I have been a little sweet potato mad lately – but it has to be roasted. Something really magical happens when veggies are roasted and I can’t get enough of them.
H on the other hand has decided he likes everything served raw. Now I’m not complaining. He will happily sit down and eat a bowl of raw carrot, broccoli stems, capsicum, cucumber, tomatoes, and even cauliflower but he has recently developed at hatred for pumpkin and sweet potato.
I thought I may be able to fool him with this roasted sweet potato dish by serving it topped with chickpeas and tahini but if I’m truthful he wasn’t overly impressed. He had a taste, put a few more tablespoons of tahini on top, tried it again, picked the chickpeas off and ate them and that was about it.
I thought it was really delicious which is why I’m posting it, and its a great meatless meal option with ingredients that you probably have on hand. I hope you like it. xx
Roasted Sweet Potato, Crispy Chickpeas with Tahini and Sumac
- 2 small sweet potatoes
- 2 tbls finely chopped mint
- 2 tbls finely chopped parsley
- Sumac to garnish
For the crispy chickpeas
- 1 tin chickpeas
- 1 tablespoon oil
- 2 tsp sumac
- 1 tablespoon honey or maple syrup
- pinch of salt
For the tahini sauce
- 1/2 cup tahini
- 1/4 cup water
- 1/4 cup lemon juice
- 1 clove garlic; minced
- salt to taste
- Pre-heat oven to 200c / 400F. Give the sweet potatoes a good scrub (leave skin on ). Cut in half lengthways and place on a baking tray. Brush with oil and baked for about 30 minutes or until tender.
- Drain, rince and dry the chickpeas; add to a heat proof dish. Mix the remaining ingredients and add to the chickpeas and toss to coat. Place in the oven and cook for about 20 minutes or until golden and crispy. Once cooked add half the parsley and mint and combine.
For the tahini sauce
- Combine all ingredients in a bowl and mix well.
- Place your sweet potatoes on a serving tray and using a spoon make a little dent in the sweet potato so you can pile your chickpeas on (alternatively scoop out a little of the flesh). Top with chickpeas a good dollop of tahini, the left over herbs and a sprinkle of sumac. Serve
Super, I am on the hunt for sweet potato recipes to compile a must make list for next year as I am planning a small harvest of them this year… Fingers crossed of course ;)
I’m very jealous, I’d love to be harvesting my own sweet potato. x
This looks amazing!! I love chickpeas and sweet potatoes and tahini…never thought to put them all together!! Awesome recipe.
Its a great combo Sarah, give it a try… xx
I always have sweet potatoes in the house. This recipe look so delicious and oh my is it stunning. Beautiful photos. Like paintings.
Thank you so much Valentina, it really is very delicious. Thanks for stopping by.
I think it’s awesome that H likes to eat raw veggies. It seems like most moms have to force feed their children fruits and veggies!!! lol. This recipe looks very tasty. Thanks for sharing. :)
Yes, I could give him a bowl of ice-cream and a bowl of veggies and I can guarantee he would go for the veggies – winning!!!
Sam | Ahead of Thyme
Yum!!! I have never thought of putting sweet potatoes with chickpeas but it sounds so delicious! Thanks for sharing!!
It really is very delicious. The chickpeas add a lovely crunch xx
Elsa | the whinery
Looks delicious! I’m also looks for sweet potato recipes and this looks perfect – I especially like the tahini sauce. Pinned to try. :-)
Thanks Elsa, I’m loving tahini at the moment. I put it on everything!
Manju | Cooking Curries
This has everything that i love on it!! So yummy!
Thanks Manju, xx
What a great combination, so hearty!!
Peter @ Feed Your Soul Too
Love the flavor and textures you created here.