Sweet Potato Tower of Power

This potato tower has everything and it’s so easy to pull together. Color. Flavor. Nutrients Galore. Impressive dish!

Serves 2

Prep time: 10 minutes (plus one hour marinade time)

Cook time: 20-30 minutes


Ingredients

  • 2 portobello caps
  • 1 small chopped shallot
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • white balsamic vinegar (red is fine, too)
  • 1 large and beautiful ripe tomato
  • 1 sweet potato
  • 1 russet or baking potato
  • 4 cups baby spinach
  • ½ cup almond milk
  • 2 Tbls nutritional yeast
  • optional: ½ eggplant, peeled, sliced and broiled (this was a leftover, so I used it)

Instructions

  1. After cleaning the mushroom caps, marinate them in the vinegar and chopped shallots for at least one hour.
  2. Slice tomato into 6, 1/2 “ rounds. Place on foil or a baking sheet, and sprinkle with garlic powder & Tbls. of vinegar.
  3. Place in preheated 375 degree oven and bake for 20 minutes, until softened. You can also turn on the broiler for 5 minutes to speed up the process.
  4. Meanwhile, chop the sweet potato into quarters and steam for 10-12 minutes.
  5. Remove potatoes from steamer and add the spinach and steam for 4-6 minutes until slightly wilted.
  6. Mash* the soft potatoes with either a fork or a potato masher.
  7. Add the almond milk and nutritional yeast and combine well. Set aside.
  8. Fire up your grill on medium high heat and lay the portobello caps on face up for 10 minutes or until they’ve softened. No need to turn them over!

Build your volcano!

  1. Lay the spinach out as the base on the plate.
  2. Place a Portobello cap on the spinach.
  3. Layer the eggplant and tomato next and top with a mountain of the mashed sweet potatoes.
  4. Top with chopped parsley.
  5. Add your side of broccolini or any other vegetable of your choice!

*Note: if you like really creamy mashed potatoes, you can certainly put them in your food processor. I like keeping the skin intact, but you can also choose to peel it first. I used one sweet potato for my tower of power because I love them, and one baking potato because Roger prefers them!