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April 22, 2021

Oil-Free Purple Sweet Potato Fries with Walnut Turmeric Aioli

Oil-Free Purple Sweet Potato Fries are a colorful and delicious snack. Serve with Walnut Turmeric Aioli for a perfect healthy dipping sauce.

Oil-Free Purple Sweet Potato Fries

How beautiful are these fries?! I just love cooking with colorful foods. And purple is my favorite color, so I'm extra excited about these fries.

Sweet potatoes are such an incredible food. They have potassium and fiber. Plus, they are SO versatile. But today we're keeping it simple with the classic fry.

Of course, you can easily dress up sweet potato fries to create so much flavor. Add spices for a delicious kick. And, for extra flavor, make a dipping sauce.

For this recipe, we've got a Walnut Turmeric Aioli. It's a beautiful yellow color and filled with super foods. Let's jump in!

Oil-Free Purple Sweet Potato Fries

Recipe Features

  • Dietary needs — this recipe is oil-free, dairy-free, plant-based, gluten-free, and sugar-free
  • Perfect side or snack — these fries are quick and easy to make and can be served as part of a meal or eaten alone as a snack
  • Healthy fries — these fries are baked, not fried, and they use sweet potatoes, which have a wider variety of nutrients than white potatoes

Oil-Free Purple Sweet Potato Fries

Ingredients

Sweet Potato Fries

  • Purple Sweet Potatoes: Several large sweet potatoes will do.
  • Spices: nutritional yeast, freeze dried parsley, garlic powder, salt, hot pepper flakes.
  • Lemon Juice: Lemon juice adds some acidity, and also helps the spices stick to the potatoes, since we aren't using any oil.

Walnut Turmeric Aioli

  • Walnuts: Many vegan aiolis are made from cashews, but this one has walnuts, which offer a distinct nutritional profile.
  • Garlic: To create the classic aioli flavor.
  • Turmeric: For some earthy flavor and beautiful color.
  • Non-Dairy Milk: To create the perfect aioli texture.
  • Salt: to taste.

How to make Oil-Free Purple Sweet Potato Fries with Walnut Turmeric Aioli

Step 1. Preheat the oven to 450° F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

step 2. Cut the sweet potatoes into a matchstick shape. Place them in a large bowl.

Step 3. Add the nutritional yeast, parsley, garlic powder salt, hot pepper flakes, and lemon juice. Stir to coat all the sweet potatoes.

Step 4. Bake for 30-40 minutes, until the potatoes are soft and slightly browned.

Step 5. Meanwhile, soak the walnuts in boiling water for at least 30 minutes.

Step 6. Drain the walnuts and add to a food processor along with the garlic and turmeric. Blend and slowly add in the milk until you achieve a thick aioli sauce. Season with salt to taste.

Step 7. When the sweet potatoes are cooked, cool slightly then serve with the aioli. Enjoy!

Oil-Free Purple Sweet Potato Fries

Recipe Prayer

Praise Jesus for the colorful creation that we are blessed to live in. Thank you for beauty. Amen.

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Oil-Free Purple Sweet Potato Fries with Walnut Turmeric Aioli

Oil-Free Purple Sweet Potato Fries are a colorful and delicious snack. Serve with Walnut Turmeric Aioli for a perfect healthy dipping sauce.

Author:

Elizabeth

Serves:

6

Prep:

10

min

cook:

40

min

total:

50

min

Ingredients

  • 3 Medium Purple Sweet Potatoes (850g)
  • 1/4 Cup Nutritional Yeast
  • 2 Tablespoons Freeze Dried Parsley
  • 1 Tablespoon Garlic Powder
  • 1 Tablespoon Salt
  • 1 Teaspoon Hot Pepper Flakes
  • 1/4 Cup Lemon Juice

Walnut Turmeric Aioli

  • 1 Cup Walnuts
  • 6 Cloves Garlic
  • 1 Teaspoon Turmeric
  • 3/4-1 Cup Non-Dairy Milk
  • Salt, to taste

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 450° F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Cut the sweet potatoes into a matchstick shape. Place them in a large bowl.
  3. Add the nutritional yeast, parsley, garlic powder salt, hot pepper flakes, and lemon juice. Stir to coat all the sweet potatoes.
  4. Bake for 30-40 minutes, until the potatoes are soft and slightly browned.
  5. Meanwhile, soak the walnuts in boiling water for at least 30 minutes.
  6. Drain the walnuts and add to a food processor along with the garlic and turmeric. Blend and slowly add in the milk until you achieve a thick aioli sauce. Season with salt to taste.
  7. When the sweet potatoes are cooked, cool slightly then serve with the aioli. Enjoy!

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August 28, 2021
Henry (Hank) Mader
thank you for the oil free recipe. I'm getting introduced to wild Bolete mushrooms here in Colorado, and everyone sautes Bolete's in butter or olive oil. I'm on a veggie, oil free regimen for heart health reasons. and your recipe suggestion may fill the bill. I can't wait to give it a try.
August 13, 2021
Lindsey Kuhn
This is so fun! Loving your creamy photography :)
August 13, 2021
Lindsey Kuhn
This looks incredible! So yummy and pretty photography