This budget-friendly meal will leave you daydreaming about the next time you can have this for dinner. Tender roasted sweet potatoes are stuffed with green olives, chickpeas, hummus, and tabbouleh for a filling Mediterranean-inspired meal that will keep you full and satisfied. Serve with greens on the side and top with harissa, if you have it.

Mediterranean Stuffed Sweet Potato Boats [Vegan]





  • 6 medium sweet potatoes
  • 1 14-ounce can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 3/4 cup hummus
  • 3/4 cup tabbouleh
  • 1 cup pitted green olives
  • Juice of 2 lemons
  • Salt and pepper, to taste


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F and set the oven rack in the middle. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. With a fork, pierce each sweet potato’s skin 4-5 times (going about 1/2-inch deep).
  3. Place potato on a baking sheet. Bake for 45-60 minutes, or potatoes are fork tender and just beginning to caramelize. Remove from heat.
  4. Slice each potato lengthwise down its center (cutting about 2 inches deep), then press in on their ends to open them up. Fill each potato with equal amounts chickpeas, hummus, tabbouleh, olives, and lemon juice. Season to taste and serve.