Coconut and lime sweet potato stew

As requested another back to basics one pot wonder. Similar to the veg Tagine the only ingredients that might look a bit daunting are the list of herbs and spices. I’ve mentioned this before but if you make a plan to do one large dried herbs and spices shop then hundreds if not thousands of recipes are at your finger tips with that bit more ease. For a change this dish is a quite mild. I do love my heat but this dish is sweet and aromatic with a nice little kick of ginger and tangy lime.

2 x sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed

400g fresh spinach

1 x large white onion

4 x cloves of garlic minced

A handful of fresh parsley and coriander

1 x tin of drained chickpeas

1 x tin of coconut milk

Juice x 2 lime and zest

Coconut flakes to finish

Drizzle of maple syrup

Herbs and spices

2tsp x Ground cardamom

2tsp x Ground fenugreek

1tsp x Ground cloves

1tsp x Ground cinnamon

1tsp x Ground ginger

1tbls x Dried thyme

Shake of chilli flakes

Salt and pepper

Roast, boil or air fry your sweet potato. I use my air fryer daily at this stage. It’s become a real kitchen staple. Put one on your Santa list!

In a heated and oiled pan sauté your onion, spinach, garlic, herbs, spices. (As always I’m more a “feel it out with” measurements sort of gal which is so annoying I know 🤦‍♀️ So you can adjust the herbs and spices to suit your palate but the above is more or less what I used is this dish)

Once the sweet potato has been roasted, spoon into to a large pot along with the spinach and spice mix.

Add your chickpeas, the tin of coconut milk and lime juice

Bring to the boil, reduce to a simmer and season liberally with salt and pepper

A little drizzle of maple syrup works a treat here too.

Serve up as a sharing pot, top with fresh herbs, lime zest and coconut flakes and ladle up. I love this dish with couscous or rice and an ol’ flatbread on the side for mopping. If you’re married to someone who isn’t a fan of the consistency of spinach or sweet potato not naming anyone (Dave 👀) Disguise the consistency by blitzing it up into a smooth soup and adding some veg stock. A win win.




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