Snack Today: Sweet Potato Dip

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sweet-potatoesServed with naan bread or raw veggies, this easy sweet potato dip makes a really great snack or a great item to bring to a potluck.

The star of this recipe, the sweet potato, is a nutrition powerhouse. Just one medium cooked sweet potato contains 4 grams of fiber, 32 percent of our daily vitamin C, and an amazing 475 percent of our daily vitamin A! Vitamin A helps our bodies maintain healthy teeth, soft tissue, and skeletal tissue, and is important for healthy vision and healthy skin. Sweet potatoes are also a good source of vitamin E, vitamin B6, potassium, manganese and magnesium.

So dig in!

Sweet Potato Dip

1 large sweet potato
1 tsp paprika
Juice and zest of 2 limes
Sea salt and pepper to taste
1 cup English cucumber, diced

Preheat oven to 400 F and bake the sweet potato on a baking sheet until you can easily pierce it with a knife. (May take up 90 minutes.)

Let the sweet potato cool enough to handle, then slice open and scoop flesh into a food processor or blender. Add paprika, lime juice, and zest. Purée mixture until well blended.

Put the dip in bowl and mix in cucumber. Enjoy!

Photo from here, with thanks.

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