Roasted Sweet Potato & Chorizo Dip


When I first tasted this dip, I did the whole "Ooh scrummy-diddly-uptious!" face that women do in yoghurt adverts.  You know the kind.  The take a bite on an empty spoon and then actually swoon, because that yoghurt changed their lives.

Yeah.  It was that good.  It was stupid yoghurt face good.  I will rarely say that about my own recipes, but damn, this stuff is now my crack.  I am in love with it.

Well, I had a bag of sweet potatoes that needed eating.  You know when an idea just hits you, and you think, I am going to make history.  Potato history.

I won't say it's the best dip ever, because I dislike it when people do that, but I will tell you that since I made this dip, I have had a pot of it consistently in my fridge for midnight snacks, adult grown up dinner parties.



Sweet potato and Chorizo are one of my favourite flavour combinations.  I think it's impossible to have just one, so all I'm asking for is for you to comment on the blog post with one of yours.

What's one of your favourite flavour combinations?  If I see one I really agree with, I'll make a post around it :)

ONTO THE FOOD..



This is probably one of the easiest recipes I'll ever share.  I should have stamped with with the "quick and easy" logo, because it is really THAT simple.

YOU WILL NEED:
2 large peeled sweet potato, chopped into chunks
80g Chorizo chopped into chunks (uncooked)
Tablespoon Olive oil
1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
1 teaspoon smoked Paprika
1/2 teaspoon turmeric

**VEGGIE OPTION** 
In lieu of chorizo, place 2 crushed cloves of garlic, 1 teaspoon of  chilli powder and 1/2 onion mixed together.

FIRST OF ALL
Preheat your oven to 200°C/ gas mark 6.  On a large baking tray, place the chopped potato and chorizo, cover with the olive oil, red wine vinegar, paprika and turmeric.

BAKE IT ALL
Place your tray in the oven for 20-30 minutes until everything is cooked and your potato is soft to touch.

GOING ON A BLENDER
Using a food processor, or hand blender, whizz your baked goods up until it forms a smooth paste.

SERVE
Serve straight away with an array of carrot sticks & toasted pitta fingers, or save for a later date.  It will keep covered in the fridge for about 5 days.



The competition is now closed.  Sorry!




106 comments:

  1. My favourite combo of flavour is hot and sour. The dip looks great...might whip up a batch with pumpkin.

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  2. Blueberry and lemon :)

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  3. Favourite combo for a dip has got to be garlic and mint!

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  4. This looks so delicious, one of my favourite flavour combinations is honey and mustard. They are great on meat as a marinade, mixed with oil for a vinaigrette. Great post as always.

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  5. This sounds absolutely heavenly! Sweet potatoes are one of my absolute favourite foods right now, I'm definitely saving this recipe for later. In terms of favourite flavours, its so difficult to choose but I'm currently loving any combination of citrus fruits, with anything I can sneak them onto!

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  6. I definitely like rose and pistachio.

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  7. Garlic and chilli. And I absolutely love the sound of this dip. Sweet potato and chorizo is sounding like a great flavour combination to me.

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  8. Salmon and avocado... or garlic and lemon... or sesame oil and soy sauce... argh too many to choose! Great giveaway xx

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  9. duck and hoi sin sauce

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  10. Not really a flavour combo as such, but I love cheese and beetroot - any cheese, but particularly Wensleydale! Also cheese and Marmite, cheese and pickled onion, cheese and tomato - anything with cheese!

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  11. My favourite has to be something involving a combo of basil and lime.

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  12. Pistachio & Honey! :D x

    - Abigail Daniel

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  13. Cheese & Onion for me. Crisps, pasties...mmm!

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  14. goats cheese and red onion!

    Ashleigh

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  15. Spinach and red onion

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  16. my wife is pregnant and currently like jam and marmite. (disgusting)

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  17. My fav combo is rosemary & garlic! Yuuum!

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  18. laura jayne bates3 September 2014 at 03:13

    carrots and parsnip ,mashed together with full fat cream yummy

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  19. Sarah Prightingale3 September 2014 at 04:07

    Smoked ham and humous

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  20. sour cream and onion!

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  21. Goats cheese and a sweet red onion chutney or marmalade. Gets me every time! Droooool.

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  22. Sounds weird and I thought so too until in tried it, but tuna and apple!! In a wrap with lettuce, yum!

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  23. I love the combination of chicken and chorizo and use this in my cooking far too much! But it is delish :)

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  24. cheese and chive with onion rings

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  25. Lavender and chocolate! Love the dip and love the board :-)

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  26. I would have said honey and lemon, but now I like the idea of strawberry and balsamic

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  27. This dip looks delicious! One of my favorites is probably chocolate and peanut butter.

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  28. Rubarb and apple

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  29. Tomato and basil is one of my favourites

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  30. Strawberry and balsamic! NomNomNom!

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  31. banana and toffee!

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  32. beetroot and goat's cheese

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  33. Chicken and stuffing

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  34. Lemon and pepper

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  35. Carmalised onions and red pepper!

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  36. Ya, I think I will have to go with cheese and onion as it is a number of different flavours, textures etc :)

    @jamiecomps

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  37. cheese & pineapple

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  38. Caramel & Apple.

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  39. Halloumi and pesto - clash of cultures!

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  40. My favourite flavour combination is apple and cinnamon yummy x

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