Spicy Cauliflower Rice, Cinnamon-Paprika Sweet Potatoes & Avocado Mash

Spicy Cauliflower Rice, Cinnamon-Paprika Sweet Potatoes & Avocado Mash

A few weeks ago, I posted a photo of the above meal to Instagram and Facebook without giving much thought to it. It was a combination of two different recipes from the blog with a few twists and adjustments, and I had thrown it together in a pinch before Dan and I settled in to watch a movie. It appeased my inattentive taste buds but I thought the combination was a bit random to appeal to the masses.

I should probably stop making assumptions because a few days later while I was catching up on social media, I noticed that my Facebook post had garnered a handful enthusiastic requests for the recipe. There were even a few comments with kindly-conveyed undertones of frustration because I hadn’t shared the details of what was in my haphazardly-concocted meal. I got the message, and I figured I better do something about it.

Ingredients

  • 2 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-inch cubes (about 4 cups)
  • 2 tablespoons grapeseed oil or other high-heat oil
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon smoked paprika
  • sea salt, to taste (I use ¼ to ½ teaspoon)
  • 1 head medium cauliflower, cut into florets
  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil
  • 5 scallions, thinly sliced (white and light green parts only)
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, quartered
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons reduced-sodium tamari or soy sauce
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons chili-garlic paste or sriracha
  • ¼ cup chopped chives
  • ¼ cup chopped cilantro leaves
  • 1 avocado, pitted and peeled
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice or to taste
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • sea salt, to taste
Read the whole recipe on Blissful Basil