These Mashed Sweet Potatoes With Herbs are the ones you need to try this season. Mildly flavoured with Rosemary, they are a perfect side to go with your meal.Sweet Potatoes are a good source of various nutrients for a baby and are good to be introduced as early as 6 months of age. Sweet potatoes are packed with beta-carotene, which is essential for normal growth and development, the function of immune system and vision. They have various antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties and help in maintaining normal blood sugar level. With so many health benefits, they are good for everyone in the family.
In the following recipe, I have steamed the sweet potatoes, mashed it and have flavoured them with two herbs. Rosemary and Garlic. When I started EasyBabyMeals, my main objective was to introduce herbs in baby food. Also, my daughter is one adventurer’s foodie, who liked to have a zing in her food. So herbs were a part of all the recipes that I made for her. Whenever I introduced her to new herbs, I made sure it was age appropriate, so that she won’t have any reaction to it.
Since these mashed sweet potatoes are mildly flavoured with Rosemary, they give it a warm delicious aroma, which makes it an ideal comfort food for babies as well as for grown-ups and everyone in between. The sweetness from the sweet potatoes makes it appealing for babies, and the warm comforting texture and aroma make it deliciously tempting for the grown ups. Try this recipe soon and I am sure you will make this throughout this year.
Sweet Potatoes are available year-round.While shopping for these, pick ones which are free from bruises, cracks, soft spots, and should be firm. Avoid getting those which are displayed in the refrigerated section of the store, as cold alters its taste. Sweet potatoes should be stored in a cold dark place away from excess heat.
Now let’s go through the recipe.
Mashed Sweet Potatoes With Herbs:
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time:15 mins
- 2 cups sweet potatoes (cleaned, peeled and chopped)
- 1 clove of garlic
- 1 tsp extra virgin olive oil
- 4 to 5 fresh rosemary leaves
- Salt and black pepper to taste (skip this when making this as baby food)
In a steamer, steam sweet potatoes till they are soft and tender.
Once done, transfer these to a bowl and mash them. Add a little water if needed if they get too dry.
Now in a pot heat olive oil. Add chopped garlic, and rosemary leaves. As the garlic crackles, add the mashed sweet potatoes to it.
Mix everything well.
Season this with salt and black pepper. (Skip this step if making it as baby food)
Cover it and switch off the heat. Let it rest for few minutes.
Serve these as a side to your meal.