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A tasty Vegan & Gluten-Free refreshing side dish!

on 02/08/2013
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A few days ago, I made this tasty side dish. It is a combo of purple carrots, sweet potato chunks mingled with fresh ginger & scallions. It so good. The flavour is even better, the next day, eaten like a cold salad, maybe with some grilled fish on the side. Or with a cold lentil- tomato- green salad. It is also very tasty on its own!

The ginger-spring onion paste!

The ginger-spring onion paste!

This is what you need:

Recipe: for 4 persons


2 large sweet potatoes, peeled & cut up into smaller chunks

7 purple carrots, peeled & cut up into smaller chunks

Maldon sea salt

Black pepper

piece of fresh ginger, 5 cm x 2 cm, peeled & cut up roughly

5 spring onions, cleaned & white & green parts kept, cut up roughly

a fruity evoo


1. Cook your sweet potato & your purple carrots together in some salted water until al dente. Drain well & steam them a bit, to get rid of the excess of water. Keep warm.

2. Take your food processor & add spring onions & ginger. Blitz until it forms a sort of a past, like picture above! You want smaller bits of everything, mingled well together. Taste! It has to taste just right! I added a few pinches of sea salt & 8 grins of black pepper to it & blitzed it again until it tastes like you want it to be.

3. Fry your ginger-spring onion combo in some hot fruity evoo until a bit crispy. Add this to the sweet potato-purple carrot combo & mingle everything together. Serve instantly. I served it with fried organic marinated turkey pieces, a mixed green salad & sliced cherry tomatoes from my own garden! It is also very tasty, eaten cold, the next day with a lentil-green salad. Enjoy! πŸ™‚

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50 responses to “A tasty Vegan & Gluten-Free refreshing side dish!

  1. I have to say you’re very creative with your vegetables!

    • Sophie33 says:

      Thanks, my friend! πŸ™‚ I try out new ideas & most of the time, they work out really well but sometimes they don’t! 😦 πŸ™‚ xx

  2. Liz says:

    Carrot and sweet potato is a great combination of two ingredients I love very much and the addition of spring onions and ginger, adds so much flavour. Thanks I shall try this one. I always have carrots and sweet potatoes lurking around. Enjoy your weekend!

  3. ritavegas says:

    I like the idea of ginger with carrots!It’s a very tasty combination!!

  4. Great! I love the taste of ginger in any dish, and would love to try more purple carrots!

  5. Liz says:

    I am intrigued! I second what Novice Gardener has already said–you are so creative, Sophie πŸ™‚

  6. Norma Chang says:

    Great combo. I am picturing a very colorful plate of food.

  7. This sounds delicious. I think you’ve sold me on this recipe.

  8. Bernice says:

    I love how you cook with purple carrots! I do not think we have those.

  9. These bright and simple flavors sound fantastic! I would love that herbaceous dressing on just about any veggie you can name, but the sweet potato and carrot combination does sound like a well-balanced choice.

    • Sophie33 says:

      Thanks so much! I would think thei dresing would be great on top of roasted green asparagus! πŸ™‚ thanks, Hannah! x

  10. Mmmmmmmm. This ginger-spring onion paste looks super delish! I love anything with scallion and ginger especially in my Asian dishes! Would they work on any potatoes? I’m not too fond of sweet potatoes, except for Japanese ones.

  11. Hotly Spiced says:

    I think the combination of sweet potato and the purple carrots is a great one. This is a fantastic side dish xx

  12. I like side dishes like this. Combinations are good, the fact that it is good hot or cold!

  13. I am looking for some carrot recipes so this came at perfect timing! Thank you Sophie!

  14. A wonderful side dish…I actually can eat them as the main πŸ™‚
    Have a wonderful weekend!

  15. vinicooksveg says:

    Looks like it is quick and easy! Loved its simplicity! πŸ™‚

  16. londarmonica says:

    I love ginger very much! Mmmmmh

  17. laurasmess says:

    This sounds wonderful Soph!!! I adore sweet potato, I eat it at least a few times per week. I’ve never tried this way of cooking it though, sounds divine. Definitely on my to-try list! xx

  18. Adrian Lupsa says:

    Lovely! I have some carrots in the fridge. Now I know what I can do with them. πŸ™‚

  19. Ginger and carrots – hard to beat that combination!

  20. Koko says:

    What a creative idea! I think I would loooove the ginger/ spring onion combo. I love recipes that are even better the next day…such great leftovers!

  21. This looks like it tastes delicious. Well done! πŸ™‚

  22. The ginger and spring onion combo adds so much freshness and flavor πŸ™‚

  23. katrina berg says:

    My husband is going to love this! xo

  24. Yum, you’re right- this sounds heavenly! xx

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