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Za’atar Chickpea Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

Looking for a nourishing meal that will give your taste buds life? Then you’re in luck because these Za’atar Chickpea Stuffed Sweet Potatoes are definitely the way to go. 

The bulk of the flavor in these delights come from the za’atar. How many of you have used za’atar in your own cooking? Well if you haven’t, now is the time to start because this is without a doubt one of my favorite spices. Za’atar is spice blend native to Middle Eastern cuisine. It has a powerful tangy, but nutty flavor all at the same damn time. You can make your own with thyme, sumac, and sesame seeds or buy one like the one we’ve shown below!

Now onto our sweet potatoes. These nutrient-packed starchy veggies are a chock-full of vitamin A and vitamin C. They also contain plenty of fiber to keep your gut functioning optimally. We’re stuffing the sweet potatoes with chickpeas, which come packed with protein and a solid range of nutrients. They contain minerals such as magnesium, folate, copper, and phosphorous as well as a healthy dose of fiber. One cup of cooked chickpeas has about 12 grams of protein!

Let’s get to cooking! Start by preheating the oven to 400F. Slice each sweet potato in half lengthwise and puncture holes into sweet potato with a fork, and place onto a baking dish (cut side up). Next, add water to the bottom of the baking dish and drizzle 1 tablespoon of coconut oil on top of sweet potatoes. Bake for 45-60 minutes, or until you can easily stick a fork through the potatoes.

Up next, let’s roast our chickpeas and veggies. Add the chickpeas, zucchini and pepper to a baking sheet and drizzle 1 teaspoon of coconut oil onto them. Sprinkle some of za’atar atop and pop that mama into the same oven for 25 minutes. Remove and set aside when done. Once the sweet potatoes are ready, mash up the insides with a fork, and stuff with the roasted chickpeas and vegetables. Then add another teaspoon of za’atar on top, and drizzle the homemade tahini sauce (see below) for a finishing touch. Top with fresh parsley and enjoy!

So in keeping with the Middle Eastern flavors, we’re whipping up this quick Tahini sauce to go with our Za’atar Chickpea Stuffed Sweet Potatoes. All you have to do is begin by adding all ingredients (except salt) to a food processor and blend until smooth. Add salt, to taste, and you’re all done. 

So what do we think about our Za’atar Chickpea Stuffed Sweet Potatoes? Have you used za’atar in any of your dishes before? Leave us a comment below! xoxo

Za'atar Chickpea Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
Serves 3
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Ingredients
  1. 3 medium sweet potatoes
  2. 1 cup water
  3. 1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon coconut oil
  4. 1 cup cooked chickpeas
  5. 1 small zucchini, sliced into 1/2" strips lengthwise
  6. 1/2 medium red bell pepper, sliced into 1/2"strips lengthwise
  7. 2 teaspoons za'atar
  8. 1/4 cup fresh parsley leaves, chopped
Tahini sauce
  1. 1/4 cup tahini
  2. 1/3 cup water
  3. 1 tablespoon scallion tops, chopped
  4. 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  5. Salt, to taste
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 400F
  2. Slice each sweet potato in half lengthwise
  3. Puncture holes into sweet potato with a fork, and place onto a baking dish (cut side up)
  4. Add water to the bottom of the baking dish, and drizzle 1 tablespoon of coconut oil on top of sweet potatoes
  5. Bake for 45-60 minutes, or until you can easily stick a fork through the potatoes
  6. Up next, let's roast our chickpeas & veggies. Add the chickpeas, zucchini and pepper to a baking sheet
  7. Drizzle 1 teaspoon of coconut oil onto them, and sprinkle 1 teaspoon of za'atar atop
  8. Pop that into the same oven for 25 minutes. Remove and set aside once done
  9. Once the sweet potatoes are ready, mash up the insides with a fork, and stuff with the roasted chickpeas & vegetables
  10. Add another teaspoon of za'atar on top, and drizzle the homemade tahini sauce (see below) for a finishing touch.
  11. Top with fresh parsley and enjoy!
Tahini sauce
  1. Add all ingredients (except salt) to a food processor
  2. Blend until smooth, and add salt to taste
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4 Comments on Za’atar Chickpea Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

  1. Priya
    May 2, 2017 at 6:58 am (7 months ago)

    Chickpea Stuffed Sweet Potatoes seems totally a different recipe with sweet potatoes wii surely try!

    Reply
    • Wendy
      Wendy
      May 2, 2017 at 2:16 pm (7 months ago)

      yess give it a try! It’s so delicious

      Reply
  2. Edie
    August 10, 2017 at 12:20 am (4 months ago)

    I use zatar all the time . Love it. Can’t wait to make this!! I make a one pan zat’ar roasted chicken with cauliflower and chickpeas that is awesome!! Looking forward to this!!

    Reply
    • Wendy
      Wendy
      August 10, 2017 at 2:59 pm (4 months ago)

      yessss! finally, another za’atar lover! your recipe remix sounds great!

      Reply

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