Which Vegetable With Sweet Potato? Lots of choice.
The sweet potato is an increasingly popular vegetable. Yes, it is a vegetable and falls under the root vegetables. So it’s not a potato. However, in the kitchen, we use this vegetable as a potato, hence the name. And which vegetable goes with sweet potato?
In general, you can replace the regular potato with the sweet potato, it’s that easy. So you can also use any vegetable that you serve with the regular potato.
Sweet potatoes can be prepared in many ways. We have written several blogs about this. Are you going to cook the sweet potato, will you make fries from it, will it be an oven dish or maybe sweet potato puree?
Boiled Or Baked Sweet Potato And Vegetable
For boiled or baked sweet potato you can use many kinds of vegetables that are also used with regular potatoes. You really use the sweet potato like a regular potato. So combine it on its own or make a tasty vegetable dish together with the sweet potato.
Cooking the sweet potato is very easy. Peel and cut the sweet potato into pieces and place in a pan of boiling water. You can add a little salt to the sweet potatoes if you want. The sweet potato should cook for about 20 minutes. Check occasionally if they are cooked by pricking the sweet potato with a fork. When your fork pierces easily, they are ready. Taste to see if everything is good and then you can drain the cooked sweet potato and serve it with your vegetables.
Before baking, cut the sweet potato into slices and fry them in the sunflower oil for about 15 minutes. Season the sweet potato with salt, pepper and paprika. You can read more about seasoning sweet potato in our blog ‘ How to season sweet potato? ‘.
Example of combination sweet potato and vegetables are at most for inspiration. As mentioned, sweet potatoes can go with everything.
- Fried sweet potato fries in a salad of iceberg lettuce with jack fruit, raw red cabbage, cucumber and a dressing of your choice.
- Baked sweet potato with a cold beet salad
- Baked sweet potato with spinach from the wok with sesame seeds.
- Boiled sweet potato with an eggplant, zucchini, onion and tomato casserole.
- Boiled sweet potato mixed with Chinese stir-fried vegetables.
- Boiled sweet potato through the rice with sugar snap peas and Chinese cabbage.
Sweet potato stew
You can also make a delicious stew from the sweet potato. I will also give some examples of this for inspiration:
- stew sweet potato with carrot and onions
- Stew sweet potato with sauerkraut
- Stew sweet potato with kale
- Sweet potato stew with spinach
When you cook the vegetables together in as little water as possible, the flavors stay in the vegetables better and the stew has a fuller taste. Of course you add some salt to bring out all the flavors.
Sweet Potato From The Oven With Vegetables
You can only prepare sweet potato in the oven or you can prepare it together with vegetables in the oven, so you have a sweet potato dish.
Preparing sweet potato in the oven is very easy. Peel the potato and cut into wedges. Sprinkle the sweet potato with a little oil, lemon juice and oregano. Bake the potatoes for 20 minutes at 220 degrees.
Well, what kind of greetings can you add? Also any vegetable you like. From broccoli to carrots and from snow peas to parsnips. In Dutch cuisine we see the sweet potato as a potato, so you can eat any vegetable together with the sweet potato.
An example of this could be a casserole of zucchini, eggplant onion and tomatoes.
Which Vegetable With Sweet Potato Puree?
Again, the rule applies that you replace the regular potato with the sweet potato, so you can use a lot of vegetables with your sweet potato puree.
You peel and cut the sweet potato into coarse pieces. Boil the potatoes for 15 minutes and drain. Return the potatoes to the pan with a little soy milk, vegetable butter, and salt and pepper. Now puree everything in the food processor or mash it.
Again make your choice of vegetables that you want to serve with the puree. Use the vegetables that you serve with ‘normal’ puree or vary it once.
Carrots, peas, endive and parsnips from the oven are delicious with the mash.
Which Vegetable With Sweet Potato Fries?
It gets a bit monotonous, but again you can use any vegetable that you also serve with fries from regular potatoes. It’s that easy to use sweet potatoes.
Peel the sweet potato and cut it into fries. Season the potato with herbs, for example 1 tsp paprika, pinch of pepper, pinch of salt and 1 tsp. onion powder. Add a little oil and mix everything well. Place baking paper on the baking tray. Place the fries on the baking tray and bake the fries for 35 minutes at a temperature of 230 degrees.
Serve the fries with your vegetable of choice, every vegetable tastes good with sweet potato.