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Sweet Potato Spread

Sweet Potato Spread

This easy Sweet Potato Spread recipe serves as an appetizer with crackers or pita chips. At the dinner table, it substitutes for butter as a bread spread.


2 medium sweet potatoes
1 medium onion, minced
1 tablespoon maple syrup
1 tablespoon tahini
Salt and pepper to taste


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Bake potatoes 30 to 40 minutes, or until soft. While potatoes bake, heat water or veggie broth in a saucepan over medium heat. Saute onion 15 to 20 minutes or until golden brown.

Place cooked onions in food processor; blend a few seconds. Scoop out potato flesh; place in processor with onions.

Blend and add maple syrup, tahini, salt and pepper; blend again until smooth.

Sample spread, adjusting maple syrup/tahini to taste. Serve warm or cover and refrigerate. Makes about 3 cups.

Note: Recpe can be made 1 to 2 days ahead.

Nutrition Information

Recipe makes 4 to 6 servings, depending on the size of the cups.

Did You Know?

The deep orange color of sweet potatoes is a calling card for its stash of antioxidants called carotenoids - the major one being beta-carotene.

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