Side Dishes - Phase 2 - Golden Spinach and Sweet Potato Healthy Sauté




beachgal
04-16-2009, 10:18 AM
The sweet potatoes and spices in this dish should make the spinach palatable even to a recovering veggie-hater. ;)

Golden Spinach and Sweet Potato Healthy Sauté
From The World's Healthiest Foods (http://whfoods.org/genpage.php?tname=recipe&dbid=186#)website

Enjoy the combination of spices that give spinach and sweet potatoes a unique flavor. Spinach is one of the most nutrient-rich vegetables around and the sweet potatoes add fiber and an extra dose of health-promoting carotenoids to this dish.

Prep and Cook Time: 35 minutes

Ingredients:
1 medium onion, chopped
4 medium cloves garlic, minced
1 cup + 1 TBS chicken or vegetable broth
½ tsp turmeric
½ tsp coriander
½ tsp cumin
¼ tsp cardamom
1 TBS fresh lemon juice
2 cups sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed
6 oz frozen spinach, thawed
2 TBS chopped fresh cilantro
salt & pepper to taste

Directions:

Chop onions and mince garlic and let sit for 5 minutes to bring out their health-promoting benefits.
Heat 1 TBS broth in a large stainless steel skillet. Healthy Sauté onion in broth over medium heat for 5 minutes stirring frequently. Add garlic and continue to sauté for another minute.
Add seasonings and stir to mix thoroughly. Add broth and sweet potatoes. Simmer covered over low heat, stirring occasionally, until sweet potatoes are tender, about 15 minutes.
Uncover to allow sauce to thicken and cook another couple minutes. Add cilantro, salt & pepper to taste.
Press water out of spinach and add to sweet potatoes. Cook uncovered to allow sauce to thicken and cook another couple minutes. Add cilantro, salt & pepper to taste.

Serves 4

See website (http://whfoods.org/genpage.php?tname=recipe&dbid=186#)for extensive nutritional analysis of this recipe.


LittleMoonRabbit
04-16-2009, 10:41 AM
that sounds delicious!