These vegetarian stuffed sweet potatoes are loaded with quinoa, kale and purple cabbage and drizzled with a simple yummy hummus sauce. They are ideal for a hearty dinner as the weather begins to cool down.

Roasted sweet potato stuffed with quinoa and greens on a skillet.

Click the PLAY button below to hear me walk you through the steps of how to make these healthy sweet potatoes.

A sweet potato split in half and packed with veggies and quinoa, topped with orange zest.

 

  1. Rub the sweet potatoes with olive oil, poke tiny holes in them using a fork and ROAST until tender.
  2. Slice the sweet potatoes 3/4 way through lengthwise and stuff with veggies and quinoa. Drizzle with the hummus sauce.
  3. EAT!

A vegetarian stuffed sweet potato, filled with quinoa and veggies, spilling over into a skillet.

A sweet potato piled high with quinoa, purple cabbage, and greens on a cast iron skillet.

I like my quinoa super fluffy, which is why it’s important to let it sit for 15 minutes after you remove it from the stovetop when it’s done cooking. Fluffing with a fork helps, as well.

Roasted sweet potato recipes are so popular this time of year as the weather starts cooling off. Try roasting 4 large sweet potatoes on Sunday night (don’t forget to coat them in oil before roasting-that’s the trick to super moist potato flesh!) and storing them in the fridge so you can grab them, slice them and serve them for dinner in under 15 minutes any night of the week. You can reheat them in the oven for 5 minutes at 400 degrees F.

 

You can easily add pulled chicken to these stuffed sweet potatoes. Poach an organic chicken breast in vegetable broth or water with sea salt and cook covered over medium heat for 20-25 minutes or until the chicken is no longer pink inside. Then, use a fork to pull and shred the chicken. You can add the shredded chicken on top of the potatoes before eating.

A halved sweet potato filled with quinoa and veggies and topped with a hummus dressing.

  

          

Vegetarian Stuffed Sweet Potatoes with Hummus Sauce
Serves: 4
Roasted sweet potato stuffed with quinoa and greens on a skillet.
 
Prep
Cook
Total
 

This hearty recipe is loaded with quinoa and your favorite veggies. It's naturally sweet and savory, and as always, everything in it is anti-inflammatory, gluten-free, dairy-free, and soy-free.

Author: Amie Valpone
Recipe type: Entree

Ingredients

Sweet Potatoes

  • 4 sweet potatoes, large
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil, divided
  • 1/2 cup uncooked quinoa
  • 1 cup water
  • sea salt, to taste
  • 1 head dinosaur flat kale or swiss chard, finely chopped and stems removed
  • Juice of 1 large orange
  • 1 cup purple cabbage, finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp fresh basil, finely chopped
  • 2 tsp orange zest
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper

Hummus Sauce

  • 1 cup plain hummus
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • Warm water, plus more as needed
  • sea salt and pepper, to taste

Instructions

Roasted Sweet Potatoes

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Prepare a large rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper. 

  2. Place the sweet potatoes on the prepared baking sheet and rub them with your hands using 1 Tbsp. of the olive oil to ensure the skins are completely coated. Poke holes in them with a fork and roast for 45-55 minutes, depending on how large your sweet potatoes are. They should be fork tender when done.

  3. Meanwhile, cook quinoa according to package directions with 1 cup water. Add a pinch of sea salt to the water and cook for about 15 minutes or until the quinoa is tender. Remove from the heat, fluff with a fork. Cover and set aside for 10 minutes.

  4. In a large bowl, use your hands to massage the kale or swiss chard with the remaining 1 Tbsp. olive oil and orange juice. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Add the cabbage and toss to combine.

  5. Add the 1/2 tsp. sea salt, 1/4 tsp. pepper, fresh basil and orange zest to the quinoa and toss to combine.

  6. Remove the sweet potatoes from the oven and use a sharp knife to cut them 3/4 way through in half lengthwise. Let them sit for 5 minutes to cool while you make the sauce (below).

  7. Place the split open sweet potatoes on a large serving platter. Top with the kale mixture followed by the quinoa mixture and drizzle the sauce on top. Serve immediately.

Sauce

  1. In a medium bowl, combine all the sauce ingredients and mix well to combine until the hummus thins out and resembles a sauce. Start with a small amount of water (such as 2 Tbsp.) and add water as needed because if you use too much water at first while the hummus is still thick, you'll have a really runny sauce.

Nutrition Facts
Vegetarian Stuffed Sweet Potatoes with Hummus Sauce
Amount Per Serving
Calories 439 Calories from Fat 189
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 21g 32%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 618mg 26%
Potassium 911mg 26%
Total Carbohydrates 53g 18%
Dietary Fiber 9g 36%
Sugars 6g
Protein 11g 22%
Vitamin A 439.8%
Vitamin C 68%
Calcium 13.1%
Iron 21.8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Amie's
Best-Selling Cookbook

Over 200 plant-based recipes free of gluten, dairy, soy, sugar, eggs, peanuts, corn and other inflammatory foods.

Buy Now

Hi, I'm Amie!

I’m here to share my story of healing with you. I know what it’s like to suffer and not know what’s going on with your body. I’ve been there. I was lost, searching for answers and alone for 10 years until I learned how to get my body working for me, not against me—to address the underlying symptoms instead of using a Band-aid approach to reclaim my vitality. I want to show you that eating and living clean feels incredible. Once you see life this way, you’ll never go back. Ever. Come play along with me on Instagram, Pinterest, Facebook and Twitter. I’m here for you. xo

5 Simple Steps to Optimal Gut Health

Did you know the health of your gut can be responsible for 70% of your immune system functioning? Increase energy, ease bloating, optimize digestion, and get to the root cause of unwanted symptoms.

Get Your Free Guide
Previous Post The October Playlist || What We're Liste...
Next Post What to Pack When Traveling...
  • Share

Share Your Thoughts

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.