turmeric tahini and mix well.
- Remove potatoes wedges from oven when done, add remaining 1/2 tsp lemon thyme and serve alongside tahini dip.
- Serve and enjoy!
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