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.