Caribbean Sweet Potatoes
with Coconut Rice and Mango Salsa
Jerk cooking and seasoning is synonymous with Caribbean food. Our take on jerk seasoning is a dry spice mixture of garlic, parsley, allspice, cinnamon, and just a touch of salt. We rub the seasoning on sweet potatoes for a thrilling, flavorful dish that is particularly welcomed as the weather cools.
- 1 sweet potato
- 1 tbsp jerk seasoning
- 1 red onion
- 2 garlic cloves
- 1 mango
- ½ oz fresh parsley
- 1 lime
- 13.4 oz kidney beans
- ½ cup basmati rice
- 5.5 oz coconut milk
- 1 tbsp (2 tbsp) vegetable oil*
- Salt and pepper*
- *Not Included
- For full ingredient list, see Nutrition
- Small saucepan with a lid
- Baking sheet
Preheat the oven to 425°F. Cut the sweet potato into 1 inch thick wedges. Transfer to a baking sheet and toss with 2 tsp (4 tsp) vegetable oil, jerk seasoning, and a pinch of salt and pepper. Bake until tender and browned in spots, 18 to 22 minutes.
Peel and mince the red onion(s). Peel and mince the garlic. Peel the mango(es), cut the flesh away from the pit, and dice. Finely chop the parsley leaves. Zest and halve the lime(s), juice one half (1 lime), and cut one half (1 lime) into wedges. Drain and rinse the kidney beans.
Heat a small saucepan over medium-high with 1 tsp (2 tsp) vegetable oil. Once hot, add just half the minced red onion and just half the minced garlic. Cook until softened, 3 to 5 minutes.
Add the basmati rice, coconut milk, ½ tsp (1 tsp) salt, and ⅓ cup (⅔) water to the saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, cover, and cook until the water is absorbed, 12 to 15 minutes.
Add the remaining minced red onion, remaining minced garlic, diced mango, chopped parsley, half the lime juice, ¼ tsp (½ tsp) salt, and a pinch of pepper to a large bowl. Toss the mango salsa to combine.
Stir the lime zest and kidney beans into the coconut rice, and divide between large, shallow bowls. Top with the Caribbean sweet potatoes and mango salsa. Serve with lime wedges. Enjoy!