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Chickpea Stuffed Sweet Potato on a Plate with Fork on the Side
Falafel Spiced Skillet Chickpea Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 10 mins
Chickpeas are cooked up lighting fast in a skillet with red bell pepper chunks and Middle Eastern spices before being stuffed into juicy baked sweet potatoes and drizzled in rich and creamy tahini falafel sauce.
Course: Entree
Cuisine: American
Servings: 2
Calories: 507 kcal
Author: Alissa
  • 2 medium sweet potatoes
For the Tahini Falafel Sauce
  • 2 tbsp. tahini
  • 1 tbsp. lemon juice
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • salt to taste
  • 2-4 tbsp. water
For the Chickpea Filling
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • ½ small onion diced
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • ½ red bell pepper diced
  • 1 cup cooked or canned chickpeas drained, rinsed well and patted dry with a paper towel
  • 1 tsp. ground cumin
  • ½ tsp. ground coriander
  • 1 tbsp. lemon juice
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 3-4 tbsp. finely chopped fresh cilantro
For Serving
  • toasted sesame seeds
  • fresh cilantro
  • hot sauce
  1. Preheat oven to 400º. 

  2. While sweet potatoes bake, whisk sauce ingredients together in a small bowl, thinning with as much water as needed.
  3. Scrub the sweet potatoes and pierce each one a few times with a knife. 

  4. Bake the sweet potatoes until the skin is lightly crisp and center is soft and easily pierced with a fork, 40-60 minutes depending on size.

  5. When sweet potatoes are almost finished baking, coat the bottom of a large skillet with olive oil and plate it over medium heat. 

  6. Add the onion and sauté until softened, 5 minutes. Add the garlic and bell pepper. Sauté 1 minute more. 

  7. Add chickpeas, cumin and coriander. Raise heat to medium-high and cook 2 minutes more. 

  8. Add the lemon juice, salt, pepper and cilantro. Flip a few times to incorporate, and remove from heat.

  9. Transfer the sweet potatoes to plates and cut them open. Stuff with chickpea filling and top with tahini sauce, sesame seeds, fresh cilantro and hot sauce.

Nutrition Facts
Falafel Spiced Skillet Chickpea Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
Amount Per Serving
Calories 507 Calories from Fat 161
% Daily Value*
Fat 17.9g28%
Saturated Fat 2.5g13%
Sodium 977mg41%
Potassium 1637mg47%
Carbohydrates 78.5g26%
Fiber 14.1g56%
Sugar 3.3g4%
Protein 12.1g24%
Calcium 130mg13%
Iron 5mg28%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.