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Roasted Chickpea Stuffed Sweet Potatoes With Tahini Sauce [Vegan]

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Need a meal that encompasses both simplicity and big flavors? These roasted chickpea stuffed sweet potatoes will be your new favorite. Naturally loaded with vitamin A, fiber, potassium, B-vitamins, and powerful antioxidants, simple sweet potatoes make the perfect base for an easy, nourishing meal. Load them up with a nice source of protein (in this case, chickpeas) and your favorite flavorings, and you are good to go!

Roasted Chickpea Stuffed Sweet Potatoes With Creamy Tahini Sauce [Vegan]

Serves

4

Ingredients

  • 4 medium sweet potatoes, rinsed and scrubbed

For the Oven-Roasted Chickpeas:

  • 1 1/2 cups cooked chickpeas (may be from 15 oz. can)
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh herbs (parsley and basil work very well here!)

For the Creamy Tahini Sauce:

  • 1/4 cup tahini
  • 2 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 2-3 tbsp water, as needed to thin to desired consistency

For Assembly:

  • Other veggies and toppings of choice

Preparation

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F, and line a baking sheet with aluminum foil.
  2. Prick holes into the sweet potatoes with a fork. Place onto the prepared baking sheet and bake 40 minutes to 1 hour, until the center of the potatoes are soft when pricked with a knife. Remove from the oven and allow to cool for a few minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, prepare the roasted chickpeas and creamy tahini dressing.

To Make the Oven Roasted Chickpeas:

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Mix all ingredients together in a large bowl until the chickpeas are evenly coated with the flavorings.
  3. Spread evenly onto the prepared baking sheet, and roast 35-40 minutes, until crisp and golden, tossing a few times during baking to prevent uneven browning.

To Make the Creamy Tahini Sauce:

  1. Combine all ingredients in a small bowl and whisk until creamy. Enjoy!

To Assemble:

  1. Slice the potatoes down the center, almost to the bottom but not all the way through. Stuff each sweet potato with the roasted chickpeas and any other veggies of choice. Top with the fresh herbs and creamy tahini sauce. Serve and enjoy!

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AUTHOR & RECIPE DETAILS


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Whole foods plant-based comfort food that take a holistic approach to nutrition. Christina Bedetta is a passionate whole foodie on a mission to prove just how delicious eating and cooking with natural and plant-based foods can be. As a Registered Yoga Teacher with a Bachelor’s Degree in Nutrition and Dietetics, and an avid believer in the holistic approach to nutrition and healing, Christina’s goal is to educate and help others to overcome digestive struggles similar to her own, and achieve nourishment in the most delicious ways possible. Check out her website Create Nourish Love for delicious vegan recipes, nutrition tips, and inspiration.


 

 

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