Sweet Potato with Chickpea & Tahini Sauce

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Ingredients Minutes Calories
Prep Cook Servings
10 min 25 min 4
Sweet Potato with Chickpea & Tahini Sauce
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1 can (15oz) Chickpeas, canned, drained (rinsed)
1 tsp Garlic powder
1 tsp Cumin
1/2 tsp minced Ginger root
1/4 tsp Coriander, ground
1 tbsp Maple syrup, pure
1/2 tsp Chili garlic sauce
1 tsp minced Ginger root (for sauce)
1/4 cup Tahini (for sauce)
1 whole lime(s) Lime juice (fresh) (for sauce)
1 1/2 tbsp Tamari, gluten free, reduced sodium (for sauce)
1 tbsp Tamari, gluten free, reduced sodium
2 1/2 tbsp Maple syrup, pure (for sauce)
1/2 tsp Chili garlic sauce (for sauce)
2 tbsp Water (hot, as needed to thin, for sauce)
2 stalk(s) Green onion (sliced, for garnish)
1/4 cup Cilantro (coriander) (chopped, for garnish)
1 tsp Sesame seeds (for garnish)
4 tsp Chili garlic sauce (for garnish)
1 fruit Lime (sliced, for garnish)
2 tsp Grape seed oil (or coconut)


Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Line a baking dish with 2-inch sides with parchment paper. Set the sweet potatoes, flesh side down, onto the parchment. Bake sweet potatoes until they are tender all the way through, about 25 minutes.

While sweet potatoes bake, heat the grape seed oil in medium skillet over medium heat. In a medium bowl, toss the chickpeas with the garlic powder, cumin, ginger, coriander, maple syrup, tamari, and hot sauce.

Transfer the chickpeas to the skillet. Sauté chickpeas until visibly browned and lightly dried. The spices should form a golden “crust” on the outside of the chickpeas. This should take about 5 minutes with intermittent stirring.

Using the same bowl that you tossed the chickpeas in, quickly whisk together the tahini sauce. Mix together the ginger, tahini, lime juice, tamari, maple syrup, and hot sauce. Once it’s totally smooth, add enough hot water to get the sauce to pourable consistency. Whisk thoroughly and set aside.

Place baked sweet potatoes on plates or a platter. Top the sweet potato halves with tahini sauce, the cooked chickpeas, green onions, cilantro/herbs, sesame seeds, and extra hot sauce. Serve lime wedges on the side.

Enjoy immediately.

Nutrition Facts

Per Portion

Calories 339
Calories from fat 123
Calories from saturated fat 14.1
Total Fat 13.6 g
Saturated Fat 1.6 g
Trans Fat 0
Polyunsaturated Fat 5.9 g
Monounsaturated Fat 4.2 g
Cholesterol 0
Sodium 691 mg
Potassium 320 mg
Total Carbohydrate 46 g
Dietary Fiber 8.4 g
Sugars 21.3 g
Protein 11.9 g

Dietary servings

Per Portion

Fruit 0.3
Meat Alternative 1.1
Vegetables 1.1

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