SMASHED SWEET POTATOES WITH KALE

'FROM THE FARMERS MARKET'

 

(Serves 3-4)

  • 4 sweet potatoes
  • Basil leaves
  • Parsley leaves
  • 1 garlic clove
  • Green kale 
  • 2-3 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • A handful radishes
  • Olive oil
  • Sea salt & black pepper

The farmers market has started here in Stockholm every Saturday morning. This is one of my favorite times of the year where you can get amazing tasty vegetables directly form the neighbour farmers. Kale is one of the protagonist on the market but you can get different kind of berries, mushrooms, tomatoes, roots... and greens from the area... This is an easy recipe that we were enjoying lately at home, we really like the mix between the sweetness and softness of the  sweet potato with the bitterness and crisp of the marinated kale. Tell me what you think!

Preheat the oven to 250°C. Clean and dry the sweet potatoes. Cut them in slices (approx. 2cm high). Place the potatoes on an oven tray and drizzle olive oil, salt & pepper. Roast for about 20-25 minutes. While the potatoes are in the oven, place a healthy amount of basil and parsley leaves and the garlic clove in a food processor and mix. Put the herb mix in a jar, add olive oil, salt and pepper, combine. One the potatoes are ready, take them out of the oven and after a couple of minutes smash them by using a fork. After this, garnish the potatoes with the herb dressing.

To prepare the kale, first clean it under water and remove the leaves from the stalk, cutting the leaves with your hands in small pieces. Place the kale in a bowl and add a couple of spoons of apple cider vinegar, olive oil, salt and pepper. Massage with your hands until the kale starts to soften up. Clean and cut the radishes into halves. To prepare the dish, place some kale on the bottom of the plate, add the mashed sweet potatoes and some crispy radishes.