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Curry Chickpea Stuffed Sweet Potato

Laura Daniel
Serve this as a side dish at a dinner party with friends.  Or prepare the dressing, chickpeas and sweet potatoes on Sunday.  Then just store them separately in the fridge and you have everything ready to assemble a tasty veggie side any day of the week!
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Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 20 mins
Course Dinner, Side Dish
Cuisine American, Indian
Servings 4
Calories 380 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2 medium sweet potatoes
  • 1 can chickpeas no salt added
  • 1 tsp curry powder
  • 1 pinch salt to taste
  • pepper to taste
  • 4 oz raisins
  • 2 oz chopped almonds
  • olive oil spray
  • cilantro optional

Curry Yogurt Dressing

  • 5.3 oz plain yogurt 1 single serve container
  • 1/4 tsp curry powder
  • 1 tsp finely chopped green onion
  • 1 tsp finely chopped jalapeño
  • 1 clove garlic chopped
  • 1/2 tsp lemon zest
  • Juice from 1/2 lemon
  • 1 pinch salt to taste
  • pepper to taste
  • 3-6 tsp water as needed for consistency

Instructions
 

  • Heat Oven to 375°F.
  • Poke holes in sweet potatoes, place on baking dish and bake for 60 minutes or until tender all the way through.
  • Meanwhile, drain, rinse and dry chickpeas.  Spray with olive-oil, toss with pinch salt, pepper and a tsp of your favorite curry powder.  Spread on baking sheet in a single layer. 
  • Bake chickpeas for 30 mins tossing after 15 minutes. 
  • Slice the sweet potatoes in half and scoop out or mash a bit of the flesh to create space for the filling to sit.
  • Combine cooked chickpeas, chopped almonds and raisins and pile each half sweet potato with a quarter of the filling.  
  • Top with a healthy drizzle of the curry dressing and a sprinkle of cilantro. 

Curry Yogurt Dressing

  • Combine yogurt, lemon juice, lemon zest, diced jalapeño, diced green onion, chopped garlic in small bowl, stirring until well combined.  
  • Added in water a tsp at a time until desired consistency for drizzling.    

Nutrition

Calories: 380kcalCarbohydrates: 60gProtein: 15gFat: 9gCholesterol: 2.5mgSodium: 120mgPotassium: 1046mgFiber: 9.6gSugar: 30gVitamin A: 19200IUVitamin C: 26.4mgCalcium: 390mgIron: 2.2mg
Keyword chickpea, Curry, side dish, sweetpotato, vegetable, Vegetarian
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