PREP: 5 MINs | COOK: 35 MINs
This is a twist on your typical Thanksgiving sweet potato dish that will make your guests take a double-take and double servings. This dish stands out with its vibrant purple colors and though the ingredients are super simple, the flavors are super-rich and will pop in your mouth!
- 3 Large Japanese Purple Sweet Potato
- 6 Sprigs Fresh Thyme
- 1 8oz Kite Hill Almond Milk Ricotta
- 2-3 tbsp Miyoko’s Cultured Vegan Butter
- 2 tbsp Miyoko’s Plain Vegan Cream Cheese
- ½ Cup Olive Oil
- 1 tsp Lemon Juice
- Salt to taste
Step 1: Prepare the Vegetables
Peel and cut potatoes into inch size pieces.
Place into a pot, rinse them, fill them with cold water, add 1 tablespoon of salt, and bring to a boil.
Lower heat, cover with lid 3/4th of the way, leaving some steam to come out.
Boil for 20-25 min, till potatoes are fork-tender.
Step 2: Drain & Mix
Once potatoes are soft, drain all the water. Place potatoes into a food processor while still hot.
Add whole container of the vegan ricotta, some oil, and whip.
Add butter, cream cheese, lemon juice, rest of the olive oil, ¼ teaspoon salt (or salt to taste), and whip till smooth texture.
Take off the fresh leaves off the thyme stems. Sprinkle in the leaves and whip.
Step 3: Garnish & Enjoy!
Garnish with more thyme leaves and a drizzle of olive oil and ready to serve!
Jessica Gebel @chefgebelski
While growing up Polish and with immigrant parents, Jess was always surrounded by food; leading her to start cooking at a very young age. After experiencing health issues in her early 20's, she discovered that 80% of her problems were due to her diet. With a desire for change, this inspired her to learn everything she could about the impacts of food on the body.
With 8+ years of experience in her pocket, taking home the win on Cooks vs Cons, and having an education from the National Gourmet Institute; Jess isn't your average natural food chef. Carrying a focus on plant-based and gluten-free meals; she brings passion and spontaneity to your plate with a delicious and ayurvedic flare.
While brightening the kitchen and teasing your tastebuds; Jess designs every meal with a purpose. Without ever sacrificing flavor and guaranteed to leave you asking for more.