Quinoa-Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

by Mariam
4 Servings
30 min

This recipe is kind of a long one, but so worth it! Over the past few weeks, I've gotten several requests to share more plant-based recipes. Now, I'm not a fully plant-based gal, but I love incorporating vegan meals into my diet. At the end of the day, it's all about balance, right?

These sweet potatoes are filled with lots of good-for-you ingredients and I definitely recommend trying it out if you're looking for a yummy new recipe to try! The best thing is that it's super versatile. If you don't want to bake your sweet potatoes whole, you could totally make baked sweet potato fries instead (I did that the next day with the leftover and it was delicious), and you can always switch out vegetables for anything you already have on-hand. I hope you enjoy!

Quinoa-Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
Recipe details
  • 4  Servings
  • Prep time: 15 Minutes Cook time: 15 Minutes Total time: 30 min
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  • 1/3 cup uncooked quinoa
  • 1 - 15 oz. can of black beans, drained & rinsed
  • 1 - 15 oz. can of corn, drained & rinsed
  • 1 large tomato, diced
  • 1 small jalapeño, de-seeded and de-veined, finely diced
  • 1 avocado
  • Salt & pepper, to taste
  • Cumin, to taste
  • Red pepper flakes, to taste
  • The juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 drizzle of olive oil
  • 4 small to medium-sized sweet potatoes
  • Optional: cilantro and sriracha

Bake sweet potatoes in oven at 400 degrees Fahrenheit until fork tender (or alternatively, you can microwave them in a plastic bag, if you're looking for a quicker route).
Cook quinoa according to package instructions.
In a large bowl, mix together the cooked quinoa, black beans, corn, tomato and jalapeño.
Add in spices to taste with the juice of one lemon and a drizzle of olive oil.
In a separate bowl, mash 1 avocado with lemon juice, salt & pepper to taste.
To assemble
Place one sweet potato on a plate and cut down the center (try not to cut it completely in half so that it's still whole).
In the center, place a serving of the quinoa mixture and top with mashed avocado, as well as cilantro and sriracha if you'd like.
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  • MaryAnn MaryAnn on Jun 02, 2022

    The Quinoa Mixture sounds like a good stuffing for nearly any stuffable veggie, or on it’s own as a main or side dish. Great for dumpling squashes. Could you cover ideas for spaghetti squash? It doesn’t cut it as spaghetti to me. I’ve been searching for recipes that accent it as a tasty squash.