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Savory Sweet Potato Spread

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We love combining the flavors of sweet and savory when creating meals. A great way to get that sweetness into dips is to use sweet potatoes. This recipe takes them and adds the savory taste of garlic, onions, and spices to create a spread that is bursting with flavor. In just a few easy steps, we have a healthy dish that still satisfies our sweet tooth.

Sweet Potato Spread

30 minutes to prepare serves 12


  • 3 sweet potatoes, peeled and quartered
  • 3 cups chopped onions
  • 6 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 scallions, finely chopped
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 3/4 teaspoon turmeric
  • 3/4 teaspoon cumin
  • 3/4 cup vegetable broth
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 baguette
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  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add sweet potatoes and boil until tender, about 6 to 8 minutes. Drain and set aside.
  3. Put garlic and onion in a pan over medium heat, and cook until they turn brown and stick to the skillet, about 5 minutes. Add the vegetable broth, and cook for another 3 minutes.
  4. Add the sweet potatoes, scallions, milk, cinnamon, turmeric, cumin, and onion mixture to a food processor, and puree until smooth. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Cut baguette in to 1/2 inch slices, and place on a baking sheet. Brush each slice with olive oil; add salt and pepper to taste. Toast the slices until golden brown, about 5 minutes. Place on rack to cool.
  6. Arrange the toast on a serving plate, and top with the sweet potato spread. Sprinkle with salt and pepper before serving.

Recipe adapted from Whole Foods Market