By now, I hope you’ve headed over to our Digital Sweet Potato Cookbook on our Tumblr page. We’re asking ONE members to submit their favorite sweet potato recipes to help put the spotlight on nutrient-dense foods, which can help ward off stunting for the world’s poorest children.
I’ve collected 10 of my favorite dishes from our submissions to share. Not only is the sweet potato incredibly nutritious (and delicious!), our submissions reflect its culinary versatility. Whether you’re craving comfort food or something spicy and exotic, there is a sweet potato recipe to fit the bill.
1. Indian Spiced Sweet Potato Patties:
Not only do these sweet potato patties look mouth-watering, but the combination of tangy ginger, cilantro and masala is bound to make them sound irresistible. For those as in love with Indian-inspired food as I am, this recipe is a must-try.
2. Sweet Potato, Lentil and Goat Cheese Salad
This salad perfect for the fall; it’s filled with hearty lentils, meaning it’s packed with protein, but still light enough to be a satisfying lunch or dinner. Plus there’s goat cheese, and who doesn’t love goat cheese?
3. Sweet Potato, Lentil, and Cheddar Croquettes
Forget tater-tots, these sweet potato, lentil, and cheddar croquettes are where it’s at. Plus, their bite-sized shape make sthem the perfect snack.
4. Ukoy: Fillipino Sweet Potato and Shrimp Fritters
This may be one of the most interesting recipes we’ve received. Anyone who has tried sweet potato fries will probably tell you that, though the sweet potato is packed with nutrition, it makes an absolutely delicious fried snack. Throw in some shrimp and a tangy dipping sauce and this dish sounds like a winning hors d’oeuvre.
5. Spicy Turkey Sweet Potato Gumbo
I would love to try this version of the Louisiana favorite this fall. Not only is this gumbo hearty and packed with protein, but it’s spicy enough to keep the winter chills away.
As the winter months roll in, soup essentially becomes one of my main food groups. I love this twist on classic chicken soup with the addition of the sweet potato dumplings.
I can’t tell if this recipe is a dessert or a side dish (or maybe a dessert cleverly disguised as a side dish?), but whatever course it falls into, it sounds amazing. In addition to the usual cinnamon and sugar, this recipe calls for 1/4 of a cup of bourbon. Yum!
8. Sweet Potato Casserole with Praline Topping
What Thanksgiving is complete without sweet potato casserole? Though every family has their own and, though my dad’s recipe will always have a place in my heart, this one caught my eye. Check out the divine-sounding praline topping and try to tell me your mouth isn’t watering already.
9. Sweet Potato Scones
Forget pumpkin-flavored pastries, these sweet potato scones sounds like they would hit the spot early in the morning. It’s official– sweet potato is, in fact, and all the time food.
10. Sweet Potato Latkes
Thanksgiving isn’t the only holiday to celebrate with sweet potato. Try these delectable-sounding sweet potato latkes this Chanukah.
Got a recipe you want to share? Submit them at recipe4change.tumblr.com — and share them with your fellow ONE members!
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