Paleo Roasted Garlic, Onions and Sweet Potato Mashers
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Recipe type: Grain Substitution
Cuisine: Paleo
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Serves: 4-8
 
This is an amazing grain substitution if you are looking for something new to serve as a side. Roasting these vegetables before blending adds a whole another dimension to this recipe! I honestly was licking the bowl clean as you would if you were baking brownies.
Ingredients
  • 3 sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into ⅛ths with skins
  • 1 large yellow or sweet onion, peeled and sliced
  • 8 garlic cloves, whole
  • splash of almond milk (or dairy of your choice)
  • about ¼ cup of olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven for 350 degrees.
  2. Cut the the sweet potatoes into ⅛s and rub with olive oil and sea salt. I used a generous amount of olive oil, about ¼ cup. I made sure all the potatoes were coated well. I placed them on a foil lined cookie sheet.
  3. Top with 1 sliced sweet onion and about 8 whole cloves of garlic. For me, the more is better when you are adding garlic to roast. Next time around I am going to roast some extra cloves and then save some in the fridge to throw in my mashed cauliflower recipes during the week when I am pressed for time and must steam them instead of roasting.
  4. Roast everything for 45 minutes. About half way during the cooking process, I took a slotted spoon and "turned" the vegetables making sure they were cooked evenly on all sides. Roast until all the sweet potatoes are coked through.
  5. Throw ALL the roasted vegetables into a blender or food processor and blend until smooth. Add salt and pepper to taste. I actually tried blending it first in my KitchenAid mixer since that is hands down the only kitchen appliance I do not use in my entire kitchen. I hate to bake, so when else would I use it? Either way, while the mixer blended the sweet potatoes it did not "puree" the onions like I wanted so I plopped it all in the food processor and it did the job. Add a little dairy of your choice if the potatoes are too thick to help blend everything together.
  6. Prepare to fight every urge to lick the bowl clean, it is that good!
Recipe by Our Full Plate at http://ourfullplate.com/recipes/paleo-roasted-garlic-onions-and-sweet-potato-mashers/