Thursday, February 22, 2024

In The Kitchen with Kanta: Sweet potato with coriander and lime


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  • 43g coriander
  • 1 clove of Garlic
  • 32g Green onions, chopped
  • 128g Sweet onion, chopped
  • 320g Sweet potato, diced
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 4 tbsp olive oil


Put oven rack in lower third of oven and preheat oven to 218 C.

Toss sweet potatoes, green onions and sweet onions with 2 tablespoons of oil and 1/4 teaspoon salt in a shallow baking pan. Arrange the potatoes in 1 layer and roast them until tender, about 25 minutes, stirring halfway through roasting,

Stir together coriander, and remaining 1/2 teaspoon of salt in a small bowl. Whisk together lime juice and remaining tablespoon of oil in a medium bowl.

Sprinkle the sweet potatoes with the coriander, salt and lime mixture and top with extra coriander, stirring gently to combine.


Serve hot, alone or as a side with meat, chicken or fish.

Kanta Temba is a Cake maker and decorator|Lusaka Times Food columnist|TV show host


  1. Kenyan Sweet Potatoes have gain market in the UK …today walk in any supermarket you will find frozen sweet fries sold …Zambia we are still treating as a subsistence meal for merely boiling and chewing.

    • @ Jay Jay its just sad that in Zambia we discuss the diaspora yet don’t see opportunities that arise for trade! I just fail to understand why even the most popular national pride mealie meal hardly finds itself legally crossing borders! I have come across west African yams, impwa and, plantains!

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