Sweet potatoes are an excellent anti-stress food and are known to help relax muscles, steady nerves, and balance cognitive function. These wedges are easy and so tasty. If you’re like us, you love tahini. And you love sauce. The tahini-honey sauce drizzled over the sweet potatoes make this recipe simply divine.
3 medium organic sweet potatoes
Flat-leaf parsley and / or cilantro for garnish
toasted pumpkin seeds
Tahini-Honey Sauce (recipe follows)
Everything Bagel Spice Mix (optional- can find at Trader Joes)
⅓ cup tahini
⅓ cup water
2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 tablespoon extra virgin cold-pressed olive oil
1 tablespoon raw liquid honey OR maple syrup
1 small clove garlic, minced
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Scrub the sweet potatoes well under running water. Slice them lengthwise into wedges of your desired thickness. Place them on a baking sheet with space between them (if they’re too close together they’ll steam each other and get soggy), and roast for about 20-25 minutes, depending on their size. Remove from the oven when they feel tender to the touch of a fork.
While the sweet potatoes are roasting, make the Tahini-Honey Sauce by placing all the ingredients in a blender and blend until completely smooth. Taste and adjust seasoning if necessary. To thin, add a little water and blend or stir until the desired consistency is reached. Store leftovers in the fridge for five days.
To serve, drizzle the Tahini-Honey Sauce over the sweet potato wedges (you can keep them on the baking sheet or plate them as desired), then sprinkle generously with the Everything Bagel Spice, and top with fresh herbs, toasted pumpkin seeds, and chili flakes (but get creative, these are just suggestions!). Enjoy.