Swap traditional french fries and ketchup at your next meal for these perfectly roasted sweet potato wedges with avocado aioli.
Sweet potatoes are a quintessential fall ingredient, and in my opinion reign as one of the most versatile of all vegetables. They lend well to just about every recipe, savoury or sweet. They always seem to find their way into my recipes, from vegetarian burgers, risottos and pastas, soups and stews, to homemade dips and even sweet treats and desserts. Albeit sweet potatoes are versatile, one of the best ways to enjoy them is all on their lonesome, especially when they’re roasted to sweet, caramelized perfection.
My inspiration for this dish wasn’t actually a sweet potato, but rather a few on-the-verge-of-expiry avocados sitting in the crisper. As per usual, guacamole was my first option, but somehow the sweet potatoes sitting right next to them in the fridge inspired me to incorporate them into the mix. I was craving fries – and guacamole, so the result were these sweet caramelized sweet potatoes, garnished with an guacamole-ish aioli. The sweet creamy root veg combined with the tangy avocado aioli is the perfect combination of flavours. This is a tasty side dish to serve alongside any protein, or if you’re vegan or vegetarian you can enjoy these all on their own as a main – like I did. I ate every last one of them. Nothing wrong with a few sweet potatoes for dinner, especially if they’re this healthy and delicious.