Sweet Potato & Turmeric Mash

Sweet Potato & Turmeric Mash

serves 4 cooks in 40 minutes difficulty one

As you probably know by now sweet potato is one of my favourite foods. Whilst my default is usually to roast them until they’re deliciously sweet and caramelised I wanted to experiment with a recipe using steamed sweet potato. Eaten plain the texture and flavour isn’t nearly as delicious as when roasted but this recipe shows that you can enjoy steamed sweet potato and all the benefits it offers – like the antioxidants, vitamins and minerals it contains – without losing out on the taste of texture!

What to eat with sweet potato mash?

This is a super-packed side dish that I love serving alongside my broccoli and avocado salad with lemon infused quinoa, or even as the topping to my lentil cottage from my cookbook. It’s so versatile and a great recipe to have up your sleeve.

How to make sweet potato mash

In this recipe I use turmeric to add a deliciously rich flavour, lemon juice to add a lighter touch, a dash of coconut cream to replace the butter usually used in mash potato and lots of seasoning. The combination may sound a little bizarre but I promise you it’s absolutely amazing!

How long to boil sweet potato for mash?

For really creamy sweet potato mash, you want to steam the potatoes until their really soft, this is usually around the 25 – 30 minute mark.

How to mash sweet potato

Make sure to steam the potato until it’s super soft as this will make it much easier to give you smooth mash. Don’t put it in a food processor as this will make it gloopy – a hand masher will work just fine if you’ve boiled the sweet potato long enough.



The Ingredients

6 sweet potatoes

1 tablespoon turmeric

1/4 cup coconut cream

Juice 1/2 lemon

1/4 tsp salt (I use pink Himalayan)

Pepper to taste


Start by peeling the sweet potatoes, and chopping them into small pieces. Steam them for around 25-30 minutes until super, super soft.

Put the sweet potato into a bowl and add all the other ingredients.

Mash really well until completely smooth. The longer you mash for the better it tastes.

If you’re not eating right away put it in the oven to keep warm or put it in a saucepan and heat through before you serve!


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