Southwest Sweet Potato Dip

Dec 5, 2022All Recipes, Appetizers

AS SEEN ON GLOBAL NEWS – This delicious and easy dip is perfect to make ahead for the holidays.

Preparation Time: 20 minutes

Refrigeration time: 1 hour or up to 3 days

Makes about 2 cups (500 mL)

2 Ontario Sweet Potatoes (about 8 oz/250 g each)

4 cloves Ontario Garlic

1/2 cup (125 mL) coarsely chopped fresh Ontario Coriander (Cilantro)

1/4 cup (50 mL) olive oil

1/4 cup (50 mL) fresh lime juice

2 tbsp (25 mL) water

1 tbsp (15 mL) ground cumin

1 tsp (5 mL) salt

1 tsp (5 mL) chili powder

1/4 tsp (1 mL) cayenne pepper

Fresh Ontario Coriander (Cilantro) Leaves

Baked white corn tortilla chips

Ontario Greenhouse Cucumber Sticks  

                      

Pierce sweet potatoes several places with fork; place on paper towel in microwave oven. Microwave on High for 5 to 9 minutes or until tender. Cover with towel; let stand 5 to 8 minutes to cool slightly.

Meanwhile, peel and slice garlic into food processor bowl; pulse to finely chop.

Scoop flesh out of sweet potatoes to yield 2 cups (500 mL); add to food processor. Add coriander, oil, lime juice, water, cumin, salt, chili powder and cayenne; process until puréed.  Refrigerate in airtight container for 1 hour or up to 3 days or freeze. Bring to room temperature to serve. Garnish with coriander leaves. Serve with tortilla chips and cucumber sticks.

Tips:

  • If you like, bake sweet potatoes in 350°F (180°C) oven for 45 to 60 minutes or until tender.
  • Substitute chipotle chili powder to taste for the chili powder and cayenne.

Nutritional Information:

1 Serving (2 tbsp/25 mL):

PROTEIN:                 1 gram

FAT:                           3 grams

CARBOHYDRATE:  6 grams

CALORIES:               52        FIBRE:                       1 gram

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