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Sweet Potato Appetizer Bites hot out of the oven with arugula on top.
Roasted Sweet Potato Appetizer Bites
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins

These Roasted Sweet Potato Appetizer Bites are ideal for entertaining. They're ideal for kids because you can use your hands to eat them and they're full of flavor and whole ingredients. 

Course: Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: sweet potato, appetizer
Servings: 8 people
Calories: 193 kcal
Author: Amie
Roasted Sweet Potatoes
  • 2 large sweet potatoes
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil extra-virgin
  • 1 tsp. ground cumin
  • sea salt to taste
  • pepper to taste
  • 1 cup arugula
  • 1 tsp. sesame seeds
  • 1 tsp. orange zest
Cashew Basil Cream
  • 1 cup cashews soaked overnight and drained
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/2 large navel orange
  • 1 Tbsp. finely chopped fresh basil
  • sea salt to taste
  • pepper to taste
For the Sweet Potatoes
  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Prepare two large rimmed baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside.

  2. Peel the sweet potatoes and discard the skin. Slice each sweet potato in half widthwise with a sharp knife and then slice each of those halves in half again (cutting at a 1/2 in width) for each slice. Place the sweet potato slices on the prepared baking sheet and spray or lightly coat them with the olive oil. Sprinkle with the ground cumin, sea salt and pepper and bake in the oven for 20 minutes or until tender and golden brown.

  3. Meanwhile, make the Cashew Basil Cream below and set aside.

  4. Remove the sweet potatoes from the oven and set aside to cool for 5 minutes, then top each sweet potato bite with a dollop of the Cashew Basil Cream, arugula, sesame seeds, sea salt and pepper to taste. Garnish with fresh orange zest and serve immediately.

For the Cashew Basil Cream
  1. Combine the cashews (drain, rinse and dry them after soaking in water for at least 12 hours), almond milk, basil, juice of 1/2 orange, sea salt and pepper in a mini food processor. Puree until creamy.

Recipe Notes

To soak the cashews, please purchase unsalted cashews that were not roasted. Soak them in a large bowl of room temperature water on the counter top for at least 12 hours/overnight. Then, drain the water, rinse the cashews and pat them dry before using them for the cream.

Nutrition Facts
Roasted Sweet Potato Appetizer Bites
Amount Per Serving
Calories 193 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Fat 10g15%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Sodium 71mg3%
Potassium 433mg12%
Carbohydrates 24g8%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 12245IU245%
Vitamin C 9mg11%
Calcium 73mg7%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.