Turmeric Sweet Potatoes

Turmeric Sweet Potato

It’s yummy.

It’s easy.

It’s pretty.

It’s healthy.

You seriously need to eat this sweet potato side dish.

Delicious Turmeric Sweet Potato

Preparation time: 5 minutes

Start to finish:  15 minutes


1 onion

2 medium sized sweet potatoes

1 tsp. coconut oil (or other healthy oil)

½ – ¾ tbsp.  turmeric


A few sprigs parsley

Sea salt and freshly ground pepper to taste


Let’s Cook

  1. Chop the onion
  2. Melt the coconut oil and fry the onion over a low flame until it softens and just starts to brown.
  3. Cube the sweet potato and add it to the onion. Add enough water to cover the sweet potato about half way. Cook on low heat.
  4. Add the turmeric and chopped parsley and continue to simmer, stirring occasionally. As you cook, keep an eye on the water. You don’t want to fill the pot with water so that you’re boiling the sweet potatoes, but you don’t want it all to evaporate either. I add a little water several times as it cooks.
  5. After it’s softened enough to tastes, add the salt and pepper.



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4 comments on “Turmeric Sweet Potatoes
  1. Ashley Howe says:

    Is that teaspoons or tablespoons for the tumeric? I can’t wait to make this. I love sweet potatoes & tumeric so much!

    • Ruth Almon says:

      Oh my goodness, I have to make this again just to be sure. When I cook for myself, I almost never measure anything. So when I want to write a blog post, it’s a real effort to jot down quantities. I’m going to say tablespoon, because 1/2 a teaspoon sounds like a lot, but go for a bit less than 1/2 a tablespoon and add. It’s always easier to add more than subtract. Let me know how it turned out, Ashley.

      • dee says:

        3 teaspoon (tsp) = 1 Tablespoon (Tbsp). Did you get them mixed up in your comment? It’s OK. We’ve all been there, lol. I want to try this. I don’t know if I like turmeric, so I’m going to try 1/2 tsp or less first. I have been hearing how great turmeric is, so I want to try it. How many servings would this be for a side dish? Thanks! :)

        • Ruth Almon says:

          Um… I come from the don’t-measure-anything school of cooking. Always an effort to write amounts down! Hard for me to tell you exactly how many servings this is – sweet potatoes vary so much in size! I’d guess 4 – 6 servings.

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