It is time to invite sweet potatoes to your breakfast table with our mouth-watering Sweet Potato Hash. This recipe uses all plant-based ingredients, including sweet potatoes, roasted garlic, onion, green pepper and jalapeño, then kicked up with a combination of Italian seasoning and freshly ground black pepper. The mix of sweet and heat is sure to wake up your taste buds in the morning.
1/2 large sweet potato, washed and diced into 1/4″-inch cubes
1/2 jalapeño pepper, minced (remove seeds for less heat)
1/4 green pepper, coarsely chopped
1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
Dash freshly ground black pepper
Bring water to boil then add diced sweet potato.
Boil 5-8 minutes until cooked, then drain water and set aside.
Preheat heavy-bottom skillet on medium heat then add onions and peppers, sautéing until the onion is translucent. If sticking or burning occurs, add water or vegetable broth.
Add sweet potato, roasted garlic, Italian seasoning and black pepper.
Continue cooking until ingredients have browned, adding a little water as needed.
Rosane Oliveira, DVM, PhD
Rosane Oliveira, DVM, PhD is Founding Director of UC Davis Integrative Medicine and Adjunct Assistant Professor at the Department of Public Health Sciences at the School of Medicine at the University of California Davis. Blending a life-long passion for food and nutrition with over 20 years of scientific experience in genetic research, Dr. Oliveira is devoted to educating people about how food and lifestyle choices can affect genetic expression–i.e. how genes are turned on and off and either cause disease or promote health. She is a native of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and has lived in the US since 2003.