Corn & Sweet Potato Hash with fresh tomatoes, peppers and basilThis savory sweet potato recipe is one of those brilliant, yet rare, moments when you unearth a hodge podge of random produce¬†without a plan and improvise those things into a tasty hash. The ingredients, part roasted and part raw, are comforting and fresh, smoky and sweet, earthy and vibrant. The first time this hash was made, it was served as a side to grilled chicken. The 2nd time, I incorporated it into a frittata for brunch. It’s as versatile as it is healthy!

Corn and Sweet Potato Hash with fresh Tomatoes, Peppers and Basil


  • 1 large sweet potato
  • 1 ear of corn
  • 1 pint of grape or cherry tomatoes
  • 1/2 to 1 whole red, orange or yellow bell pepper
  • 2 tablespoons chopped basil
  • olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp. smoked paprika
  • 1/4 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp. cumin
  • 1/4 tsp. coriander
  • red wine vinegar
  • salt & pepper to taste


  1. preheat your oven to 450 degrees.
  2. combine the smoked paprika, garlic powder, cumin, coriander, 1/2 tsp. salt, and a couple grinds of black pepper in a small bowl. mix until combined.
  3. slice and dice your sweet potato into pieces that are just a little bit bigger than the kernels of corn.
  4. cut the corn off the cob.
  5. combine the corn and the sweet potato onto a baking sheet.
  6. drizzle with olive oil
  7. sprink the spice mixture over the corn and sweet potatoes
  8. with your hands, mix the corn, sweet potatoes, olive oil and spices until thoroughly combined. spread the corn and sweet potatoes out even on the baking sheet.
  9. Bake at 450 degrees for 20 minutes, taking out after 10 minutes to flip and redistribute.
  10. While the corn and sweet potatoes are roasting, cut the cherry tomatoes into quarters and the bell pepper into similar sized pieces.
  11. Combine the tomatoes, bell peppers, basil, 1 tsp. olive oil, 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar, salt and pepper in a medium sized bowl.
  12. When the roasted vegetables are done cooking, let them cool slightly before combining with the fresh vegetables in the bowl.
  13. Toss all veggies together in the bowl and serve!