Living in Italian: Rosemary Sweet Potato

April 17, 2018

Rosemary is indigenous to the Mediterranean region and is used widely in Italian cuisine. Its fragrance pairs well with garlic and wine, and is perfect when roasting meat, fish, and vegetables. In addition to its uses in the kitchen, this herb has been shown to have powerful anti-inflammatory properties and may also be heart healthy. With its antioxidant power with incredible flavor, rosemary is the perfect addition to your pantry to help you to live in Italian!

 

Ingredients:

  • 1 large sweet potato, skin on and cut into 1/2 inch rounds

  • 1-2 tbsp. Extra virgin olive oil

  • Salt, to taste

  • 2 sprigs fresh rosemary, roughly chopped

Preparation:

  • Preheat the oven to 400° F

  • Prepare the sweet potatoes and fresh rosemary

  • Place the sweet potato rounds onto a baking sheet and drizzle on the extra virgin olive oil

  • Sprinkle on the salt and rosemary and toss lightly so each round is coated evenly

  • Place the baking sheet in the oven for 15-20 minutes

  • Serve warm and enjoy!

Nutrition RX:

  • Sweet potatoes: are an excellent source of beta-carotene and vitamin C, which are antioxidants and help to keep skin, hair, and eyes healthy. They also contain fiber, which aids in digestion and lowers cholesterol levels.

  • Olive oil: offers healthy mono-unsaturated fats and aids in the absorption of the fat-soluble vitamins in the recipe

  • Rosemary: reduces inflammation in the body and promotes blood circulation

     

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