Labor Day Vegan Recipe

August 29, 2014

Labor Day is more than just a day off of work and a picnic and party weekend, the Marla Meridith and Family Fresh Cooking present grilled coconut and sweet potato kebabs, great for Labor Dayday recognizes the economic and social achievement of workers. Celebrate your achievements in a healthy way with this Grilled Coconut Sweet Potato Kebab Labor Day Vegan Recipe from Family Fresh Cooking.

Grilled Coconut Sweet Potato Kebabs
Get in the last day of summer grilling with this filling vegan recipe for Labor Day from Family Fresh Cooking. Nothing tastes better than grilled veggies, so why not try these Grilled Coconut Sweet Potato Kebabs.

8-10 servings, assume about 1/2 cup sweet potatoes per person

NOTES:
• Source organic ingredients when available. Shop for ingredients at the Family Fresh Cooking Amazon Store
• These Sweet Potatoes are great for lunch, dinner, dessert or mini-meals.
• As always, use your own taste buds to determine how you want to flavor your Sweet Potatoes. My ingredient lists are wide open for interpretation.
• Try to keep size uniform for even cooking. I left the skin on for added nutrients.

INGREDIENTS:
• 2 or more medium to large Garnet Yams (sweet potatoes), cleaned & cut into 1-2 inch pieces
• 1 tablespoon unrefined Coconut Oil
• Salt to taste
• Unsweetened Coconut Flake
• Optional Dip: fat free Thick Greek Yogurt or Whipped Cream (vegan or not), sweetened to taste with your favorite natural sweetener

 

METHOD:
• Pre-heat grill on medium setting.
• Bring a large pot of water to boil (enough to cover sweet potato chunks.
• Boil sweet potatoes about 8 minutes until softened, but not completely cooked through.
• Drain sweet potatoes. Let cool. Toss with coconut oil and put on skewers.
• Grill for about 4 minutes on each side for about 8 minutes total cook time.
• Sprinkle unsweetened coconut flake over the top of grilled sweet potatoes. Season with more salt if desired.

VARIATIONS:
-Lightly sweetened whipped cream or thick Greek yogurt makes this into a creamy sweet dessert treat.
-Another sweet dipping sauce that would pair well: Try my Pomegranate Dipping Sauce
-Sprinkle you sweet potatoes with some cinnamon, nutmeg or cardamom.

Photo Credit: Marla Meridith Photography

Marla Meridith is the creator, photographer, stylist and go to gal behind the blog Family Fresh Cooking. She believes in real, whole foods for a happy, healthy, high energy life. She is obsessed with her family, food, travel, and coffee. Look for her on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest and StumbleUpon too.

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