6. Sweet Potato Toast
If you’re trying to eat less bread—or just trying to eat more vegetables—behold the genius that is sweet potato toast. Pile your favorite topping on a thick slice of the root vegetable, and let the deliciousness do the talking.
7. Paleo Doritos
Sweet potatoes can stand in for even the most irreplaceable junk food. When you just need something that crunches, roast thin slices of sweet potato till crunchy and dust with magic “fauxrito” powder.
For the seasoning
For the tomato powder
For the toast
- To make the tomato powder: Using a rubber spatula, spread tomato paste onto a baking sheet as thinly as possible. Bake in a 200°F oven for 2-3 hours, checking every 20-30 minutes to make sure that the paste isn’t burning. Scrape and re-spread paste to hasten the drying process. When the sauce is thoroughly dry and crumbly, remove from heat, cool, and grind to a powder in a food processor or a spice grinder. Store leftover tomato powder in a sealed container.
- To make the Fauxrito powder: Combine all ingredients in a food processor or sealed shaker until thoroughly combined. Note: Some citric acid is not technically Paleo since it’s made using corn, so make sure to do your homework, or just add a few drops of lemon juice.
- To make the toast: Cut the sweet potato or squash into 1/4 inch slices. Toast the slices in a slotted toaster, toaster oven, or in a 400°F oven until cooked through, about 7 minutes.
- To assemble: Brush the slices with the fat of your choice and sprinkle lavishly with the seasoning mix. Serve warm. Save any leftover powder in a sealed container in the refrigerator.