Easy Baked Sweet Potato Wedges with Chipotle Cashew Dip

When I really want a healthy meal that feels like it’s a treat, I go for these Easy Baked Sweet Potato Wedges with Chipotle Cashew dip! Whether you eat them alone or alongside a delicious green salad or roasted chicken, you can’t go wrong.
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 The Sweet Potatoes:

The sweet potatoes are cut in half lengthwise and then carefully cut into wedges. Don’t go too thick or they will take longer to cook. Drizzle in olive oil, sprinkle liberally with sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, then pop in the oven and roast until the edges are crisp and browned. The secret to getting those browned edges is a hot oven and placing the pan close to the heating implement!

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 The Cashew Dip:

This chipotle cashew dip is really easy to make. Simply soak the nuts for a few hours (or overnight) and then place in a food processor with garlic, lime juice, sea salt and chipotle chilis in adobo sauce then process until smooth. Then just dip away! If you have leftover dip you can make this crispy veggies tomorrow!

Easy Baked Sweet Potato Wedges with Chipotle Cashew Dip! Paleo/Whole 30 #sweetpotatofries #bakedsweetpotatofries #chipotlelimesauce #whole30 #paleo

 

 Paleo/Whole 30

These baked wedges and dip are grain free, gluten free, dairy free, vegan, Paleo and Whole 30 compliant! So enjoy with no guilt whatsoever, just pick up a wedge and dip! That said, I noticed one brand of chipotle chilis in adobo sauce that contained sugar, so be sure to read the label if you want to stay Whole 30/Paleo compliant.

Easy Baked Sweet Potato Wedges with Chipotle Cashew Dip! Paleo/Whole 30 #sweetpotatofries #bakedsweetpotatofries #chipotlelimesauce #whole30 #paleo

 

 The Recipe: Easy Baked Sweet Potato Wedges with Chipotle Cashew Dip

Tips and what you will need: I use chipotle chilis in adobo sauce to bring the heat. You will need a food processor, a rimmed cookie sheet and parchment paper.

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Easy Baked Sweet Potato Wedges with Chipotle Cashew Dip
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
40 mins
Total Time
50 mins
 

A delicious side dish to roasted chicken or a green salad! I use chipotle chili powder in this recipe to keep it simple but if you prefer more heat use chipotle paste or using actual chipotle chilis in adobo sauce starting with 1/2 a teaspoon and working your way up.

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy side dish recipe
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Linda Spiker
Ingredients
Allow 3 hours time for soaking cashews
  • 2 cups simmering water
  • 1 cup raw cashews, soaked
  • 3 medium size sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into wedges
  • 3 tablespoons Olive oil, separated (some for potatoes, some for dip)
  • sea salt
  • freshly ground pepper
  • 1 large clove garlic, peeled
  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
  • 2-3 pinches sea salt
  • 1 chipotle chili pepper in adobo sauce (or less if sensitive to heat)
  • 1/4  to 1/2 cup water, start with a 1/4 cup and add more if needed
Instructions
  1. Bring water to simmer in small pan, turn off heat and add raw cashews to pot, allow to sit at least three hours
  2. When cashews have soaked for at least three hours and you are ready to eat: Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Place rack in upper third of oven. Cover a rimmed cookie sheet with parchment

  3. Peel sweet potatoes, cut in half lengthwise and then cut each half into wedges. About 1/2" thick

  4. Place wedges on parchment covered cookie sheet and drizzle with 1-2 tablespoons olive oil. Use enough oil that each wedge is glistening with oil, toss

  5. Sprinkle generously with freshly ground pepper and sea salt, toss
  6. Place in oven and roast for 40 minutes, turning potatoes halfway through cooking time
While potatoes cook, make cashew dip:
  1. Place peeled clove of garlic in food processor and process until minced
  2. Strain cashews and discard cooking water
  3. Add soaked cashews, 1 tablespoon olive oil,  lime juice, sea salt, 1/4 cup water and 1 pepper in adobo sauce (or less if sensitive to heat) 

  4. Process for one minute, if needed add up to another 1/4 cup water for thinning (I prefer mine a little thinner, some people like it thick, totally up to preference)

  5. When dip is the consistency you want and nice and smooth stop processing. Taste and decide if it needs more sea salt or chipotle, then make adjustments accordingly

  6. When potatoes are done, remove from oven and serve with cashew dip

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Fruit, Chocolate and Cheese Dessert Platter

Three of my favorite foods combined on one gorgeous platter… Fruit, Chocolate and Cheese!

Fruit, Cheese and Chocolate Platter

HOLY. COW.

Fruit, Chocolate and Cheese Dessert Platter

Gasp…

Fruit, Chocolate and Cheese Dessert Platter

Sigh…

Fruit, Chocolate and Cheese Dessert Platter

Swoon…

Fruit, Chocolate and Cheese Dessert Platter

Drool…

Fruit, Chocolate and Cheese Dessert Platter

I am in love…

Fruit, Chocolate and Cheese Dessert Platter

How to Make The Ultimate Fruit, Chocolate and Cheese Platter

It’s so simple really. We start with dried fruit “crackers” and then either dip in chocolate or top with cheeses, nuts, honey, berries etc… Incredibly gorgeous! Unfortunately the company that made the dried pears and apples went out of business three years after I posted this recipe, BUT you can find dried oranges here. You may be able to find crispy dried apples and pears in the gourmet section of grocery stores or dehydrate your own.

Fruit, Chocolate and Cheese Dessert Platter

The Recipes: Fruit, Chocolate and Cheese Dessert Platter

Tips and what you will need: Unfortunately the company that made the dried pears and apples in this post went out of business three years after I posted this recipe, BUT you can find dried oranges here. You may be able to find crispy dried apples and pears in the gourmet section of grocery stores or dehydrate your own. You will need wax paper. This platter is gluten and grain free.

 

5 from 6 votes
Fruit, Chocolate and Cheese Dessert Platter

A lovely fruit, chocolate and cheese platter that requires very little prep. You can make all the suggestions or just one. Keep dried fruit in wrappers until just before serving so they stay crispy. The oranges stay crispy for days so no worries there!

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy appetizer recipe, easy dessert recipe, party recipe
Author: Linda Spiker
Ingredients
Dried fruit crackers:
  • I use Simple and Crisp pear apple and orange.
Fresh Fruit:
  • Ripe Strawberries washed and dried, kiwi, blackberries
Cheeses:
  • Soft goat cheese chevre
  • mascarpone a soft, sweet Italian cream cheese
  • five year aged gouda
Toppings:
  • walnuts chopped
  • peach preserves
  • vanilla paste
  • roasted salted pistachios chopped
  • dried cranberries chopped
  • honey
  • melted dark and white chocolate
Instructions
Orange Crisp Suggestions:
  1. Melt good quality chocolate according to package directions, when melted stir and the dip orange crisps (covering about 1/3 of crisp) Set on wax paper, leave plain or sprinkle with chopped pistachios and cranberries. Allow to cool and firm up before serving.
Chocolate Dipped Strawberries:
  1. Melt white or dark chocolate according to package instructions, stir well. Dip berries and place on wax paper until chocolate cools and begins to firm up. Serve or refrigerate until ready to serve.
Apple Crisp Suggestions:
  1. Spread apple crisps with mascarpone and top with diced strawberry and kiwi.
  2. Mix two parts soft goat cheese with one part peach preserves and a drop or two of vanilla paste. Spread on apple crisp, dab with a little more preserves and top with chopped walnuts.
Pear Crisp Suggestions:
  1. Spread with soft goat cheese, top with a blackberry and drizzle with honey
  2. Top with aged gouda and drizzle with honey.

For more information about Simple and Crisp please visit their website.

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