Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Recipe Review: Mediterranean Baked Sweet Potatoes

I have to share this recipe with you. You have to try it. Yes...have to and have to.

So you know I try to eat healthy. Travis is trying to eat healthy right now too. Recently I stumbled across a link on Pinterest for 30 Vegetarian Dinners that you can make in 30 minutes. Hello, I am down with that. 

There were so many good recipes in that link, this one included. We made these tacos, also from the Minimalist Baker, that were amazing. Make those too, ok? 

Anyway, sweet potatoes. Sometimes I'm on the fence with sweet potatoes because they are obviously good for you, but they're also a potato. Years and years of my mom brainwashing me that potatoes = starch = bad has led to not always trust the sweet potato health benefits. But I was willing to take the plunge for these babies. 

Basically, you cut your potatoes in half, rub 'em up with olive oil, and bake them in the oven for 25 minutes. The chickpeas are mixed with a few spices, and roasted on the same pan in the same amount of time. Stupid easy. 

The sauce is hummus or tahini based. Tahini is the main ingredient in most versions of hummus, just in case you didn't know. I have tahini on hand, so that's what I used, with generous amounts of lemon juice & dill for some bright flavor. I also diced up a tomato, and mixed that with parsley, dill, and lemon juice. 

Tada! Dinner is done! What did I tell you? Stupid easy. The hardest part was cutting the sweet potatoes in half without cutting a finger off. 

The flavors are so good together - savory, a little sweet, and zesty from the lemon juice. For Emily, I just scooped some of the sweet potato out of the skin, put it in a bowl, topped it with everything else, and she ate most of it. After trying a couple of chickpeas, she decided those were not her favorite. But Travis and I definitely enjoyed them! 

So. Add this to your next menu plan. K?

Do you have any favorite vegetarian dishes? What do you think of sweet potatoes - good or bad?

1 comment:

  1. Mmm this looks delicious! I love sweet potatoes but I struggle sometimes with feeling like they're so plain and not knowing what to eat with them. This could be a perfect solution! :)