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Layers of Love

Ogres Are Like Onions.

They have layers.

You know what else has layers?


Sweet Potato Layer Dip!

This was one of those recipes that started out not from any kind of plan, but from a craving for sweet potatoes that were oh-so conveniently already-cooked and waiting in the refrigerator.

Layers of  buttery sweet potato, spicy salsa, creamy guacamole, and smooth greek yogurt, this the perfect summer lunch!

Perfect for veggies, perfect for chips, perfect for crackers.  Whatever you want to dip, go right on ahead!  It would probably be delicious.  Top with feta cheese and you really can’t go wrong.  Ok, so maybe cheddar might’ve made a little more sense, but for us, when you have feta cheese in the fridge, there’s no contest.  Feta wins every time!

Seriously, go make this.  It’s way too easy and ridiculously delicious.  We think even a big green Ogre could love it 😉

Sweet Potato Layer Dip

Time: 10 min

Serves: 2


1/2 large sweet potato, cooked and mashed

1 c. prepared salsa

1/2 avocado

1 tbsp lime juice

pinch of sea salt

dash of pepper

1 c. plain greek yogurt

Feta Cheese (optional)

Siracha (optional)


In a small bowl, mash avocado with lime juice, salt and pepper and mix until creamy.

Lightly press 1/2 of the sweet potato into the bottom of 2 clear glasses.  Top with half of the salsa, half of the guacamole, and half of the yogurt. Repeat with the remaining ingredients.

Top with feta cheese and siracha, if desired.  Dip veggies, chips, or crackers.


Have you ever started out making something on a whim and have it turn out fantastically?

Do you like Sweet Potatoes?

PS- congratulation Brent Hayden for winning bronze in the 100m freestyle, and our women’s 8 rowing for their silver medal!