This is such a wonderful potato creation! Sweet potatoes are already so full of flavor, and then they get packed with broccoli and a homemade cashew cream chive sauce to take this dish over the top! Enjoy this delight as a lunch dinner, or even appetizer.

Broccoli-Stuffed Baked Sweet Potato With Cashew Cream Chive Sauce [Vegan]

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Calories

329

Serves

4

Cooking Time

45

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Ingredients

For the sweet potatoes:

  • 2 to 4 sweet potatoes (generally 1 per person)
  • 2 to 4 cups broccoli florets

For the Sauce:

  • 1 cup cashews
  • 1/3 cup water
  • Juice from 1/2 lemon
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives
  • 1/4  teaspoon salt
  • 1/4  teaspoon pepper
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Preparation

  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F. Line a baking sheet with foil and place on the bottom shelf in the oven.
  2. Using a fork, pierce each potato a few times. Then place potatoes in oven. Bake for about 45 minutes to an hour; until tender.
  3. To make the sauce, in a blender, combine all the sauce ingredients. Blend on high until creamy. If you have a powerful blender, you can warm the sauce by blending on high for a few minutes as well. If using a regular blender, transfer the sauce to a bowl or pan and heat up prior to serving.
  4. When the sweet potatoes are almost done baking, begin preparing the broccoli. Place 3/4 to 1 inch of water in a saucepan with a steamer and bring to a boil. (If you don’t have a steamer, you can put the broccoli directly into an inch of boiling water.) Add the broccoli to the steamer and cover; reduce the heat to medium and let cook for 5 to 6 minutes. The broccoli is done when you can pierce it with a fork. As soon as it is ready, remove from the heat. Green vegetables like broccoli will turn from vibrant green to drab olive green at about the 7-minute mark of cooking. So watch the time, and don’t let the broccoli overcook.
  5. Now the sweet potatoes should be ready; pull those out of the oven and begin plating. Cut down the middle of each sweet potato and add a portion of broccoli into the crease. Drizzle with some cashew cream sauce and serve!

Notes

You can buy a head of broccoli and chop it yourself, or to save time you can by precut broccoli that has already been cut into florets. If you are not using a high-speed blender for this recipe, soak your cashews for at least 30 minutes before attempting this recipe.

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Nutritional Information

Per Serving: Calories: 329 | Carbs: 36 g | Fat: 15 g | Protein: 11 g | Sodium: 314 mg | Sugar: 7 g Note: The information shown is based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.