Thyme-Scented Sweet Potatoes with Black Olives and Garlic

Sweet potatoes with olives

If candied sweet potatoes are too cloying for your palate, try them prepared in a savory rather than sweet way. This recipe, fragrant with garlic and thyme and studded with black olives, may change your mind about sweet potatoes if they’ve never been your veggie of choice. This recipe doubles easily for a larger crowd. Contributed by Robin Robertson, from 1,000 Vegan Recipes.* Reprinted with permission. Photos by Hannah Kaminsky.

Thyme-Scented Sweet Potatoes with Black Olives and Garlic
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Recipe type: Vegetable side dish / sweet potatoes
Cuisine: Healthy
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Serves: 4
 
If candied sweet potatoes are too cloying for your palate, try them prepared in a savory rather than sweet way.
Ingredients
  • 1½ lb sweet potatoes, peeled
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
  • ¼ cup oil-cured black olives, pitted
Instructions
  1. Cut the sweet potatoes in half lengthwise, then cut them into ¼-inch slices.
  2. In a large skillet, heat the oil over medium heat. Add the sliced sweet potatoes and garlic.
  3. Sprinkle with the thyme and season with salt and pepper. Cook for 1 minute, stirring to coat. Reduce the heat to low, cover, and cook, stirring occasionally, until the potatoes are tender, about 20 minutes.
  4. A few minutes before you’re ready to serve, add the olives and taste to adjust seasonings, if desired. Drizzle with a little additional olive oil, if desired. Serve immediately.

 

Sweet potatoes with olives and thyme

Thyme-scented Sweet potatoes with olives

Robin Robertson is the author of numerous cookbooks, including  Fresh from the Vegetarian Slow Cooker* and many other titlesRead a review of 1,000 Vegan Recipes here.

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