It starts 10 years ago when I married a very talented, loving, smart, handsome guy.
Where we met a Blue Man,
Here, we happened upon a small cafe where I had a sweet potato sandwich. Yes, I said sweet potato sandwich. I knew I had to recreate it when we got home. Which is the main point of this post. But before I go any further I should say that our vacation ended in Costa Rica, and I plan to do a separate post on that. Don't feel obliged to read it!
Back to the sweet potato sandwich.
Jason would laugh at me because he thinks I throw superlatives around too often, but I think this was the best sandwich I've ever had. The original one in Boston was amazing, and the one pictured here was (dare I say it?) BETTER. Here's the method:
-Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
-Slice sweet potatoes to 1/4 inch thick wedges and place on baking sheet.
-Bake in oven 30 minutes, then flip and continue baking another 15 minutes.
-Meanwhile, caramelize some onion (you had to know this was coming). You can find the method for this here in the Eggplant post.
-Spread hummus on two slices of bread (the bread pictured above is gluten free and it was perfect for this recipe).
-Place sweet potato, caramelized onions, lettuce, tomato and avocado on bread and DIVULGE!
Oh, and one more thing. Another reason I was so excited about this dinner is this:
I GREW THOSE!
Not sure why this is such a big deal? It's because I usually kill any plant that comes into contact with me. It's not intentional. I just happen to have the opposite of a green thumb. But that's changing! This year was potted tomatoes and basil, and next year I'll throw a few more things into the mix. There are lots of things I want to grow. At the top of my list? Sweet potatoes, of course.
By the way, I didn't use the basil in the sandwich, but in a citrus basil water that we paired with dinner.
I recommend it!