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Roasted Purple Sweet Potatoes with Ras el Hanout Chickpeas and Spicy Tahini

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A delicious, colourful and filling dinner or snack that you can feel good about eating. Swap the chickpeas for quinoa or lentils if you prefer.
Not just a treat for the eyes, vibrant purple sweet potatoes are a nutritional powerhouse. To reap the full health benefits, consider eating your sweet potatoes, skin and all since the skin contains three times as much anthocyanin - an antioxidant responsible for the brightly hued flesh of the this root vegetable, as its starchy flesh.

Spicy Tahini Dressing
  • 2x350-450 g Purple sweet potatoes, scrubbed
  • 400 g Cooked chickpeas (homemade or in can), drained and rinsed
  • 1 tbsp Olive oil
  • 1 tbsp Ras el Hanout (or curry or garam masala)
  • 1 tbsp Chopped parsley
  • 4 tbsp Tahini
  • 3 tbsp Lemon juice
  • 4-5 tbsp Water
  • 1 Garlic clove
  • 1 tsp Maple syrup
  • 1/2 tbsp Sriracha (or to taste)
  • Salt and pepper
  1. Preheat oven to 180C/350F. Use a fork to poke holes into the sweet potatoes, and set them on a baking pan lined with aluminum foil for easy cleaning. Bake the sweet potatoes for about 2 hours until tender.
  2. Blend all the ingredients for the dressing until well combined. Add more water as needed to reach desired consistency. Refrigerate until ready for use.
  3. Toss the chickpeas with olive oil and ras el hanout until thoroughly combined. Place them in a baking tray.
  4. When sweet potatoes are done, remove from the oven. Increase oven temperature to 200C/400F. Bake the chickpeas for 20-25 minutes, shaking 2-3 times to ensure even baking. Remove and toss with parsley.
  5. Cut a slit lengthways in each without cutting all the way through. Open slightly and fluffy the insides with a fork to create a ‘bowl’. Fill with the prepared chickpeas and drizzle with spicy tahini dressing.

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© 2023 |


Tom 21/5/23 22:24

...another beautiful treat.

Cooking Julia 21/5/23 23:29

I have never found purple sweet potatoes. I always buy orange ones. The dark color makes the dish look dramatic!

roentare 21/5/23 23:55

I will need to check out sweet purple potatoes since you have showcased its recipes quite a few times

Brian's Home Blog 22/5/23 00:11

That looks great! I keep forgetting to try baking some purple potatoes, we roast them every once in a while.

Balvinder 22/5/23 02:03

It looks very delicious. I can’t wait to make it tomorrow for lunch.

foodtravelandwine 22/5/23 02:28

A treat for the eyes and the tummy!!...I love it!.......Abrazotes, Marcela

Citu 22/5/23 03:10

Gracias por la receta. se ve muy rica. Te mando un beso.

Veronica Lee 22/5/23 03:40

I love purple sweet potatoes.
Can't wait to make this.

Hugs and blessings, Angie

Anne in the kitchen 22/5/23 05:22

This is a feast for the eyes as well as the mouth.

Mbul Kecil 22/5/23 09:58

sometimes i eat purple sweet potatoes with just boiled method...but seeing your recipe, i have a new concept bout them...and sometime can combine with quinoa or lentils...thanks Angie...

eileeninmd 22/5/23 12:21

Looks delicious, very pretty too. Take care, have a wonderful new week.

DEZMOND 22/5/23 13:45

I've no idea what hanout is, but antioxidants are my fave thing next to flavonoids and immuno modulators. Also omega fatty acids which I get from my daily dose of flax and chia. Food can change your health fully if taken right and it is funny how people usually avoid the healthiest things. I currently love how oat, corn, millet and buckwheat flours keep my insulin levels balanced, unlike wheat flour which gives people a sugar jump.

My name is Erika. 22/5/23 15:21

I've never seen purple sweet potatoes. But yum! I love a good sweet potato. What a nice food for a Monday.

Carol @Comfort Spring Station 22/5/23 16:26

This sounds delightful - a wonderful combination of flavors

speedy70 22/5/23 17:22

Adoro le patate dolci, ttima ricetta!

Bill 22/5/23 17:34

This looks wonderful and tasty.

Maria Grazia Ferrarazzo Maineri 22/5/23 18:19

It looks so tasty, Angie! I love this recipe!

Torviewtoronto 22/5/23 23:50

the food looks healthy and delicious

Rainbow Evening 23/5/23 06:25

firts time to know spicy Tahini...

Sherry's Pickings 23/5/23 09:58

I love sweet potato (tho I usually buy the orange ones) and i adore chickpeas! This sounds so good for you too.

[Reply] 23/5/23 14:40

I've never seen purple sweet potatoes, do they taste similar to regular sweet potatoes? This sounds like an amazing dish!

Javier 23/5/23 14:46

I wish I could just cook like you everyday! Great recipe!

Jeff the Chef 23/5/23 15:57

I have a feeling that the texture, with those chickpeas, is as interesting as the beautiful look of these potatoes.

Velva-Evening With A Sandwich 23/5/23 16:43

Angie, talk about a healthy sweet potato! My mom used to tell me all the time growing up, the vitamins are in the skin, eat it up. I like the chickpeas and the tahini in this recipe. A nice twist on a sweet potato.


David 23/5/23 18:45

Angie, My better half doesn't care for sweet potatoes so this dish won't grace our dinner table. Great presentation though! She doesn't like chick peas either but I think that roasted chick peas might change her mind... Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

Raymund 24/5/23 01:37

This colorful and satisfying dinner or snack is not only delicious but also something you can feel good about eating.

babYpose 24/5/23 11:33

Looks so good and tasty. Love baked potatoes with chickpeas fillings

Dawn @ Words Of Deliciousness 24/5/23 13:55

I have never had purple sweet potatoes before. This sounds delicious, and I like that it is healthy.

Pam 25/5/23 19:28

Great combination of flavors & textures. Yum.

Marcelle 8/6/23 15:27

Sadly I have never found a purple sweet potato at my local stores, but I would buy one immediately if I ever do! I will have to try this with a regular sweet potato, however. I LOVE roasted chickpeas! Fantastic recipe!! 🌞


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