Love mashed potatoes, but want to be a little healthier? Try this easy sweet potato and carrot mash. Full of flavor without all of the calories and fat.
1/3 cup hemp oil
1/2 of large onion, diced
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 large sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/2-3/4 inch pieces
4 carrots, peeled and thinly sliced
salt and pepper
4 cups water
Chives, chopped (optional)
In a saucepan or Dutch oven, heat the oil over medium-high heat. Add the onion and cook until tender, about 5 minutes.
Add garlic and cook for 1 minute. Add the sweet potatoes, carrots, 1 teaspoon salt, and 1/2 teaspoon pepper. Cook for 5 minutes until slightly softened.
Add the water and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer until the sweet potatoes and carrots are tender, about 25 minutes.
Drain water (reserve some of the liquid for mashing). Working in batches, blend in a food processor or blender adding the reserved cooking liquid as needed. Season with salt and pepper. Garnish with chives.