Baked Sweet Potatoes

Sweet potatoes are nutritious—bake them and top with Mexican-style chickpeas. This easy baked potato recipe also includes a garlic-cilantro yogurt, making it extra tasty.

Prep Time: 15 mins

Cooking Time: 1 hr

Ready In: 1 hr 15 mins

Yield: 6

INGREDIENTS

  • 4 large yellow sweet potatoes (kamote), skin-on, scrubbed clean
  • olive oil, to drizzle
  • cilantro leaves (wansoy), to garnish
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 small red onions, sliced
  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped finely
  • 2 cans chickpeas (garbanzos), drained
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 2 teaspoons spanish paprika
  • salt
  • pepper
  • 1/2 cup greek yogurt
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced finely
  • 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro leaves, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

COOKING PROCEDURE

Preheat oven to 400°F. Drizzle sweet potatoes with olive oil and rub to cover each well. Place potatoes on a piece of aluminum foil, fold to seal, then place on a baking tray. Bake for 45 minutes to 1 hour, or until completely soft (a small knife inserted into a potato should easily slide in).

Meanwhile, make the Mexican-style chickpeas: Heat olive oil in a pan over medium-high heat. Sauté onions until soft and caramelized. Add garlic; cook until fragrant. Add chickpeas and toss. Add cumin and paprika; stir until well combined. Season with salt and pepper. Sauté for 1 to 2 minutes to allow flavors meld. (If chickpeas look dry, add up to 3 tablespoons water, a little at a time, to moisten.) Adjust seasoning as needed. Set aside.

3 Make the garlic-cilantro yogurt: Mix together Greek yopgurt, garlic, fresh cilantro leaves, extra virgin olive oil, and salt. Set aside.

Make a slit lengthwise down the middle of each sweet potato. Top with chickpeas, yogurt, and salsa. Garnish with cilantro. Serve with extra yogurt and salsa on the side.

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