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Moroccan Sweet Potatoes


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


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

“Smoked” yogurt drizzle

  • 1/4 cup plain yogurt or soy yogurt (this is best with low fat or full fat, not fat-free)
  • 1/8 cup water
  • 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • pinch salt to taste


  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.


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


  • Serving Size: ½ a sweet potato with the filling (no yogurt)
  • Calories: 346
  • Sugar: 4.6 g
  • Sodium: 421.8 mg
  • Fat: 4.2 g
  • Saturated Fat: 0.6 g
  • Carbohydrates: 71.8 g
  • Fiber: 12.4 g
  • Protein: 7.1 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg

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