Thursday, March 17, 2011

Sweet Potato Salsa

Sweet potatoes are a kitchen staple.  This sweet potato salsa is a good change of pace from the usual ways we cook and eat them.  Top steak, fish or chicken with this salsa together with some sliced avocado.  Then, reserve some of the diced sweet potato for your toddler.  

What you need:
3-4 sweet potatoes
juice of one small orange
1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
3 scallions
lime juice and zest, optional

What to do:
Bring pot of water to a boil.

Peel and dice the sweet potatoes in small cubes.  

Add the sweet potatoes to the boiling water and cook for about 10 minutes, until just soft.

While the sweet potatoes are cooking, chop the scallions finely and add them to orange juice and red pepper flakes

Back to sweet potatoes!  Drain off the water, add the sweet potatoes back in the pot and cover.  Put pot back on stove with burner off.  Let the sweet potatoes dry out for about 5 minutes.  Then transfer to a bowl and set aside. 

When the sweet potatoes have cooled, add the scallion mixture and toss carefully until all pieces are coated.  Cover the bowl and chill for at least one hour.  Taste and season with salt and lime juice and zest.  

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