Stuffed Sweet Potatoes | WFPB

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Great for breakfast or lunch

I’ve been exploring ways to make dishes with 100% whole-food plant-based ingredients. Trying to focus on certain parts of my day where I can enjoy a fully nourished meal. Oil free, and no added salt.

Don’t get me wrong, I love my oily foods. Even the super salty snacks. But it’s nice to fuel the body with only nutritious WFPB dishes every now and then. Or to reduce my intake of processed food within my meals, for a more accurate explanation…

WITHOUT compromising on taste!

Hello sweet potatoes!!

These stuffed sweet potatoes are packed with lots of flavours and texture. Loaded with a smokey hearty beans & corn filling. Drizzled with a lemony garlicky tahini dressing, and garnished with green onion & parsley.

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How to bake without oil?

It’s simple. Replace it with broth!

But the real answer isn’t exactly the oil replacement (as an ingredient). It’s about the method you use to help keep the potatoes slowly baking in broth. Making them soft and fluffy, rather than dry and hard.

I did that by creating a ‘tub’ around the potatoes. Covering each in tin foil (not so tightly), and leaving the top slightly open for steam to escape. When splashing the broth onto the potatoes, some will be soaked up, while the rest will fall to the bottom. This ‘tub’ helps keep the broth at the bottom in place, slowly softening the potatoes as they cook.

We don’t want the potatoes to be soggy or mushy either, so it’s important not to soak them with too much broth. Only splash a little at first, flipping the potatoes every 10 minutes or so to check on the liquids, and see how soft they are. Adding more broth as needed.


Can I reheat them?

Even better, you can “re-bake” them!

My favourite way of reheating food is by using my air-fryer. I just pop them – uncovered – in the basket, and air fry (using baking settings) @ 350 F for a few minutes.

But the oven will do just as fine. Preheat to 350 F, lay the potatoes on a tray to reheat for about 5 minutes, or until soften. Add a splash of broth to help – no need for tin foil this time.

Or just pop them in the microwave for a minute or two and fluffy with a fork!

Important to note for leftovers:

  • Wrap the cooked potatoes in tin foil. Tightly wrapped.
  • Leave the filling and tahini dressing packed separately in the fridge. Build it up later.
  • The filling is good for 4-5 days, while the potatoes might only make it to day 3.

Hope you give this recipe a try. I’m sure you will enjoy it! If you do, I would love to see your recreation and learn how it went. Leave me a comment here and tag me on Instagram/Facebook/Pinterest/TikTok @demeals.ca #demeals


Stuffed Sweet Potatoes | Whole-food Plant-based

Recipe by Waseem HijaziCourse: Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, SidesCuisine: Vegan, Plant Based, Whole Food, WFPB, VegetarianDifficulty: Easy, Beginner
Servings

4

potatoes
Prep time

15

minutes
Cooking time

45

minutes
Total time

1

hour 

An easy nutritious whole-food plant-based breakfast idea. Packed with a smokey savoury filling. Drizzled with garlicky tahini dressing, and a garnish of fresh herbs.

Here’s how to make these Stuffed Sweet Potatoes:

Ingredients

  • 4 medium sweet potatoes

  • Vegetable broth – as needed

  • For The Filling:
  • 1 red pepper, small dice

  • 1/2 can black beans, rinse/drain

  • 1/2 can corn, drained

  • Vegetable broth – 1/2 to 1 cup

  • 1/4 tsp cardamom

  • 1/2 tsp smoked paprika

  • Black pepper

  • Tajin, optional – Tajin Seasoning

  • Green onion & parsley

  • For The Tahini Dressing:
  • 2 tbsp tahini paste

  • 1/2 lemon, juiced

  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder, or fresh

  • Water to thin down, as desired

Directions

  • Preheat the oven to 425 F. Wash and scrub the potatoes. Make a line across the centre, and poke the sides/middle. Wrap in tin foil, and bake for 15 minutes.
  • Remove, unfold the wrap slightly, add splashes of broth, flip, and add some more. Cover & bake for 30 mins, flipping every 10 (adding broth).
  • In a hot pan, bring the broth to a simmer. Cook the red peppers for 5 mins, add in the beans & corn, stir in the spices, and cook for 10 mins.
  • Once the potatoes are fork-tender, remove from the foil, and cut open the line, fluff with a fork. Remove some of it to add the filling.
  • Drizzle with tahini dressing, and garnish with green onion & parsley.

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