Chickpea Sweet Potato Boats

BY : PUBLISHED : November 19th, 2018 UPDATED: November 27th, 2022

You can make an entire meal out of just a few ingredients like these sweet potato boats. They are full of powerful nutrients and don’t take a lot of effort to create. Drizzle with your favorite vegan-friendly sauce and enjoy! So what do you need? Just sweet potatoes, chickpeas, marinara sauce and the toppings of your liking.

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Isn't this the easiest lunch ever? Imagine when you're feeling unprepared and are lacking ingredients, you'll most likely have one sweet potato and a can of chickpeas! Right? Mix the chickpeas with a yummy sauce and spices while you're baking the sweet potato cut in halves and voila! Fill them up and lunch is served!

Chickpea filled sweet potato boats.

Don't have chickpeas? Try black beans! Don't have marinara sauce? Use some tahini mixed with some soy sauce! These are the best recipes! The ones when you can replace ingredients and still get a fantastic result.

No one has plenty of time to prepare lunch! We are either at the office or working somewhere so we can't take an hour or more to make something on the spot. These chickpea sweet potato boats are perfect for preparing the day ahead and taking them to work in a container. Heat them up or eat them at room temperature. Ideal!

Sweet potatoes are so great! They are full of fiber and keep fuller for longer, plus they last longer in your pantry without going bad! Make sure to store them somewhere dry and somewhat dark, and you'll have them for fresh for days.

What's your favorite way to eat them? So many options!

Chickpea filled sweet potato boats.

Chickpea Sweet Potato Boats

Toni Okamoto
You can make an entire meal out of just a few ingredients like these sweet potato boats. They are full of powerful nutrients and don’t take a lot of effort to create. Drizzle with your favorite vegan-friendly sauce and enjoy!
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Course Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine American
Servings 2 servings
Calories 466 kcal
METHOD Stovetop
DIET Vegan

Ingredients
  

  • 2 sweet potatoes, washed and pat dried
  • 1 Tablespoon of olive oil
  • 15 ounces of chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1 teaspoon of paprika
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • ½ cup marinara sauce
  • 1 cup of sunflower sprouts

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 375°F.
  • Slice sweet potatoes in half and brush with oil. Place sweet potatoes facing upwards on a baking sheet and bake for 30 minutes or until insides are soft.
  • Add chickpeas to a separate baking sheet and sprinkle with salt and paprika. Bake for 10 minutes or until started to turn golden.
  • Remove sweet potatoes and chickpeas from oven. Spread the tops with marinara sauce. Add the sprouts and then chickpeas on top. Serve warm.

Notes

No chickpeas? Try black beans! Out of marinara? Maybe give tahini and soy sauce a whirl.

Nutrition

Calories: 466kcalCarbohydrates: 81gProtein: 18gFat: 17gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gMonounsaturated Fat: 6gSodium: 2200mgPotassium: 1294mgFiber: 19gSugar: 12gVitamin A: 32852IUVitamin C: 10mgCalcium: 153mgIron: 10mg
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About Toni Okamoto

"They say you are what you eat, so I strive to be healthy.
My goal in life is not to be rich or wealthy,
'Cause true wealth comes from good health and wise ways...
we got to start taking better care of ourselves " - Dead Prez

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