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Recipe: Rustic Roasted Beet & Sweet Potato Salad

Recipe: Rustic Roasted Beet & Sweet Potato Salad

Ingredients

1 bunch beets
2 sweet potatoes
2 tbsp canola or grapeseed oil
½ tsp ground cinnamon
½ tsp garlic salt
½ tsp ground black pepper
2 tbsp pure maple syrup
1 avocado
6 cups baby spinach leaves
Toppings
Maple Citrus Roasted Pecanshttps://marlameridith.com/recipe/maple-citrus-roasted-pecans/
Salad Dressings: Try one of these!

Directions

Pre heat the oven to 375 degrees F with the racks in the middle. Prepare a cookie sheet with parchment paper or oven proof silicone liner.

Slice the beets and sweet potatoes into 1/2 inch thick sticks. Place on the baking sheet in a single layer.

Drizzle with the oil and maple syrup. Using clean hands, toss with the cinnamon, garlic salt and pepper.

Bake for about 40-45 minutes until slightly browned, caramelized and very tender.

Plate spinach leaves with roasted beets and sweet potatoes. Top with avocado and maple pecans. Serve with lemon juice and olive oil or my Lemon Shallot Vinaigrette or Lemon Honey Salad Dressing.

Recipe: Sweet Potato Scones

These Sweet Potato Scones come together quickly and easily. A delicious recipe for breakfast, brunch and snacks. Great for holiday entertaining!

Ingredients

2 1/4 cups whole wheat pastry flour
1/3 cup packed light brown sugar
1/4 cup granulated sugar
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
3/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp baking soda
1 cup mashed sweet potatoes
1/3 cup buttermilk
1 large egg, lightly beaten
1 tsp vanilla bean paste (or vanilla extract)
1/2 cup cold butter, cut into 1/4 inch pieces
topping
1 egg yolk, lightly beaten
coarse sugar

Directions

Pre heat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit with the rack in the middle. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

In the bowl of a food processor, pulse the dry ingredients until well combined.

Add in the mashed sweet potato, buttermilk, egg and vanilla. Mix until the dough just starts pulling away from the sides of the bowl.

Add in the butter, pulse until it looks like coarse crumbs.

Transfer the dough to a lightly floured surface. Pat into an 8 inch circle with lightly floured hands. Cut into 8 wedges. Brush the tops with the egg yolk and sprinkle with some sugar.

Bake for 18-21 minutes or until golden brown. Transfer to wire racks, cool for 5 minutes and serve warm.

Recipe: Spinach Salad with Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Shallot Vinaigrette

We love this healthy and delicious Spinach Salad with Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Shallot Vinaigrette recipe, a gluten free, vegetarian dish great for the holidays!

Ingredients

2 cups Maple Cinnamon Roasted Sweet Potatoes (see notes)
for the salad
8 cups baby spinach
1 firm pear, thinly sliced
1 cup toasted walnuts
3/4 cup crumbled goat cheese
salt and pepper to taste
freshly chopped parsley
sea salt and pepper to taste
for the dressing
1 shallot, finely chopped
2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
1 tbsp white wine vinegar
pinch of fine sea salt
drizzle of honey
freshly ground black pepper
1/3 cup olive oil

Directions

Roast the sweet potatoes (see notes)

Assemble the spinach, pear and roasted sweet potatoes in a large bowl or serving platter.

Place all the dressing ingredients in a mason jar or bowl. Shake or whisk the ingredients to combine. Adjust ingredients to taste.

Drizzle the dressing over the salad, top with the walnuts and goat cheese. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

Sprinkle with some fresh parsley and serve.

Recipe: Loaded Scalloped Sweet Potato Casserole

Ingredients

Directions

Recipe: Spinach Salad with Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Shallot Vinaigrette

We love this healthy and delicious Spinach Salad with Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Shallot Vinaigrette recipe, a gluten free, vegetarian dish great for the holidays!

4-6 servings

2 cups Maple Cinnamon Roasted Sweet Potatoes (see notes)
–for the salad
8 cups baby spinach
1 firm pear, thinly sliced
1 cup toasted walnuts
3/4 cup crumbled goat cheese
salt and pepper to taste
freshly chopped parsley
sea salt and pepper to taste
–for the dressing
1 shallot, finely chopped
2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
1 tbsp white wine vinegar
pinch of fine sea salt
drizzle of honey
freshly ground black pepper
1/3 cup olive oil

Roast the sweet potatoes (see notes)
Assemble the spinach, pear and roasted sweet potatoes in a large bowl or serving platter.
Place all the dressing ingredients in a mason jar or bowl. Shake or whisk the ingredients to combine. Adjust ingredients to taste.
Drizzle the dressing over the salad, top with the walnuts and goat cheese. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
Sprinkle with some fresh parsley and serve.

Use this recipe for Maple Cinnamon Roasted Sweet Potatoes

Recipe: Sweet Potato Scones

These Sweet Potato Scones come together quickly and easily. A delicious recipe for breakfast, brunch and snacks. Great for holiday entertaining!

8 scones

2 1/4 cups whole wheat pastry flour
1/3 cup packed light brown sugar
1/4 cup granulated sugar
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
3/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp baking soda
1 cup mashed sweet potatoes
1/3 cup buttermilk
1 large egg, lightly beaten
1 tsp vanilla bean paste (or vanilla extract)
1/2 cup cold butter, cut into 1/4 inch pieces
–topping
1 egg yolk, lightly beaten
coarse sugar

Pre heat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit with the rack in the middle. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
In the bowl of a food processor, pulse the dry ingredients until well combined.
Add in the mashed sweet potato, buttermilk, egg and vanilla. Mix until the dough just starts pulling away from the sides of the bowl.
Add in the butter, pulse until it looks like coarse crumbs.
Transfer the dough to a lightly floured surface. Pat into an 8 inch circle with lightly floured hands. Cut into 8 wedges. Brush the tops with the egg yolk and sprinkle with some sugar.
Bake for 18-21 minutes or until golden brown. Transfer to wire racks, cool for 5 minutes and serve warm.

Recipe: Sweet Potato Pancakes

We love these Sweet Potato Pancakes for breakfast or brunch. Filled with great for you ingredients.

8 servings

1 1/2 cups white whole wheat flour
3 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp Kosher salt
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1 cup mashed sweet potato
2 large eggs, beaten
1 1/2 cups low fat or whole milk
1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted, plus more for skillet or griddle
1 tsp pure vanilla extract

Poke several holes in a sweet potato with a knife, microwave on high for 4-5 minutes.
Let the sweet potato cool a bit, then peel off the skin. Mash the potato with the back of a fork or a potato masher.
Sift together the flour, baking powder, salt and cinnamon into a bowl.
In another bowl combine the mashed potatoes, eggs, milk, melted butter and vanilla.
Mix together the wet and dry ingredients.
Pulse the batter in a foor processor or blender until just combined.
Heat a pat of butter over medium-high heat on a griddle or large skillet. When it’s sizzling add 1/4 cup batter to the skillet. Cook pancakes for a minute or so until you see the batter bubbling on the top and crispy golden brown on the edges. Carefully flip and cook until done. Continue until done with the batter, adding more butter to the skillet as needed.
Serve immediately with butter and maple syrup.

Recipe: Loaded Scalloped Sweet Potato Casserole

Ingredients

Directions