Sweet potatoes with chickpeas and quinoa

Sweet potatoes with chickpeas and quinoa

5 from 1 vote
Recipe by Tara Weaver Course: MainCuisine: InternationalDifficulty: Medium
Servings

4

servings
Prep time

15

minutes
Cooking time

50

minutes
Total time

1

hour 

5

minutes

Simple, filling, extremely nutritious and intertwined with sweet and savoury flavours. These are sweet potatoes with chickpeas and quinoa combo you will not forget.

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Ingredients

  • 4 large 4 sweet potatoes

  • 14 oz 14 cooked chickpeas

  • 1/3 cups 1/3 quinoa

  • 1 medium 1 garlic clove

  • 1 tbsp 1 ground red pepper

  • 1/2 tsp 1/2 cumin

  • 1/4 tsp 1/4 pepper

  • 1 bunch 1 parsley

  • 1/4 tsp 1/4 salt

Directions

  • Cook quinoa.
  • Cut sweet potatoes in half and put them in a preheated oven at 390°F. Bake for approx. 45-55 min. In the meantime, check them with a fork to see if they are soft enough. Bigger potatoes will be done later then small ones.
  • While the potatoes are baking, wash and then dry the chickpeas and put it in a bowl. Add the pepper, cumin and red pepper and mix well.
  • Spread the chickpeas on a baking tray and bake for 25-35 min. Shake the roasting tray a little in between to ensure that the chickpeas are evenly roasted.
  • Mix the roasted chickpeas and quinoa together and spread over the roasted potatoes.
  • Chop the garlic and parsley and scatter over the potatoes.

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FAQ about vegan sweet potatoes with chickpeas and quinoa

Will sweet potatoes make you fat?

No, sweet potatoes have nearly no fat and have low protein in them. This makes them a rich source of carbs. Since they contain a lot of fiber to slow down the absorption of carbs in the body, these sweet tubers will not increase your blood sugar level rapidly and don’t cause weight gain from that perspective.

What foods go well with sweet potatoes?

Several flavors pair well with sweet potatoes. But the best ones remain chickpeas and quinoa, sweet potatoes taste great with these, and they make them even healthier. Several other foods also pair well with sweet potatoes; these include herbs and spices like chili pepper, cilantro, cinnamon, veggies like carrots and onions.

Do sweet potatoes bake faster than regular potatoes?

Sweet potatoes and regular potatoes bake for almost the same amount of time, given that regular or russet potatoes might take a little longer to cook than sweet potatoes depending on the size and cooking method. Both potatoes take about an hour to bake in the oven at 425 degrees Fahrenheit.

How do you make sweet potatoes tasty?

Although sweet potatoes taste delicious with just a sprinkle of salt and pepper, a little effort can make them taste even better. The best way to elevate your simple and basic baked sweet potatoes is by topping them up with a spicy seasoning. The seasoning can be made using a blend of cumin, pepper, salt, paprika, and garlic powder.

What is the healthiest way to eat sweet potatoes?

There are several ways to consume sweet potatoes healthily, but the healthiest one remains the classic sweet potato bake. This includes chopping the sweet potato into small bite-sized chunks and baking them in the oven. You can then sprinkle any spices on top of these sweet potato bites to consume them in the healthiest way.

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Tara Weaver
Tara Weaver

I’m Tara, and I’m not just a wife and mom who loves her family and pets. I’m an aspiring chef who’s passionate about food, crystals and sharing my experiences with everyone!