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A quick and healthy recipe for Mashed Sweet Potatoes with Ginger – a flavorful vegan side dish that pairs well with fish, chicken or vegan mains. Silky and luscious, these flavorful mashed sweet potatoes can be made in under 30 minutes! Top with optional Maple Pecans!
May I act from free will, and not from habit. — Yogananda
The leaves are turning and the days are cooler. Meals here at home have become cozier, heartier and more comforting. Here’s a simple vegan side dish that takes very little time, and yet is full of healing warming nutrients – Mashed Sweet Potatoes with Ginger. This fall side pairs well with Asian style dishes, becoming a flavorful base for miso salmon or tofu, or even simple roasted chicken. You’ll find many uses for this.
Keep it totally vegan or use butter for extra richness, up to you.
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Simply simmer the sweet potatoes or yams for 10-15 minutes, then drain and season. It’s so fast and simple.
Feel free to mash for a quicker version, or puree in a food processor for a silky version.
My husband Brian likes his topped with a dollop of butter or ghee.
Either way you choose to serve it, I know you will find it comforting.
I’ve even been known to just eat a warm bowlful of this- so calming and gentle on the belly.
A lovely dish to bring to a pot luck or gathering, it can easily be made ahead and reheated.
Mashed Sweet Potatoes with Ginger… so easy, healthy and delicious!
For more fall-inspired, veggie-based side dishes like this…. take a peek at these!
Oh! And here’s another sweet potato recipe you may like – Harissa Baked Sweet Potato Fries
A quick and healthy recipe for Mashed Sweet Potatoes with Ginger – a flavorful vegan side dish that pairs well with fish, chicken or vegan mains. Silky and luscious, these flavorful sweet potatoes can be made in under 30 minutes! Top with maple pecans for a little crunch.
Slice sweet potatoes into disks and place them in a pot, cover with water, bring to a boil, cover with lid and simmer 12-15 minutes.
When the sweet potatoes are fork tender, drain, saving the water. In the same pot, heat olive oil, butter or coconut oil over medium heat and add shallots, ginger and garlic, stirring until fragrant and golden about 2-3 minutes.
At this point, you could add the sweet potatoes back into the pot and mash ( using a potato masher) adding some of the reserved sweet potato water to loosen it, or place it all in a food processor to whip until silky smooth.
I usually add about ½ cup liquid for a looser, almost saucy consistency. Season with the salt, pepper.
Top with maple pecans for a crunchy texture.
Leftovers make a great breakfast. Reheat and drizzle with maple syrup. 🙂
- Serving Size:
- Calories: 176
- Sugar: 6.7 g
- Sodium: 277.8 mg
- Fat: 4.6 g
- Saturated Fat: 3.8 g
- Carbohydrates: 31.7 g
- Fiber: 4.8 g
- Protein: 2.6 g
- Cholesterol: 0 mg
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