Mediterranean Sweet Potatoes - Pure Lifestyle Experience

Servings: 4

Sweet potatoes are a delicious way to up your vitamin A intake! The problem is that most sweet potato recipes are smothered in brown sugar, butter and melted marshmallows. Here’s a healthier way to utilize the rich vitamin A and nutty undertones of sweet potatoes.

This Mediterranean Sweet Potato recipe has more than a full day’s worth of vitamin A to help improve eye health, support your immune system and build bone health. Bonus: sweet potatoes also have almost a quarter of your daily fiber, too! Additionally, foods like this recipe that follow a Mediterranean diet are proven to help you lose weight faster. Use this savory twist on sweet potatoes for dinner that’s friendly to the Mediterranean diet lifestyle – and tastes amazing!

INGREDIENTS

  • 4 large sweet potatoes
  • (15-ounce) can chickpeas, drained
  • 8-10 cherry tomatoes, quartered
  • Parsley, finely chopped for garnish

Garlic Herb Sauce:

  • 1/2 cup hummus
  • tablespoons lemon juice
  • teaspoon dried dill
  • 2-3 garlic cloves, finely minced
  • 1-2 tablespoons whole milk or half & half
  • Salt and black pepper to taste

PREP & COOK

  1. Wash the sweet potatoes. Bake the sweet potatoes in a preheated 400° oven for about 1 hour, or until soft.
  2. Place chickpeas on a parchment or aluminum foil lined half sheet pan and drizzle with 2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil, salt and pepper to taste. Roast in the oven for about 20-25 minutes, or until lightly golden in color.
  3. In a small bowl, combine the ingredients for the garlic herb sauce. Set aside.
  4. Cut the potatoes in half. Use a fork or spoon to mash up the cooked potato a little. Top with roasted chickpeas, quartered cherry tomatoes and drizzle with garlic herb sauce. Garnish with chopped parsley and enjoy immediately.

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