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Quinoa Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

These Quinoa Stuffed Sweet Potatoes are filled with quinoa, kale, hazelnuts and topped with a creamy tahini dressing. Makes for a hearty main or side dish!

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword stuffed sweet potatoes, sweet potato
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 2 Servings
Calories 555 kcal
Author Alyssa

Ingredients

  • 2 medium sweet potatoes
  • 1 cup cooked quinoa
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 small shallot diced (or red onion)
  • 2 cloves of garlic minced
  • 1 cup chopped kale
  • 1/2 lemon juiced
  • 1/2 cup hazelnuts toasted
  • Salt & pepper to taste

for the tahini

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400ºF. Puncture the sweet potatoes with a fork and place them in a baking dish. Bake until soft, and knife slides into the flesh easily, about 35 – 45 minutes depending on the size.
  2. Meanwhile, prepare the quinoa mixture by heating the oil in a saute pan over medium heat. Saute the garlic and shallot until fragrant, about 3 – 5 minutes. Add the cooked quinoa, hazelnuts and kale, drizzle with lemon juice to the pan and season with salt and pepper. Turn down to low and stir occasionally until the sweet potatoes are done.
  3. When the sweet potatoes are soft, remove them from the oven and let them cool for a few minutes. Once cooled, transfer them to a plate, split them open with a sharp knife and spoon the quinoa into the center.
  4. Whisk together the tahini dressing ingredients and pour on top of sweet potatoes. Serve immediately and enjoy!
Nutrition Facts
Quinoa Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
Amount Per Serving
Calories 555 Calories from Fat 279
% Daily Value*
Fat 31g48%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Sodium 386mg17%
Potassium 1079mg31%
Carbohydrates 61g20%
Fiber 10g42%
Sugar 9g10%
Protein 14g28%
Vitamin A 21790IU436%
Vitamin C 62.5mg76%
Calcium 162mg16%
Iron 4.7mg26%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.