Many of you asked for the Moroccan Sweet Potato Salad recipe we made for the 4th of July, so here it is. It's really simple to make. The preserved lemons are optional, but they truly add an amazing flavor!
1 large onion, chopped coarsely
5 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 pound orange-fleshed sweet potatoes, peeled
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon paprika
6 or 7 green olives
peel of 1/2 preserved lemon, chopped (optional)
juice of 1/2 lemon
2 tablespoons chopped flat-leaf parsley
Fry the onion in 2 tablespoons of oil until golden. Cut the sweet potatoes into pieces (about 1-inch cubes), add to pan, and barely cover with water. Add the ginger, cumin, paprika, a little salt, and two more tablespoons of oil. Cook until the potato pieces are tender, and the liquid has reduced to a sauce, turning the potatoes over once, and keeping watch so that they do not suddenly fall apart.
Serve at room temperature, mixed with the olives and preserved lemon peel, if using, and sprinkled with lemon juice, the remaining olive oil, and the chopped parsley.
(Find the recipe for the preserved lemons here.)
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Well, friends, Daniel and I are leaving on a road trip today to attend our niece's wedding in Niagara Falls. I will try to check in from the road, but I don't know how connections will be. So, if you don't hear from me until next Wednesday, don't worry. I will be back!