This sweet potato hash is so easy to prepare and so good! With just two main ingredients, it makes the perfect easy side dish for any breakfast and is packed with vitamins and essential nutrients.
Sweet potatoes provide a variety of health benefits, so it is worth getting creative to figure out ways to include this root vegetable in your meals. Some of the benefits of sweet potatoes include: vitamins A & C, anti-inflammatory nutrients, regulation of blood sugar, and antioxidants. Fortunately, you can still reap the benefits of sweet potatoes if you steam or boil them.
Some vitamins are fat soluble, meaning they are more readily absorbed into your body if consumed with a healthy fat. This is true for vitamins A, D, E, and K. Sweet potatoes contain high amounts of beta-carotene, which is converted to vitamin A in our bodies. Therefore, I cooked this dish with coconut oil.
What’s so beneficial about green peas? Turns out a lot! New research has found that peas contain a specific phytonutrient that may help reduce the risk of stomach cancer. In addition, peas also contain antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. It doesn’t take much to benefit from the little green pea. Just one cup of peas a day is more than enough to gain the health benefits of the green pea!
In addition, I have added various anti-inflammatory spices turmeric, cumin, and cayenne. These spices are so good for you and oh-so-good on the taste buds!
1 sweet potato – chopped into small cubes (the smaller the cubes the less cooking time)
1 bag of frozen peas – boil for about 10 minutes
1 tablespoon coconut oil
2 teaspoons turmeric
1 teaspoon cumin
1 pinch of cayenne
1 teaspoon dried basil
1 pinch of sea salt
1 teaspoon of dried parsley
Pepper to taste
1) Chop sweet potato into small cubes.
2) Heat coconut oil in pan and add sweet potato. You may need to add a little bit of water as well so the oil does not begin to smoke. I added about a 1 – 1 1/2 cups water.
3) Cover with a lid and let steam, stirring occasionally, for 10 – 15 minutes.
4) Boil peas according to package directions, which is about 10 minutes. Drain peas and set aside.
5) Check on the sweet potatoes testing for softness. Depending on how you like your sweet potato texture, they may be ready or need to steam for a little bit longer.
6) Add turmeric, cumin, basil, parsley, cayenne, sea salt, and peas. Mix well and cover with a lid to let simmer for a few minutes more.
Top with a sprinkle of parsley and black pepper if you so desire and serve!