Shredded Sweet Potatoes with Dates and Pistachios

½ cup finely chopped onion

3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

2 pounds sweet potatoes, peeled and coarsely shredded, preferably using the grating disk of a food processor

Kosher salt

½ teaspoon smoked paprika

1/3 cup toasted chopped pistachios

1/3 cup chopped dried dates

1½ tablespoons fresh lemon juice

2 tablespoons shredded fresh mint

In a large skillet, cook the onion in the oil over medium heat, until softened, about 5 minutes. Add the sweet potatoes and a hefty pinch of salt, increase the heat to medium-high, cover, and cook, stirring, occasionally, until the potato is tender, about 5 minutes. Stir in the paprika, pistachios, dates, lemon juice and mint; add salt to taste.

Serves six

Nutrition values per serving: 254 calories; 82 calories from fat; 9 g fat (1 g saturated; 0 g trans fats); 0 mg cholesterol; 167 mg sodium; 41 g carbohydrate; 6 g fiber; 13 g sugar; 4 g protein.

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