Air Fryer Hasselback Sweet Potatoes with Scallion Pesto (Vegan)
Vegan Air Fryer Hasselback Sweet Potatoes topped with scallion pesto is I use baby sweet potatoes which require no peeling and are ready in just 20 minutes or less. Easy Vegan Thanksgiving side dish that doesn't need an oven.
Course Side Dish
Prep Time 5minutes
Cook Time 15minutes
Total Time 20minutes
COSORI Air Fryer
Food chopper or Food Processor
For the baby sweet potatoes
4baby sweet potatoesthoroughly washed
2Tbspvegan butteror regular butter
For the scallion pesto
1.5tsppine nutslightly roasted
1/2cupextra virgin olive oil
1tsplime juicefresh lime juice is better
To make the sweet potatoes in the air fryer
Cut a small piece of both ends of the sweet potato
Place chop sticks (or metal straws) on the sides of the baby sweet potato
Cut about 0.03″ or the width of the chop stick
Place wax paper at the bottom of the air fryer basket and put 4 of the cut sweet potatoes on it
Melt and baste the butter on top of the sweet potatoes
Place the basket in the air fryer and set it to 350°. Set the time to 15 minutes.
After 15 minutes, turn off the air fryer. Remove from the basket. See Note #1
To make the scallion pesto
While the sweet potatoes are in the air fryer, make the pesto. Put the ingredients in a food processor
Blend the ingredients until it's a sauce consistency
Drizzle the sauce over the baby sweet potatoes and serve immediately
**** CALORIES INFORMATION IS APPROXIMATE. CONSULT A HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONAL FOR MORE DETAILED INFORMATION.Notes#1 - Do the knife test by poking the bottom of the roasted sweet potato to see if it goes through easily. If not, put it back in the air fryer for up to 5 more minutes.TIPS
Make sure you wash the sweet potatoes. Even if they come in a bag that is labeled "ready to microwave", you MUST wash them. They never clean it properly and there will always be dirt on them.
Use mini sweet potatoes because they will be easy to cook in the air fryer. If you use the bigger sweet potatoes, you will have to adjust the ingredients and the air fryer cook time.
Every air fryer is different. So, you may have to cook them longer or shorter. I think generally, the optimal temperature is 350°F and cook time will be about 15-20 minutes
While you are cooking them in the air fryer, you need nothing but butter on it. Once you pull them out of the air fryer, then top it with the scallion pesto
You should be able to cook about 6-8 at once. I cooked only 4 at once.
I like to serve these hasselback sweet potatoes right out of the air fryer. I think they are at their best when served hot.
I didn't end up using all the scallion pesto I made. Lucky for me, it can be refrigerated and used to make more hasselback sweet potatoes in the future.
Use chop sticks or metal straws to frame the bottom of the sweet potatoes.