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Citrus-Sesame Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Pistachios

4 to 6 Servings

50 minutes 15 minutes active

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This warmly spiced sweet potato dish takes inspiration from tzimmes, a classic Ashkenazi Jewish side of root vegetables and dried fruit, simmered together in orange juice. To facilitate caramelization and coax brighter flavor, we opt for roasting rather than stewing. The combination of sweet potatoes and shallots, studded with sweet-tart dried cherries, is both familiar and unique, especially when enhanced by coriander, caraway seeds and strips of orange zest. The finishing touches are a citrus-tahini drizzle and a smattering of vibrant pistachios, bringing nutty richness and crunch to each bite. This dish is delicious both warm and at room temperature; if opting for the latter, be sure to hold off on adding the tahini sauce and nuts until ready to serve.

4 to 6



Don’t skip the tablespoon of hot water in the tahini mixture. It prevents seizing so the sauce is well emulsified and creamy.

50 minutes

15 minutes active



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Mae W.
April 10, 2023
Delicious melding of flavors
I made this for Easter 2023 dinner as it was a great alternative to sugary sweet potato pie. It was a hit with my family! The caraway seeds and ground coriander give this dish great flavor against the orange. I will definitely make this again!
Krista H.
March 10, 2023
This is one of the best sweet potato dishes I've ever had. I can't wait to make it again. I didn't want too eat anything else! The caraway seeds make this dish, don't skip them
Patrick F.
January 2, 2023
Delicious side dish or veg meal
Loved it but the directions are misleading... no way this is only 15 minutes prep time for the average, or even accomplished, home cook. Other than that, yummy over cauli rice for a hearty veg lunch.
Jeff R.
February 23, 2023
Easy and Very Tasty
This was a straightforward and fairly simple recipe...and the flavors are outstanding!
Susan H.
January 28, 2023
Great pairings. Amazing flavor