April 4, 2016
Vegan Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

Vegan & gluten-free Stuffed Sweet Potatoes! Roasted sweet potatoes layered with spiced chickpeas, garlic tahini sauce and fresh herbs. Vegan stuffed sweet potatoes! Roasted sweet potatoes stuffed with spiced chickpeas, garlic tahini sauce and fresh herbs. Gluten-free. | www.delishknowledge.com

Sauce me. It’s how I begin with most recipe development; what kind of delicious sauce do I want to eat? Do I want creamy? Salty? Slightly sweet? From there, it’s just a matter of what foods would pair best with the star sauce.

I think it comes down to the fact that I really dislike dry food. Who knows where that association first begin, but when I think about my favorite foods- it’s all about the sauce. Spaghetti, Pizza (with extra dipping sauce on the side), Nachos with gooey cheese sauce, and every salad under the sun.

Vegan stuffed sweet potatoes! Roasted sweet potatoes stuffed with spiced chickpeas, garlic tahini sauce and fresh herbs. Gluten-free. | www.delishknowledge.com

These stuffed sweet potatoes were subjected to the same fate. I had dreams of a silky, garlic tahini sauce and thought it only appropriate to pair some type of nutritious food with it. Baked sweet potatoes and crispy chickpeas were the obvious match for my simple tahini sauce.

Ready in just 15 minutes, not including the baking of the actual potato. I don’t really consider that prep-time though. Poke a few holes around the potato to release any steam then pop into the oven. Set a timer and do just about anything else while the potatoes are cooking: check emails, clean the house, catch up on Gossip Girl on Netflix. (Um, can we talk about why I have now found this show? It’s trashy, tacky, obnoxious and I loooove it. Am I projecting the drama-filled high school experience that I didn’t have?  Either way, it’s become my not-so-secret guilty pleasure. Totally fine that my entertainment of choice best mirror that of a college freshman.)

Vegan stuffed sweet potatoes! Roasted sweet potatoes stuffed with spiced chickpeas, garlic tahini sauce and fresh herbs. Gluten-free. | www.delishknowledge.com

I decided to make crispy chickpeas on the stove instead of using the oven but really, any method works. You could argue that the oven is already in use, so it wouldn’t take much to throw in a batch of chickpeas to crisp up in. However, that method usually takes at least 15+ minutes, and I forgo about my chickpeas until they were almost done.

Not one to wait, I decided to see if I cold get the same crunchy effect using a skillet. Of course, it worked beautifully. While the chickpeas were toasting, I threw the sauce ingredients into the blender for a quick puree. Easy, peasy.

Fresh herbs are my kryptonite, so I piled chopped parsley on top. Though, these would be great with a heaping of steamed spinach, roasted vegetables or a handful of arugula on top. Either way, I know you will love these stuffed sweet potatoes as much as I did. Store any leftovers separately for quick meals throughout the week.

Vegan stuffed sweet potatoes! Roasted sweet potatoes stuffed with spiced chickpeas, garlic tahini sauce and fresh herbs. Gluten-free. | www.delishknowledge.comVegan stuffed sweet potatoes! Roasted sweet potatoes stuffed with spiced chickpeas, garlic tahini sauce and fresh herbs. Gluten-free. | www.delishknowledge.com

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Vegan stuffed sweet potatoes! Roasted sweet potatoes stuffed with spiced chickpeas, garlic tahini sauce and fresh herbs. Gluten-free. | www.delishknowledge.com

Vegan Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

  • Author: Alex Caspero
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Total Time: 55 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: main, vegetarian, glutenfree, healthy
  • Cuisine: glutenfree, vegetarian

Description

Vegan stuffed sweet potatoes! Roasted sweet potatoes stuffed with spiced chickpeas, garlic tahini sauce and fresh herbs. Gluten-free.


  • Author: Alex Caspero
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Total Time: 55 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: main, vegetarian, glutenfree, healthy
  • Cuisine: glutenfree, vegetarian
  • Author: Alex Caspero
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Total Time: 55 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: main, vegetarian, glutenfree, healthy
  • Cuisine: glutenfree, vegetarian
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Ingredients

  • 4 medium sweet potatoes
  • 1 teaspoon oil
  • 1 can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 cup tahini
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 23 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • salt/pepper
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Poke a few holes into the sweet potatoes with a fork to release steam. Place in the oven and cook for 30-45 minutes until sweet potatoes are tender.
  3. While the potatoes are cooking, make the chickpeas.
  4. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the chickpeas, the paprika and the cumin. Stir together and cook for five minutes until heated through.
  5. Place the tahini, garlic, lemon juice, water and a pinch salt of pepper in a blender/food processor and puree until creamy and smooth. Depending on the power of your blender, you may need to add more lemon juice or water.
  6. Split the sweet potatoes and divide the chickpeas and parsley on top. Drizzle with tahini sauce.

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Meet Alex Caspero

Alex Caspero is a Registered Dietitian, Plant-Based Chef and Yoga Instructor. She aims to cut through the nutrition noise by providing real-life, nourishing tips for body and mind. Learn more about Alex.

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  1. We loved this recipe! I added tempeh to the garbanzo beans to give it an extra protein boost and it worked very well. I did add water to the garbanzo tempeh mixture so that the mixture wouldn’t stick to the pan so much but it didn’t effect the flavors at all, if anything it helped the tempeh absorb more flavor. I also added some avocado. I am trying to cook high protein meals for a sick family member who needs to take in almost 90 grams of protein a day (no that is not a typo, it is what is required for her body weight) and she has reacted very well to a plant based diet. However incorporating that much protein into small meals has been a big challenge. I am learning to be creative and recipes like this help out so much. Thank you for making them available.

  2. I’m wondering if you could suggest alternate seasoning for the chickpeas? I love tahini but I’m not a fan of cumin and paprika….those smoky seasonings. Thanks!

  3. […] The emotional rollercoaster that comes with multiple miscarriages has dangerous highs and lows. It’s been an exercise in patience, gratitude and grief. Though my happy ending isn’t written yet, I do feel like there are a few rainbows among the clouds. This process has strengthened my marriage, my resolve and my faith. Though I wouldn’t wish to go through this again, I know I’m stronger because of it. And, for that, I’m thankful.   For now, I’m focused on what I can do. No use spending energy on what I can’t. For me, that means lots of yoga, meditation and a nourishing diet of nutrient-rich foods. These vegan stuffed sweet potatoes are the perfect balance of healthy and satisfying. Roasted sweet potatoes stuffed with spiced chickpeas, garlic tahini sauce and fresh herbs. Easy, simple and delicious. Thank you Alex, such wonderful words of wisdom. Be sure to visit Alex over at Delish Knowledge and grab the recipe for her Vegan Stuffed Sweet Potatoes! […]

  4. Lovely this down-to-earth meal, Alex! It has all my favorite things! I discovered Gossip Girl when in Hawaii. I had food poisoning for three days and was unable to leave the bed! It was my guilty-pleasure show as well, hehe.

  5. I have two whole sweet potatoes that have this recipes name on it!! I better get to cooking before Mr CEO uses them to plant in the garden. He says you can plant potatoes with the sprouts on them and they’ll grow a plant?! Who knew?!

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