This has to be one of my favorite foods of all time. I have to make it a few times a week at least. It is so simple, yet so satisfying and fulfilling. Crispy from the outside and soft from the inside, these roasted sweet potatoes will melt in your mouth. I absolutely love them drizzled with a flavorful tahini sauce that provides for the most delicious balance of sweet, salty, and tangy. Simple deliciousness.
These sweet potatoes are also loaded with vitamins and nutrients that you can feel. They provide an immediate sense of comfort and satisfaction that lasts. The most perfect treat after a great workout.
I hope you’ll enjoy this recipe as much as I do. And if you give it a try, do let me know how you liked it in the comments below or tag your photo using the hashtag #hanadykitchen on Instagram. It is always lovely learning about what you enjoy.
INGREDIENTS/ SERVES 3
6 large sweet potatoes, skins peeled and cut into wedges
1 teaspoon salt
good grinding of freshy ground black pepper
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
3 tablespoons olive oil
For the tahini sauce:
2 tablespoons tahini (sesame paste)
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1-2 teaspoons water, depending on consistency of your mixture
1/2 garlic clove, finely minced, optional
1 tablespoon parsley, finely chopped
salt and pepper, to taste
1. Preheat oven to 240 C (450 F) and arrange your potato wedges in a large baking pan. Drizzle the olive oil over wedges and add the seasoning and spices. Rub all of the ingredients together so that the potato wedges are well coated.
2. After the oven has reached the required temperature, place the pan inside and let the potatoes roast for 25-30 minutes or until bruised and lightly golden. Make sure to wait until the oven has reached 240 C (450 F) before roasting the potatoes for best results. Flip the wedges half way into baking if you prefer. I usually don’t.
3. Meanwhile, prepare your tahini sauce. Whisk together the tahini paste and lemon juice until thick and creamy. Add 1-2 tablespoons water, depending on the consistency of your mixture. You want the sauce to be creamy, but liquid enough to drizzle over the potatoes. Stir in the garlic, parsley, salt, and pepper.
4. Remove the potatoes from the oven, serve, and drizzle the sauce over them. Enjoy!