Sweet Potato Medallions with Almond Sauce and Chickpea Salad

No one in my family likes sweet potato except me, but I made this anyway. I didn’t love it. I just feel like the flavors didn’t go together at all.

rating: 5

Sweet Potato Medallions with Almond Sauce and Chickpea Salad
(Cooking Light, Nov. 2016)

serves 4

Ingredients:

4 small (4-oz.) sweet potatoes
1/4 cup creamy natural almond butter
3 1/2 tablespoons warm water
3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice, divided
2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
1 (15-oz.) can unsalted chickpeas, rinsed and drained
5 ounces baby arugula
3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1 teaspoon black pepper

Directions:

Prick potatoes all over with a fork; place on a microwave-safe plate, and microwave at HIGH just until tender, about 5 minutes. Cut into 1/2-inch-thick rounds.
Whisk together almond butter, water, and 1 tablespoon lemon juice in a bowl. Set aside.
Brush potato slices on 1 side with 1 tablespoon oil. Heat a large skillet over medium-high. Working in batches, cook potato slices, oil side down, until golden brown, 2 to 3 minutes.
Combine chickpeas, arugula, salt, pepper, remaining 2 tablespoons juice, and 1 tablespoon oil in a large bowl. Divide chickpea mixture among 4 plates; top with sweet potato slices. Drizzle with almond butter sauce.

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