Miso, Sesame, and Sweet Potato Dip

<p>Miso, Sesame, and Sweet Potato Dip</p>
Photo: Jeffery Cross; Styling: Randy Mon

What's good about it: Sweet potatoes are naturally silky textured yet low in fat. They're also a great source of beta-carotene and fiber. Serve with baby bok choy, separated into leaves.


Makes 2 cups

Total time: 40 Minutes

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Recipe Time

Total: 40 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 52
Caloriesfromfat 29 %
Protein 1.5 g
Fat 1.6 g
Satfat 0.2 g
Carbohydrate 8.3 g
Fiber 1.4 g
Sodium 210 mg
Cholesterol 0.0 mg


1 pound deep orange-fleshed sweet potatoes (often labeled "yams"), peeled and cut into 1- to 2-in. chunks
2 teaspoons chopped fresh ginger
2 tablespoons white (shiro) miso*
1 1/2 tablespoons tahini (sesame paste)
2 teaspoons soy sauce
2 tablespoons thinly sliced green onion tops
1 1/2 teaspoons toasted sesame seeds


1. Steam sweet potatoes in a large saucepan with a steamer basket and 1 in. water until very tender, about 20 minutes. (If you don't have a steamer, just simmer chunks in the water, stirring occasionally.) Drain, reserving liquid, and let cool slightly.

2. Whirl ginger in a food processor to mince. Add sweet potatoes, miso, tahini, soy sauce, and enough reserved sweet potato liquid for a creamy texture, about 3 tbsp.; whirl until smooth.

3. Transfer dip to a bowl and stir in 1 1/2 tbsp. green onions. Sprinkle with remaining 1/2 tbsp. onions and the sesame seeds. Serve slightly warm or at room temperature with bok choy or cucumber slices.

*Find in the refrigerated foods section.

Make ahead: Up to 2 days, chilled.

Note: Nutritional analysis is per 3-Tbsp. serving.