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Sweet Potato Spread
from Vegetarian Resource Center - Boston, USA

This easy recipe serves as an appetizer with crackers or pita chips. At the dinner table, it substitutes for butter as a bread spread.

  • 2 medium sweet potatoes
  • 1 medium onion, minced
  • 1 Tbs. maple syrup
  • 1 Tbs. Tahini
  • Salt and pepper to taste
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Bake potatoes 30 to 40 minutes, or until soft.

While potatoes bake, heat water or veggie broth in a saucepan over medium heat.
Saute onion 15 to 20 minutes or until golden brown.
Place cooked onions in food processor; blend a few seconds.

Scoop out potato flesh; place in processor with onions.
Blend and add maple syrup, tahini, salt and pepper; blend again until smooth.
Sample spread, adjusting maple syrup/tahini to taste.
Serve warm or cover and refrigerate.
Can be made 1 to 2 days ahead.
Makes about 3 cups.