This makes a very tasty spread especially nice on dark sweet pumpernickel bread. It would also be a tasty dip for vegetables and some fruit as well.

Spicy Sweet Potato Spread


  • 1 sweet potato
  • 1-2 splashes chili oil or Tabasco
  • 1/2 teaspoon ginger powder
  • 1-2 teaspoon maple syrup
  • very small pinch of salt

Spicy Sweet Potato Spread


  1. Peel the sweet potato and slice in large pieces.
  2. Place in a steam and steam until soft.
  3. Puree the cooked sweet potato to a smooth consistency.
  4. Add the seasonings.
  5. Taste to season and season to taste. We did not want a salty flavor, we wanted a sweet spread, but with a slight kick of warmth both immediately on the tongue (from the chili or Tabasco) and a longer lasting warmth gotten from the ginger.