Okay so I am officially obsessed with sweet potatoes. You may have seen the recipe I posted a while back Baked Pesto and Goat Cheese Sweet Potatoes. It has become one of my go-to suppers since I posted about it. I just can’t get enough of it!
You can imagine my delight when I recently tried a sample vegetarian burger from a new restaurant that is opening up in my area soon. The burger, made from 6 different types of rice, quinoa, black beans, and vegetables was divine!! But even better was the actual bun it came on. I thought it looked a little strange because it was kind of an orange-yellow colour. So I asked the chef what was in it. He told me he made his bread with sweet potatoes and leeks added in.
Enter this recipe. See it by clicking the title of this post or the “read more” link.
Then I started thinking about the homemade whole wheat tortillas I make. You can see the recipe, which I got from 100 Days of Real Food, HERE. I’ve been meaning to try some variations of it to switch things up a bit, so I thought, “why not add in some sweet potato?” What’s the worst that could happen? It’s worth a shot.
I used the same basic recipe for my whole wheat tortillas. But then I added in the insides of one baked sweet potato. I also added a teaspoon of turmeric (a spice used in curry recipes, giving it that orangey glow). I didn’t end up having to use as much water as I normally do (the sweet potatoes have their own liquid in them). And I had to add in about an extra tablespoon or two of flour. But in the end the dough was perfect, and the tortillas turned out awesome!
I made a great wrap with them, by filling one with cabbage, apple, goat cheese, pecans, and a sauce made by mixing a little bit of Dijon mustard with pure honey. Oh my gosh, it was perfect!! I’m pretty sure I’ve found a new staple lunchtime meal.
Try it out and let me know what you think. I can’t wait to get into the kitchen and find other ways to use sweet potatoes in my recipes!
Just a word of caution: After rolling out the dough on my counter top, I noticed a yellow stain from the turmeric. It came out easily with some VIM cleaner, but just be forewarned. Turmeric does stain a bit.
Whole Wheat Sweet Potato Tortillas