Sweet & Savory Mediterranean Baked Sweet Potatoes Recipe

Enjoy this sweet and savory twist on sweet potatoes with this deliciously satisfying Mediterranean baked sweet potatoes recipe…

Sweet potatoes are a seriously healthy vegetable – packed with all kinds of nutrients, fiber, and antioxidants – and there are so many yummy ways to enjoy them! If you end up with a bountiful crop of sweet potatoes from your garden this fall, you’ll definitely want to bookmark this tasty recipe to try!

This Mediterranean-inspired recipe makes a sweet and savory – and super healthy – meal that’s satisfying and quick to prepare. It’s packed with flavor, protein, fiber, and other good stuff, and you’ll love how simple it is to make. It’s vegan, gluten-free, and incredibly delicious!

Mediterranean Baked Sweet Potatoes

Total Time: 30-40 Minutes
Serves: 4

Ingredients:

  • 4 medium (~1/3 lb each) sweet potatoes*
  • 1 15-ounce can chickpeas (rinsed and drained)
  • 1/2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp each cumin, coriander, cinnamon, smoked (or regular) paprika
  • 1 pinch sea salt or lemon juice (optional)

Sauce:

  • 1/4 cup hummus (or tahini)
  • 1/2 medium lemon, juiced (1/2 lemon yields ~1 Tbsp juice)
  • 3/4 – 1 tsp dried dill (or sub 2-3 tsp fresh per 3/4-1 tsp dried)
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced (3 cloves yield ~1 1/2 Tbsp or 9 g)
  • Water or unsweetened almond milk (to thin)
  • Sea salt to taste (optional // I didn’t need any)

Toppings (optional):

  • 1/4 cup cherry tomatoes (diced)
  • 1/4 cup chopped parsley (minced)
  • 3 Tbsp finely chopped red onion
  • 2 Tbsp lemon juice
  • Chili garlic sauce

Instructions:

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (204 C) and line a large baking sheet with foil.
  • Rinse and scrub potatoes and cut in half length wise. This will speed cooking time. Otherwise leave whole and bake longer (approximately double the time (45 min – 1 hour).
  • Toss rinsed and drained chickpeas with olive oil and spices and place on a foil-lined baking sheet.
  • Rub the sweet potatoes with a bit of olive oil and place face down on the same baking sheet (or another baking sheet depending on size). Transfer to the preheated oven and bake until the sweet potatoes are fork tender and the chickpeas are golden brown – roughly 25 minutes.
  • While the sweet potatoes and chickpeas are roasting, prepare your sauce by adding all ingredients to a mixing bowl and whisking to combine, only adding enough water or almond milk to thin so it’s pourable. Taste and adjust seasonings as needed. Add more garlic for more zing, salt for savoriness, lemon juice for freshness, and dill for a more intense herb flavor.
  • Prepare the parsley-tomato topping by tossing tomato, parsley, and red onion (optional) with lemon juice and set aside to marinate.
  • Once sweet potatoes are fork tender and the chickpeas are golden brown – roughly 25 minutes – remove from oven.
  • For serving, flip potatoes flesh-side up and smash down the insides a little bit. Then top with chickpeas, garlic herb sauce, parsley-tomato salad, and chili garlic sauce (optional). Serve immediately.

Recipe Source: MinimalistBaker.com

 

Rose S.

An avid gardener since childhood, I love sharing my passion for gardening with others! I have gardened in a number of different climates and settings, from large fenced garden plots, to tiny patio and container gardens, and I firmly believe that everyone can learn to grow at least some of their own food - no matter where you live. Growing your own food can help you take control of your own health and food supply, and there has never been a better time to get started!


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