This marrying of a Canadian favorite and a Korean digestion-enhancing, healthful flavor bomb might seem a bit strange, but just close your eyes – right now, do it. Now imagine biting into a hot, soft sweet potato fry that has been seasoned perfectly with fragrant, garlicky, gingery and impeccably spiced kimchi – then you get a hint of a tangy and ever so cheesy hemp sauce. Oh yeah. You know you’re down.

Kimchi Poutine [Vegan, Gluten-Free]





  • 1 large sweet potato
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1 cup kimchi
  • 1/2 cup hemp hearts
  • 1/4 cup nutritional yeast
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2-2 1/2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • Salt


  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F. Wash and cut the sweet potato into desired shapes.
  2. Dot a large oven-proof dish with chunks of coconut oil, arrange sweet potato fries over top, and sprinkle with salt. Bake for 25 minutes or until soft, then broil for a minute or two to crisp them up.
  3. Blitz the hemp hearts, nutritional yeast, olive oil, lemon juice, water and a pinch of salt in a blender until smooth, taste and season with more salt or lemon as needed.
  4. To assemble, pile the sweet potato fries into two bowls, cover with about half a cup of kimchi per bowl (or as desired), drizzle with hemp heart cheese sauce.
  5. Enjoy immediately!

Nutritional Information

Total Calories: 1224 | Total Carbs: 62 g | Total Fat: 89 g | Total Protein: 42 g | Total Sodium: 132 g | Total Sugar: 22 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.