Thank you to Faith who gave me an awesome recipe to use with my home made pesto.

The recipe:

2 lb (900g) sweet potatoes or yams, diced
4 cloves garlic, chopped
1/2 cup pesto
1/4 tsp sea salt (or any kind of salt)

1.  Put sweet potatoes and garlic in large saucepan and add enough cold water to just cover them.
2. Bring to a boil over high heat.  Reduce heat to medium-low.  Simmer, covered, for 20 – 25 minutes, until potatoes are tender.  Drain off cooking water (you can store this in a glass jar or container for sweet vegetable broth later, if you want.
3. Mash roughly with potato masher, adding pesto and salt.  Spoon into a warm serving dish and serve.

Makes 4 – 6 servings.

Before I added the extra sweet potato.  You can really see the pesto.

I didn’t have quite enough sweet potato, so it has a lot of garlic – plus the garlic from the pesto.  If you love garlic you would love this!  The problem is I can only handle so much garlic in a dish.  So I picked up a few more sweet potatoes and added them.  Much better now, although still lots of garlic.  Perhaps next time I will use half the recipe.

After I added the extra sweet potato.  It looks better!

Now I have lots of pesto sweet potato mash so I will be eating it over the next few days with whatever else I choose to put with it.

On a side note, it seems as though my blog is turning into a food blog.  I still plan on writing about other things, but I guess right now this is what I have been focusing on.  I did go out and do something new tonight that was very different for me to do.  It is happening once a week for the next 12 weeks.  I’m excited about it because I have never done anything like it before.  Perhaps I will share about it next week!

Interested in making your own Pesto? Check out my Presto! Pesto Recipe!