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Sweet Potatoes Stuffed with Spinach and Beans – Fully Vegan and healthy
Baked Sweet Potato
4 Medium size Sweet Potatoes
Spinach and Beans Filling
2 Tbps Virgin Olive Oil
1 x 500g bag frozen chopped spinach
3 Tsp minced store-bought garlic, or fresh if you have
1 x 398 ml tin of Navy Beans
1 x 398 ml tin of Pinto Beans
¼ Tsp ground nutmeg
Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
¼ cup finely snipped Mediterranean Sun-dried Tomatoes
I used scissors to snip it into small pieces, as it’s so much easier to do than to cut with a knife
¼ cup Organic Fair Trade Sesame Tahini
A large pinch of Garlic powder
As well as a large pinch of Salt
Warm water – NOT boiling water
Baked Sweet Potato
Heat the oven to 400ºF.
Wash/scrub and pierce the sweet potatoes with a fork several times.
Take each and wrap it in aluminum foil and place in a foil-lined baking sheet and bake for 1-1½ hours or until soft.
Remove, unwrap and allow to cool in order to handle.
While you’re baking the sweet potatoes, you need to prepare the filling.
In a large frying pan, add and heat 2 Tbps olive oil over medium heat.
Cook the garlic by stirring it for 2 minutes until lightly colored.
Add the spinach (defrosted and excess water removed) and all the beans.
Spice with nutmeg, salt, and pepper to taste.
Mix and stir until well heated.
Sesame Tahini Sauce
In a small glass bowl whisk together tahini, garlic powder, and salt.
Add warm water bit by bit, stirring until it becomes a pourable sauce.
Set aside to drizzle over the dish once done.
How to finish off and stuff your Sweet Potatoes
Cut it open down the middle (lengthwise) and slightly fluff the inside flesh with a fork.
Divide the filling and cut up sun-dried tomatoes evenly over the sweet potatoes.
If you have extra, just add it to the size of your plate to be enjoyed on its own.
Now drizzle with tahini sauce and if desired some additional extra virgin olive oil over the sweet potatoes.
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2 thoughts on “Sweet Potatoes Stuffed with Spinach and Beans”
These sound great, Esme! My family will love this recipe and I think I have most of the ingredients on hand. 🙂
I am so glad Shannon – please note that you can substitute as you go along, as that’s what I normally do. Hope you will enjoy it as we did. This is a keeper in my books.