If you count your nutrients instead of your calories this is the perfect recipe for you. The unbelievably creamy texture of this type of tuber blows others out of the park, including its famous orange-fleshed cousin most Americans recognize as a sweet potato.

Antioxidants are their most notable quality and like blueberries their anthocyanin levels are a product of their deep pigmentation. If you don’t see them labeled as purple sweet potatoes in a grocery store they can sometimes be found as Okinawan sweet potatoes. These fries are the perfect accompaniment to any plant-based, whole food meal.

Baked Purple Sweet Potato Fries

  • Prep Time:5 minutes
  • Cook Time:30 minutes
  • Total Time:35 minutes
  • Servings:2
  • Easy


  • 2 medium purple sweet potatoes
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • nonstick cooking spray
Photo by Kristine Mahan
  • Step 1

    Preheat oven to 400°F. Slice potatoes lengthwise, about 1/2″ thick.

    Photo by Kristine Mahan
  • Step 2

    On a lined baking sheet, arrange fries and lightly spray with a non-stick cooking agent. Sprinkle with salt.

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  • Step 3

    Bake for 25-30 minutes and enjoy these low-fat, nutrient dense fries. Consume as soon as possible, they do get soggy with time.

    Photo by Kristine Mahan