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Weight Watchers Sweet Potatoes Griddled with Mint, Chilli and Garlic

Weight Watchers Sweet Potato

Weight Watchers Sweet Potatoes Griddled with Mint, Chilli and Garlic

I am always already exhausted, starving, and cranky at this time. So it’s nice to have a quick filling and healthy lunch to keep me focused and energised to deal with it all. For that kind of meal I usually resort to griddles sweet potatoes with mint chilli and smoked garlic. I love sweet potatoes with a burning passion. They are great for you, taste delicious, and super easy to cook with. This recipe in particular is super simple, and I’m positive anyone could do it. Even better this is only two points per serving! Yummy! 

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I also love that it still tastes amazing cold the next day. Easy lunch the next day? Yes please! I am all for lazy meals that I can just grab from the fridge and eat. Yet another reason this is my go to for a quick lunch.

Here’s how to make it:

Start by slicing the sweet potatoes vertically as evenly as you can. This will help with even cooking later so it’s not burning on one part and still raw at another.

Preheat a cast iron skillet over medium heat. Add a drizzle of olive oil and allow the oil to heat up as well. Waiting until everything is nice and hot to add the sweet potato slices will make sure nothing sticks to the pan.  Place your sweet potato slices in the pan once preheated, and press with the back of a spatula so it gets some nice crispy spots. Sprinkle with a little bit of salt on each side.

Flip and cook the other side. It should take about three minutes on each side, but make sure you check that it’s cooked through in the center before removing from the griddle.

In a small frying pan, heat the garlic over a medium heat for 1-2 minutes. Move to a small bowl and combine with the vinegar, olive oil, and chopped chilli. Tear or use a knife to shred the mint leaves and combine with the mixture. Give it a taste and season with a little salt if you think it needs some. Spoon over your sweet potatoes and enjoy.

Griddled Sweet Potatoes with Mint, Chilli and Garlic

This recipe makes 4 servings. Each serving is 2 weight watchers points. You can have one or two servings or eat it alongside another tasty dish.

Ingredients:

2 sweet potatoes

Salt

2 teaspoons minced garlic

1 teaspoon white vinegar

2 tablespoons olive oil

¼ cup packed fresh mint leaves

1 red chili, chopped small

Directions:

Preheat a cast iron pan over medium-high heat. Wash and slice the sweet potatoes into 5mm thick slices. Drizzle 2 tablespoons or so of olive oil in the pan and allow to heat up before adding in the sweet potato slices. Cook for about three minutes on each side. In a small frying pan, heat the garlic and liquid smoke over medium heat for 1-2 minutes. Move to a small bowl and combine with the vinegar, olive oil, and chopped chili. Tear or use a knife to shred the mint leaves and combine with the mixture. Season with salt and spoon over your sweet potatoes. Serve hot or cold.

Enjoy.

Angela x

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