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Southwestern Sweet Potato and Lentil Dip

Southwestern Sweet Potato and Lentil Dip

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  • 3 Small sweet potatoes
  • 1.5 Cup Raw lentils (use any kind you like)
  • 3 Cloves garlic
  • 2 Inch piece ginger
  • 3 Limes
  • 1 Tablespoon Chipotle powder
  • 2 Tablespoon Tahini
  • A pinch of salt for taste


Step 1 - For the lentils -Pour your lentils into a medium pot with 3 cups of water, bring to a boil and reduce to medium low. Allow to simmer for 25-35 minutes, or until your lentils are tender. Step 2 - For your sweet potato - Chop your sweet potato into small cubes. Pour three inches of water into the bottom of a medium pot and place a steaming basket inside. Place your sweet potato in the steaming basket and cover with a lid. Bring the water to a boil, and then reduce the heat to low, and allow too steam for about 30 minutes, or until your sweet potatoes are fork tender. The smaller you cut your potatoes, the shorter the steam time will be. Note - I did not peel my sweet potatoes because the skin contains loads of nutrients. You may peel if you wish. Grab steps 3-6 from Young and Raw here: