Citrus Glazed Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Caramelized Leeks

Posted by on Nov 26, 2013 in Corn Free, Food, Gluten Free, Healthy Eating, Recipes, Vegan | 4 comments

I didn’t begin liking sweet potatoes until I was working at place that made the best sweet potato fries. To this day I cannot find a place that makes them as good as them, but it got me to start eating sweet potatoes. To my surprise I found I really truly enjoyed them. I think I had an awful experience eating them at a Thanksgiving dinner one year as a child. It is amazing they way food  is prepared can really affect your ability to like them again for years to come. I kind of felt like I was missing out all those years. I have definitely made up for them and my kids love them due to their natural sweetness. I made this dish for our church’s family gratitude brunch and four pounds of this Citrus Glazed Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Caramelized Leeks was gone before you can say Thanksgiving. I guess they were a hit!

Citrus Glazed Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Caramelized Leeks

The maple syrup in this dish brings out the sweetness in the sweet potatoes, but also glazes them perfectly

The maple syrup in this dish brings out the sweetness in the sweet potatoes, but also glazes them perfectly

2 lbs of sweet potatoes peeled and diced

1 leek cut in half and sliced

1/4 cup of fresh orange juice (I used the OJ from Mariano’s, super fresh!)

3 Tbl of Grade B Maple Syrup

1/4 tsp of garlic powder

1 tsp of Celtic Salt (very nourishing)

1/4 cup of melted coconut oil

2 Tbl of Citrus flavored olive oil (I love Pasolivo Citrus Olive Oil I am a member!)

 

 

 

 

  1. Preheat Oven to 400 degrees
  2. In the Ecofoil Tin place the potatoes and leeks
  3. In a bowl mix orange juice through salt and pour over potatoes and leeeks
  4. Drizzle melted coconut oil over mixture and toss altogether
  5. Bake in oven  for 50-60 stirring every 20-min to prevent sticking
  6. Bake until you get the crispiness you like
  7. Drizzle the citrus flavored olive oil over the mixture
  8. Sprinkle about a  tsp worth of Himalayan Salt

Simple, sweet and satisfying.

Thank you to EcoFoil Pans for providing the 100% recycled aluminum tins and sponsoring this recipe creation!

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  1. Oh YUMMY! My sis made the HFCS laden ones, I don’t have the heart to stop her, since I’m the only who likes sweet potatoes in my clan. These look fantastic!!

  2. Thanks, this is a definite crowd pleaser.

  3. Looks and sounds amazing – thanks for sharing

  4. Looks delicious! Would you mind educating me on all the different salts?

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