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Sweet Potato Ragout with Prunes

Posted by Sunsweet - Thursday, October 13, 2016

Sweet potato, prunes and accents of warming chili, this is a dish that everyone will love. But did you know that prunes contain nutrients like vitamin K and manganese that can help to maintain healthy bones. Research suggests that - because of the nutrients that they provide - the fruits may well have bone health boosting benefits. So tuck in!


300 g sweet potatoes
2 onions
½ bunch of sage
5 parsley sprigs
2 red chilli peppers
50 g almonds, sliced
350 g Capellini (angel hair pasta (thinner) OR vermicelli (thicker) )
3 tbsp. olive oil
200 ml vegetable stock
250 g ricotta cheese
150 g California prunes
3 tbsp. lime juice
Salt, pepper


  1. Peel sweet potatoes and cut into 1 cm cubes. Peel and dice onions. Finely chop sage and parsley. Cut chilli into rings. Roast almonds in a pan without oil. Cook the pasta according to package directions.
  2. Heat oil in a pan. Add the potato cubes and sauté over medium heat for about 5-10 minutes. Add onions and herbs and sauté for 2 more minutes. Deglaze with vegetable stock. Add ricotta and prunes and simmer 1 minute longer. Season with salt, pepper, and nutmeg.
  3. Add pasta and lime juice. Serve sprinkled with almonds.

Tip: Sauté sage leaves in a little bit of oil until crispy and serve with the pasta.