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Sweet Potato Two Ways


You can have it sweet and savory: We think the sweet potato tastes as delicious prepared with tahini, dates, and pepitas as it does topped with avocado, red onion, and cilantro. Baking the sweet potato the night before makes this quicker to prepare in the morning—warm it back up in the oven and finish with the toppings.

Serves 1

1 sweet potato, roughly the size of your fist

For the savory topping:

¼ avocado, sliced

1 tablespoon finely diced red onion

1 tablespoon chopped cilantro

flaky sea salt

lime wedge

For the sweet topping:

2 tablespoons tahini

1 date, pitted and chopped

1 tablespoon toasted, salted pepitas

1 teaspoon toasted sesame seeds

flaky salt

1. To roast the sweet potato, preheat the oven to 425°F. Poke the sweet potato all over with a fork, set it on a sheet tray, and bake until soft, about 45 minutes. (To reheat a cooked sweet potato, roast in a 400°F oven for about 15 minutes.)

2. Split the warm sweet potato in half.

3. For the savory side, top with avocado slices, diced red onion, and cilantro, then squeeze a lime wedge over everything. Finish with a pinch of flaky salt.

4. For the sweet side, drizzle with tahini, scatter on the chopped date, and sprinkle the pepitas and sesame seeds on top. Finish with flaky salt if desired.