Chickpea Sweet Potato Boats with Chili Garlic Butter
These Spiced Chickpea Stuffed Sweet Potatoes are loaded with fiber, plant-based protein, and just the right amount of spice for a healthy family meal in under an hour.
Servings 4 servings
- 1 (15 oz.) can chickpeas, drained + rinsed
- 1 tablespoon Extra virgin olive oil
- 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon dried parsley
- 1 teaspoon sea salt
- ½ teaspoon black pepper
- ½ teaspoon ground cumin
- Pinch of red pepper flakes
ROASTED SWEET POTATOES:
- 4 large sweet potatoes, rinsed + pat dry
- 2 Tbsps Extra virgin olive oil
CHILI GARLIC BUTTER:
- ½ cup vegan butter
- 6 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 ½ tsps red pepper flakes
- ¼ cup vegan soy sauce
TO ROAST SWEET POTATOES:
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit and line a baking sheet with parchment paper or foil. Lightly coat each potato with olive oil, placing them unto prepared baking sheet. Bake for 35-40 minutes or until tender and juices begin to bubble outside of skin. Remove from oven, let cool for 10-15 minutes before carefully slicing them open (without cutting all the way down to the bottoms). Using a fork, lightly fluff the insides sweet potato until somewhat "mashed". Set aside.
TO ROAST THE CHICKPEAS:
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. In a medium bowl, add chickpea, olive oil, and 2 Tbsps of cajun seasoning, stirring them together until well coated.
Add chickpeas to the prepared baking sheet and bake for 20-25 minutes, tossing them mid-way until golden brown and crisp.
TO MAKE THE CHILI GARLIC BUTTER:
STORAGE: Leftovers can be kept in an air-tight container in the refrigerator for 3-4 days. Re-heat when ready to serve.
ADDITIONAL TOPPINGS: For extra pizzaz, you can add your favorite veggies/ingredients to the mix such as: kale, spinach, collard greens, broccoli, tomatoes, green peas, etc.
Calories: 599kcal | Carbohydrates: 72g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 32g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 8g | Monounsaturated Fat: 18g | Trans Fat: 4g | Sodium: 1766mg | Potassium: 1244mg | Fiber: 11g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 48710IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 122mg | Iron: 3mg