Roasted Yam and Onion Dip
|Prep time||1 hour, 30 minutes|
|Cooking time||30 minutes|
|Total time||2 hours|
This is an unusual, but tasty, dip for gatherings in the cold months of fall and winter.
Place rack in center of oven, preheat to 400 degrees. Drizzle 1 Tbsp olive oil onto a large baking pan and spread evenly. Place sweet potatoes or yams and onion pieces, cut sides down, onto oiled pan. Wrap garlic cloves in a piece of foil and add to pan. Roast for 45-50 minutes until yams are tender and onions are golden brown. Remove from oven to cool. When cool enough to handle, scrape potato or yam pulp into a food processor, discarding the skins. Slip skins from onions and garlic and discard. Add onion and garlic to food processor. Add remaining ingredients, including another 1 Tbsp olive oil and blend until fairly smooth, but not pureed. Chill or cool to room temp. Garnish with olive oil and pine nuts.