Philacatessen | Sweet Potato Toasts: Who Needs Bread?

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A sweet potato toast with hummus and olives, a sweet potato toast with Sriracha and a sweet potato toast with toum and dill
Savory sweet potato toasts with hummus and olives, Sriracha, and toum and dill (Photos by Keri White)

My daughter came home from college for the holiday weekend and offered to make the latest trendy-healthy comestible for our post-gym brunch.

They also happened to be Passover friendly, so the timing was good, especially for those seeking healthier carbs after a couple of matzah-filled days. These sweet potato “toasts” form the basis for virtually any topping combo — we sampled savory, spicy and sweet selections, liking one better than the last. Here’s what she did…

Sweet potato toast with yogurt and blueberries, sweet potato toast with yogurt and shredded coconut, and sweet potato toast with peanut butter and dried cherries
Sweet potato toasts with yogurt and blueberries, yogurt and shredded coconut, and peanut butter and dried cherries

Sweet Potato Toast

Makes about six “toasts,” serving 1 or 2, depending on appetite.

  • 1 large sweet potato, unpeeled
  • Cooking spray
  • Salt, if desired
  • Toppings — see note below

Slice the sweet potato long ways in pieces of even thickness. Spray with cooking spray, and sprinkle with salt if using savory toppings.

Place the slices on the rack of toaster oven with a tray underneath to catch drippings.

Set the toaster oven to 425 degrees, and allow the slices to “toast” for about 20 minutes. The slices should be cooked through and beginning to brown and crisp at the edges. Top and enjoy as desired.

Topping combinations:

Savory: hummus with sliced green olives; Sriracha; toum with chopped fresh dill

Sweet: yogurt with blueberries; yogurt with shredded coconut; peanut butter with dried cherries

The only limits are your pantry and your imagination; I would love to try these with honey and toasted pecans. Or sliced tomato and fresh mozzarella. Or cottage cheese and maple syrup. Or baba ganoush and chopped parsley. Nut butter and jam. Melted cheddar.

Be creative and happy Pesach.

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