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Sweet Potato Fries with a Wasabi-Pea Dip

sBaked Sweet Potato Fries with a Wasabi-Pea Dip is a healthy and dynamic duo of colors and flavors. The sweetness of the fries balance to perfection the spicy green wasabi-pea dip. Sweet Potato Fries with a Wasabi-Pea Dip is a dynamic duo of colors and flavors. The sweetness of the fries is balanced to perfection with the spicy green wasabi-pea dip.

Sweet potato Wasabi-pea dip

A truly odd combination for some but once you get your head around it and jump in and try it out… you’ll never go back to normal fries with ketchup. Sweet potato and wasabi is a match made in heaven, a bit like in the movie Ratatouille when the rat mix up the mushroom and the cheese and it become exponentially delicious, well it’s also the case for this combination. At first I was hesitant about the mix too, and I could not have been more wrong. On my first bite I’ve started to be obsess with it! I’m a “savoury person” and sweet potatoes never really appealed to me until I discovered this wasabi trick. Plus, I’m not even a big fan of wasabi, but with those fries… it’s a whole new story!

Sweet potato Wasabi-pea dipThe combination come from a friend of my husband which learned it from an Australian Chef he met while travelling. The guys is not particularly into food but he was high on showing us this “one” discovery he did. I remember thinking; not wasabi… and it turned out surprisingly into one of the best combination I’ve had in years. Today I’m thankful he show us this match of ingredients, just like you will toward me soon.

For the green dip, I’ve used the idea of the traditional British fish and chips dip and used green peas, they help balance the spicy wasabi and give this nice green color to the dip. Let’s just point it out, the whole dish is an ultra healthy variation on french fries because;

  • well no fatty mayo or sweet ketchup in the dip, solely yogurt, peas, lime and wasabi and it taste fantastic
  • the use of sweet potatoes which is slightly better than white ones because they contain lots of vitamin A,  are higher in fibres and has a lower glycemic index
  • They are baked not fried so way less oil

So let’s get the magic going!


Sweet Potato Fries with a Wasabi-Pea Dip

Makes 3-4 portions | Preparation + cooking time: 40 minutes | Difficulty: easy

Ingredients
  • 2 long sweet potato
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • salt, pepper, spicy paprika
Sweet potato Wasabi-pea dipThe wasabi-pea dip
  • 125g (1 small cup) natural greek yogurt
  • 4 tbsp of frozen green peas
  • 2 cm long of wasabi paste
  • the juice of 1/4 of a lime or lemon
  • salt
Directions
  1. Peel, then cut into long sticks the sweet potatoes
  2. Add to a bowl with the rest of the ingredient and mix well
  3. Add to baking paper covered baking sheet and cook at 200°C (400F) for 35-40 minutes until turning light brown, turn mid way
  4. During that time make the wasabi-pea dip; add the peas to a small pot of salty boiling water for 1 minutes then drain and rinse under cold water
  5. Add the peas and the rest of the ingredients in a blender and mix until smooth
  6. Let the fries cool 1 minutes before serving

Enjoy!

Sweet potato Wasabi-pea dip

37 thoughts on “Sweet Potato Fries with a Wasabi-Pea Dip

    1. it’s actually no that spicy! You get to tast ethe wasabi but the yogurt and sweet pea mild everything up! Although if you want it spicy just add a tad more wasabi.

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  1. I absolutely adore sweet potato fries and always try to opt for them when french fries are served with the meal. Normally I have mine with ketchup but I’m loving the idea of the spicy kick the wasabi would provide. Definitely going to need to give this a try next time sweet potatoes are on the menu.

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  2. Oh yum, this looks fantastic. We eat a LOT of sweet potatoes in my house, since it’s one of very few veggies my toddler gets excited about, so this would be really great for a way to change it up!

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  3. YUM! I am always looking for a new, creative dip for my fries and this one sounds amazing. I would have never thought about using peas in a dip… it sounds delicious!

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  4. This wasabi dip is such a great idea! Ive been dieting and getting so tired of the same old flavors…. this can be a dip for my celery and carrots, sweet potatoes, or as a spread with tuna for lunch. Cant wait to try this!

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