Thyme roasted sweet potato in yogurt sauce

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It’s the simple, easy stuff that makes every day exciting. When we decided to eat fewer carbs just for a week, I had to get creative. I rely on veggies and lean meat. Since the sweet potatoes are always a hit, I decided to pair them with whipped garlic yogurt sauce. Magic happens when they get roasted with a few herbs and spices. It is a perfect side dish, but we had it for lunch. Thyme roasted sweet potato is a delicious meal in itself and I am making some again.

You can use whatever is available. I prefer using the bright orange variety of sweet potatoes; they look beautiful once caramelized. The toasted pine nuts add some crunch and nuttiness. It is a kind of healthy comfort food. What is your idea of healthy comfort food?

Do share your thoughts and give this recipe a try.

Recipe of thyme roasted sweet potato in yogurt sauce

Preparation time: 5 minutes
Cooking time: 10-15 minutes
Serves: 1-2

  • Sweet potatoes 3 (medium)
  • Garlic 2 (grated)
  • Thyme few sprigs
  • Yogurt 3 tbsp
  • Labneh 3 tbsp
  • Paprika ½ tsp
  • Smoked paprika ¼ tsp
  • Pine nuts 2 tbsp
  • Pomegranate arils 2 tbsp
  • Salt and pepper
  • Olive oil
  • Mint leaves


  1. Mix the sweet potato cubes with olive oil, paprika, thyme, salt, and pepper.
  2. Place them on a greased and lined tray.
  3. Roast in a preheated oven (160 degrees) for 10-12 minutes, flipping midway to get the even caramelization. 
  4. Whip the yogurt and labneh with garlic, salt, and pepper. 
  5. At the time of serving, pile up the roasted sweet potato cubes on a serving plate.
  6. Pour the whipped yogurt sauce. Drizzle olive oil, sprinkle toasted pine nuts, and pomegranate arils. Garnish with mint leaves and smoked paprika. 


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