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Moroccan Sweet Potatoes


Description

Healthy Moroccan Stuffed Sweet Potatoes w/ Ras El Hanout, chickpeas, apples, onion, garlic & cilantro is vegan, or drizzle with delicious smoked yogurt.


Ingredients

 

  • 23 medium yams- cut in half lengthwise, skin on
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • ½ an onion – diced
  • ½ an apple – diced
  • 4 garlic cloves, rough chopped
  • 1 can chickpeas, drained & rinsed or sub ½ lb chicken breast
  • 2 teaspoons Ras el Hanout spice blend
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • 2 teaspoon maple syrup
  • ½ cup chopped cilantro, divided
  • ¼ cup chopped scallions

“Smoked” yogurt drizzle

  • ¼ cup plain yogurt or soy yogurt (this is best with low fat or full fat, not fat-free)
  • ⅛ cup water
  • ¼ teaspoon smoked paprika
  • pinch salt to taste

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400F.
  2. Place yams, cut side down on parchment lined baking sheet and roast for 30-40 minutes until tender.
  3. While yams are roasting make filling. Saute onion and apple in olive oil, in a large skillet, over medium high heat for 2-3 minutes. turn heat to medium. Add garlic. Saute 4 more minutes then add chick peas and spices, salt and pepper. Continue cooking a few more minutes. Stir in maple syrup. At this point, it may seem a little spicy, but when stuffed into the sweet potato, the flavors will mellow a bit. Stir in half of the cilantro. Turn heat off.
  4. When yams are tender, flip them right side up, and slit the middle gently with a knife and divide the filling, spooning it over the yams. Place back in a warm oven until ready to serve.
  5. Garnish with fresh cilantro and scallions and a drizzle of “smoked” yogurt.
  6. To make the “smoked yogurt” mix all ingredients in a small bowl. Place in a squirty bottle and keep in the fridge.

Notes

This is the Seattle Based Ras el Hanout Spice Blend we carry at our store. It is lovely.

Or make this homemade version: Ras El Hanout

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